The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced that, weather permitting, work will begin on the repaving project of U.S. 171 on March 4, and will continue for approximately six months.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced that, weather permitting, work will begin on the repaving project of U.S. 171 on March 4, and will continue for approximately six months.

The 6.6 mile project involves concrete paving patching, lime treatment of subgrade, in-place cement stabilized base course, asphalt pavement patching, and super-pave asphaltic concrete pavement.

The project was awarded to the low bidder, Prairie Contractors, Inc., in the amount of $14,231,194.09.

U.S. 171 Southbound lanes, from 300 ft. south of the intersection of La. 10 to 400 ft. north of the intersection of Boone Street, will require lane closures and wide-load vehicle restrictions. The U.S. 171 Southbound lanes will have wide-load vehicle restrictions for vehicles over 10 feet in width. One of the southbound lanes will be accessible at all times.