The Flournoy Lucas Road section of this project is completely open to drivers. The Ellerbe Road section is about 70% complete and is still in a two-lane configuration. The estimated completion date of the work on Ellerbe Road is late August/ early September 2011.
Once all five lanes are open along the entire project, the contractors will spend several weeks finishing up minor work such as seeding, stripping, clean-up and other final tasks.
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.
For additional questions or comments, contact at (318) 676-7832 or GILCHRIST at (318) 798-2656. You can visit the LA 523 Project Web site on DOTD’s Web site www.dotd.la.gov under the projects tab or use the direct link www.dotd.la.gov/administration/public_info/projects/la523.
LA 523 is now on Facebook. You can become our fan by clicking on LA. 523 Widening Project. This will allow you to see the most-up-to-date information. You can see project photos at both of these locations. You can also contact DOTD Customer Service by email email@example.com or by phone at (877) 452-3683. For statewide traffic and road conditions, visit our 511 page. You can also get traffic updates by dialing 511 from your phone.