FORT POLK, La. — Two ongoing construction projects are creating some
delays at Fort Polk gates:
• Active vehicle barriers are being installed on Louisiana Avenue near the
intersection of Holmund and the old South Polk Elementary School to
improve the security of Fort Polk.
The construction — which began Nov. 27 — is expected to take about 30
days. Traffic will be re-routed around the construction site and the roadway
reduced to one lane in both directions.
Due to the heavy traffic volume of the installation main gate (ACP 1) and
the intersections along this route, residents and guests can expect long
Residents and visitors are encouraged to use alternate points of entry to the
installation, such as ACP 5 (La. Hwy 10), as well as using alternate exits out
of housing areas that border Louisiana Avenue to avoid congestion during
peak traffic hours (7-9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. daily).
For more information call 531-2677.
• The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development continues
work — weather permitting — on the La. Hwy 467 pavement patching and
overlay project. This pavement patching and overlay project is located on
La. Hwy 467 from its junction with U.S. Hwy 171 to Fort Polk ACP 2.
This 5.3-mile overlay is receiving grading, drainage structures, milling
asphalt concrete, pavement patching and more.
The roadway will be reduced to one lane during construction operations.
Work is expected to be complete in February 2018.
DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with
caution and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.
Call (318) 561-5100 or (800) 542-3509 or 511 or visit www.511LA.org for
additional information. Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website
www.dotd.la.gov by selecting MYDOTD, the Way to Geaux Application for
iPhone or Android devices, the DOTD Facebook page or the LA DOTD
Twitter page, @Alex_Traffic for further information and details.