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Mar 7, 2013 5:20 PM by MELISSA CANONE

DOTD announces closure of Grand Prairie rest area for renovations

GRAND PRAIRIE, La. - Today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that on Monday, March 11, the Grand Prairie rest area, located on Interstate 49 in St. Landry Parish, and the boat launch to access Dubisson Lake will be closed for renovations.

Renovations for the $2.4 million project include remodeling the restroom and vending facilities and adding a dividing wall at the boat launch area. Parking for the rest area will also be expanded during construction.

The project is expected to last ten months, weather permitting.

DOTD regrets any inconvenience this necessary work may cause and appreciates your patience.

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 930 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, email, 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.

Motorists can access up-to-date travel information by dialing 511 or by visiting Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).



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