DOTD opens parts of Interstate 49 to traffic

DOTDLAFAYETTE, 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 by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Web site at www.511la.org.

Additionally, motorists can utilize the new “Way to Geaux” application to receive real-time, around the clock travel alerts. The hands-free, eyes-free smartphone application can be downloaded on any iPhone or Android device by visiting either the iTunes App Store, or Google Play.

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