As the state continues recovery efforts following the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises drivers to use caution when traveling. Debris contractors and other responders are working to help Louisiana recover from Ida. There are many more workers in or near the roadways than usual.
Crews are working swiftly throughout Southeast Louisiana to repair damaged signs and signals, as well as clear debris off state routes. Motorists are encouraged to drive with caution, be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment, and refrain from driving around "road closed" barricades, as crews are in close proximity to the road and on-coming traffic. Don’t drive distracted or impaired and be extra cautious.
Motorists are also encouraged to check the status of road conditions prior to traveling by using the following resources for the latest information regarding road conditions:
• 511 Traveler Information: Travelers can also find information regarding road closures by visiting the 511 Traveler Information website at www.511la.org or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).
• MyDOTD: Motorists can receive automatic and up-to-date information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activity by signing up for MyDOTD on the DOTD website.
• Social media: Additional information can be found at DOTD’s Facebook and Twitter pages.