DOTD reminds motorists to use travel information resources, drive safely during Labor Day holiday
Thursday, September 01, 2016 at 11:55:22 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development reminds motorists to use traveler resources and practice extra caution when traveling on the roadways during the Labor Day holiday (Friday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept.5).

In an effort to ensure needed equipment and commodities can be delivered to areas impacted by the recent flooding event, DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D., announced that all oversize and overweight vehicle travel on state highways will be allowed during the holiday weekend.

The Department’s Truck Permit Office will be closed Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5.

For traveling convenience, motorists can access up-to-date information about road conditions, construction activities and other critical incidents by dialing 511 from their telephone. The voice-activated 511 Traveler Information System is available to most wireless and landline telephone users. 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

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, Sept. 5. Drivers are encouraged to tune in to local radio stations for current traffic and incident information prior to traveling.