***UPDATE*** ROAD STATUS LA 397- US 90 to Swift Plant Road IS NOW OPEN - Calcasieu Parish
Monday, October 12, 2020 at 3:54:23 PM

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), advises the public that LA 397 from US 90 south to Swift Plant Road, is NOW OPEN TO TRAFFIC.

Additional Information
Motorists should avoid driving during this period unless there is an emergency. If you must drive, watch for flooded roadways, downed trees/utility lines, and storm debris across area roads and bridges due to wind and storm damage. Motorists should avoid driving into standing or running water. Drivers should also follow these tips when driving during and after a rainfall event:
• slow down, be attentive, and avoid driving distracted
• allow for extra driving time and additional room between vehicles
• reduce speeds when visibility is low or road surfaces are wet
• be alert for DOTD, other state, and local responders’ equipment and workers performing work on the bridges and roadways.
• buckle up and refrain from drinking and driving
• do not use your cruise control

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.