UPDATE - REOPENED: I-49 Northbound Lanes at LA 498; Alexandria; Rapides Parish
Friday, September 20, 2019 at 7:44:39 PM

UPDATE - REOPENED: I-49 Northbound Exit 94 at LA 498 (Rapides Station Rd.), Rapides Parish

UPDATE: All lanes of I-49 have been REOPENED. Please drive with caution through the area.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, (DOTD), advises the there is an emergency road closure to all northbound traffic on I-49 due to an accident involving hazardous material at Exit 94, north of Alexandria at Rapides Station. I-49 Southbound remains open.

It is expected to remain closed for the next 10-12 hours.

Permit/Detour Section

Northbound traffic will be detoured at Exit 90 (Airbase Road) to LA 1 Northbound.

Safety Reminder

DOTD appreciates the motoring public’s patience and reminds drivers to please exercise caution when traveling through work zone areas and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Additional Information
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 on 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, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Alex Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ www.dotd.la.gov and the DOTD Facebook page.

Project Contact
Mr. Dale Craig, P.E.
District Traffic Operations Engineer
Office: (318) 561-5105
Email: dale.craig@la.gov

Media Contact
Ms. Erin Buchanan
Public Information Officer
District 08: Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, and Winn Parishes
Phone: (318) 549-8402
Email: erin.buchanan@la.gov