Published 8:00 am Tuesday, October 25, 2022

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LA 643 (St. James Parish) – There will be a road closure on LA 643 approximately .5 miles east of LA 20, from Fern St. to Desire St., on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM.

This road closure is necessary to install a roadway patch over newly installed drainage structures.

Commuters may detour LA 643 to LA 20 then LA 644 back to LA 643.

No thru traffic will be allowed. Permit loads should contact the permit office for alternate routes.

DOTD appreciates 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.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.

For more information, please visit, email, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please let us know how we may better serve you: Customer Service Survey.