We have complained about the condition of the horrific roads in Northwest Louisiana for several years, so I am guessing we should probably be overjoyed that the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is involved in so many projects to fix those roads, but it seems more bittersweet than joyful.

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With ongoing projects including the replacement of the Caddo Lake Bridge on LA 1 in north Caddo Parish, the closing of the I-20 East to I-220 West exit ramp at Louisiana Downs for the Barksdale Interchange and the upcoming closure of the Youree Drive at Regal intersection for some initial road work on a project to resume next year, it's been somewhat of a challenge moving around in our area for a bit, however, it's about to get even tougher for some people in south Caddo Parish.

The Louisiana  DOTD has announced that as work begins to repair a stretch of LA 789 in south Caddo Parish, motorists should expect intermittent lane closures and slow moving traffic.

Work is beginning very shortly on the $2.7 million project on LA 789 that stretches from LA 169 to Preston Road, which is just north of the DeSoto Parish line.

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The project will provide a mill and asphalt overlay, along with clearing and grubbing, drainage structures, pavement patching, and other related work.

Traffic along LA 789 will be maintained through the use of flagging operations so motorists should be aware of the possibility of slow-moving vehicles while construction activity is ongoing.

This Project Will Take Several Months To Complete

The entire project is anticipated to be complete in Spring 2023, with progress dependent on weather conditions and other factors.

DOTD also asks for your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Area residents should exercise caution when driving, walking, or biking near an active construction zone.

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