A $3.5 million project to improve safety and traffic flow at Highway 157 and Highway 3227
Haughton drivers brace for major traffic disruptions as intersection project begins A major road project that will affect one of the most congested intersections in Haughton is set to start on Monday, November 13, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
The project, which will cost $4.1 million, is the first phase of several planned improvements to the LA 3227 @ LA 157 intersection near the Pilot truck stop. The project will widen the LA 157 corridor from two to five lanes from Ragan Lane to LA 3227, adding the extra lanes to the east side of LA 157.
The project aims to improve the traffic flow in the area, which has seen a lot of new development and is close to the I-20 interchange. The second phase of the project will involve relocating LA 3227 to a different alignment, but that will be done in a future project.
The project is expected to last until Spring 2024, depending on the weather and other factors. Before the construction begins, SWEPCO will have to relocate some utility poles within the project limits, which will take about 5-6 weeks. During this time, there will also be some asphalt patching work on LA 157, which will require intermittent lane closures. Traffic will be controlled by flagging operations in the construction zone.
Drivers are advised to expect delays and slow traffic while the project is underway. Some drivers on social media have expressed frustration with the timing of the project, which coincides with the two-year I-20 reconstruction project that has already caused traffic headaches in Bossier City.
They need to wait until they get the intestate done in Bossier City before they put any more driving obstacles up to get through going anywhere.