Category Archives: Road Closures

I-49 North-Road CLOSURE IN PROCESS

As the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development begins pretreatment procedures to maintain priority routes in anticipation of winter weather, DOTD has CLOSED the northbound and southbound lanes of I-49 North from La. 1 to U.S. 71, in Caddo Parish. This will allow the department to use manpower and resources on priority routes with higher traffic [...]

Hazardous Driving Condition Advisory Due To Forecasted Potential For Snow And/Or Ice

The Department of Transportation and Development District 08 Office in Alexandria advises the public that due to the forecasted potential winter weather conditions by the National Weather Service, which could result in accumulations of snow and/or ice on our bridges and roadways, there is a potential for closure of the following structures:
·THE URBAN ELEVATED SECTION [...]

State & Federal Routes Open to Traffic

Roads

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, District 08 Office in Alexandria, advises the public that all state and federal routes in District 08 are now OPEN TO TRAFFIC.
DOTD appreciates your cooperation during this past winter weather event.
As always, motorists can call 318-561-5100 or (800) 542-3509 for more information during freezing weather conditions.  Citizens can [...]

DOTD announces I-210 open to traffic

LAKE CHARLES, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that I-210 and the I-210 Bridge, through Lake Charles, is now open to traffic.
Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region [...]

Statewide Winter Weather Advisory and Road Closure Update

Troopers across South Louisiana are continuing to report and monitor icy road conditions requiring the vast majority of overnight closures to remain in effect this morning.  These overpasses, bridges, and roadway surfaces have become too hazardous for travel requiring closures and traffic to be detoured.  The Louisiana State Police continue to utilize extra patrols nearly [...]

Road Closure: Esler Field Rd.

The Department of Transportation and Development District 08 Office in Alexandria advises the public that due to the current winter weather conditions, LA 116, Esler Field Road, Rapides Parish, is closed from its intersection with LA 28 E to the Esler Field Airport due to icy road conditions.
Safety Reminder
DOTD urges motorists to use extra caution [...]

Statewide Winter Weather Advisory and Road Closure Noon Update

LA 29 at the St. Landry Evangeline Parish line near I-49

As freezing temperatures are expected to remain across several areas of the state for an extended period of time, Troopers continue to monitor interstate systems and area roadways for ice patches and unsafe driving conditions.  Currently, icy conditions have formed on numerous overpasses, bridges, and roadway surfaces requiring closures and traffic to be detoured.  The [...]

Accident on I-49 at Turkey Creek

The Department of Transportation and Development District 08 Office in Alexandria advises that the public that an 18 wheeler has overturned on the ramp of I-49 in Turkey Creek; LA 167; Rapides Parish.
Permit/Detour section
All traffic is being detoured on the LA 167 off ramp.
Safety Reminder
DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with [...]

DOTD opens parts of Interstate 49 to traffic

LAFAYETTE, La. –The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that the outside southbound lane of Interstate 49 in St. Landry Parish, between La. 29 (Whiteville Road) and La. 106 (St. Landry Highway), is now open to traffic.
Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System [...]

Statewide Winter Weather Advisory and Highway Prioritization Plan

Louisiana State Police is closely monitoring the winter weather that is forecasted for the upcoming days and urge citizens across the state to keep abreast of the latest weather and travel conditions before traveling on roadways and potentially exposing themselves to dangerous conditions.
For real time updates on roadway closures, crash locations, and pertinent safety information, [...]