DOTD announces start of $10.9 million project on LA 52 in St. Charles Parish

Published 9:00 am Thursday, August 10, 2023

St. Charles Parish, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), in coordination with St. Charles Parish, announces that beginning Monday, August 14, 2023, construction will start on a $10.9 million major reconstruction project on LA 52 (Paul Maillard Rd.).

The project includes adding sidewalks, subsurface drainage, replacing water and sewer lines, and a complete top-level roadway resurfacing between Blueberry Hill St. and Angus Dr.

Lane closures will be required to perform the work, so the public should be prepared for delays. Permanent lane closures will be needed to widen the street and complete underground utility work; therefore, traffic will only be allowed northbound between Blueberry Hill St. and Angus Dr.

Starting August 14, traffic can only travel northbound on LA 52 from Blueberry Hill St. to Angus Drive (driving toward River Rd., LA 18). DOTD has detour signs directing southbound traffic onto I-310 South to US 90.

The project is estimated to be completed in Fall 2024.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to drive cautiously through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

DOTD has the following resources in place to assist motorists.

· MyDOTD: Motorists can receive information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activity by signing up for MyDOTD at www.dotd.la.gov.

· 511 Traveler Information: Travelers can also find information regarding road closures and traffic by visiting www.511la.org or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).


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 www.dotd.la.gov, email dotdcs@la.gov, 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.