U.S. 61 lane closure in Ascension Parish October 29; motorists urged to use caution
Friday, October 29, 2021 at 7:56:44 AM
Baton Rouge – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises that U.S. 61 (Airline Hwy.) northbound will have a right lane closure in Ascension Parish beginning at 8:00 am on Friday, October 29 and ending at approximately 5:00 pm the same day. The closure will be in place between LA 30 and LA 3038 (E. Cornerview St.), and is necessary for crews to remove Hurricane Ida debris outside the roadway.

Travelers should use caution when passing through this area. As crews continue to work clearing debris throughout southeast Louisiana, 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.

Debris removal progress can be seen at www.511la.org. The page is updated daily at 6:00 am to reflect data from the previous day following disposal of debris material.

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 www.511la.org 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.