If you live here in Southest Louisiana then you know that construction is going on all over Calcasieu Parish.  The DOTD will start working on Highway 171 starting Monday and have advised us that there will be lane closures, delays and alternate routes.

Matt Young with the Louisiana DOTD advises:

Construction on US 171 northbound and southbound from Conoco Street (milepost 2) to the Beauregard Parish Line (milepost 13) will begin on Monday, July 6, 2015. Expect alternating lane closures from 7:00 A.M to 7:00 P.M. through the end of February, 2016.

Traffic will be maintained in both directions.


With that being said, be ready for delays and maybe even some detours.  If you use this route to go to work you might want to thinik about another route.  Buckle and be safe!