Debris pickup to begin along I-10 eastbound in Ascension Parish on October 8; left shoulder closure will be in place
Thursday, October 07, 2021 at 4:02:46 PM
Baton Rouge – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises that debris pickup in the median of I-10 in Ascension Parish will begin tomorrow, October 8, after 8:00 am. As a result, there will be a left shoulder closure on I-10 eastbound between the LA 30 (Gonzales/St. Gabriel) exit and the LA 22 (Sorrento/Donaldsonville) exit. The shoulder closure will be in place until debris pickup is complete.

DOTD would like to remind citizens that debris removal progress can be seen at The page is updated daily at 6:00 am to reflect data from the previous day following disposal of debris material.

Crews continue to work swiftly throughout southeast Louisiana to repair damaged signs and signals, as well as clear debris off state routes. Motorists are encouraged to drive with caution, be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment, and refrain from driving around "road closed" barricades, as crews are near the road and oncoming traffic. Don’t drive distracted or impaired, and be extra cautious.

Motorists are also encouraged to check the status of road conditions prior to traveling by using the following resources for the latest information regarding road conditions:

  • 511 Traveler Information: Travelers can also find information regarding road closures by visiting the 511 Traveler Information website at or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).
  • MyDOTD: Motorists can receive automatic and up-to-date information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activity by signing up for MyDOTD on the DOTD website.
  • Social media: Additional information can be found at DOTD’s Facebook and Twitter pages.