Railroad Repairs Will Close Two Caddo Roads This Week
The Louisiana Department of Transportation has advised motorists in our area to expect road closures this week in both the northern and southern portions of Caddo Parish.
This Wednesday, December 7, those traveling in the southern half of Caddo Parish will need to find an alternate route as the LA 175 at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing near the intersection with Harts Island Road in Shreveport, will be closed.
DOTD says this closure is scheduled to take place between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm, and is necessary to allow Union Pacific Railroad to perform repairs to those railroad tracks. All traffic will be forced to detour as this will be a complete closure with detour signage in place. As with all DOTD projects, this work will be done weather permitting.
This Saturday, December 10, It's North Caddo Parish's Turn To Detour
Then, this Saturday, December 10, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, it will be North Caddo Parish's turn for traffic constriction.
DOTD advises motorists that the heavily travelled LA 169 (the Dixie-Mooringsport Road) at the Kansas City Southern railroad crossing immediately east of LA 538 (Old Mooringsport Road) in Mooringsport, will be closed.
This closure is scheduled to take place from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, and is necessary to allow KCS to perform repairs to their railroad tracks.
Of course, this work will also be done weather permitting. Detour signage will be in place and it will be a total road closure, so all vehicles will be required to detour.