Traffic Advisories from Louisiana DOTD for Memorial Day Weekend
Going out of town this weekend? The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has a few traffic advisories for you for the Memorial Day holiday weekend (Saturday, May 26 through Monday, May 28).
Southwest Louisiana Area
In Acadia Parish, daytime lane closures will occur May 26 and May 28 on U.S. 90 between La. 3076 and La. 719.
In St. Mary Parish, it is important to note that truck traffic greater than 15-25 tons is prohibited from traveling on the U.S. 90 Bayou Ramos Bridge in Morgan City.
In St. Martin Parish, La. 686 between Arnaudville and Cecilia and Industrial Parkway between Pinhook Road and College Drive are closed for bridge replacement projects. Additionally, La. 92 will be reduced to one lane between Cade and St. Martinville for construction.
LA 92 will be closed at the Vermilion/Acadia parish line.
Baton Rouge Area
Drivers should note potential closures in the construction zones on I-10 and I-12 during the holiday weekend, and are advised to follow the reduced speed limits within these zones.
U.S. 167 will detour just north of Winnfield for construction of the Dugdemona Bridge. Please pay attention to the posted speed reduction.
Construction will continue on U.S. 84 in the Jena area. Drivers may experience minor delays because of construction activity in this area.
In Bienville Parish, U.S. 80 is closed between Gibsland and Arcadia, and motorists are advised to detour from U.S. 80 to I-20 around the closure location.
Travelers can access up-to-date information about weather-related road conditions, construction activities and other critical incidents by dialing 511. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information System Web site at www.511la.org.
DOTD’s Customer Service Center representatives can answer questions about road closures not listed above or any other DOTD-related questions. Please call (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683) with questions. The center’s business hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Customer Service Center will be closed Monday, May 28.
Drivers who notice road hazards, such as potholes or debris in the road, are urged to call DOTD’s statewide, toll-free Highway Safety Hot Line at 1-800-259-HWAY (4929). The automated system operates 24-hours-a-day and routes callers to the appropriate field office to report hazardous conditions.