DOTD announces temporary closure of Interstate 49 in St. Landry, Evangeline and Avoyelles parishes
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 9:04:31 AM

LAFAYETTE, La. – Due to freezing weather conditions, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that Interstate 49, between La. 29 and La. 106, is closed immediately to traffic in both directions to allow crews to de-ice the roadway.

Traffic can detour using La. 29 to La. 106.

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 about 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

Additionally, motorists can utilize the new "Way to Geaux" application to receive real-time, around the clock travel alerts. The hands-free, eyes-free smartphone application can be downloaded on any iPhone or Android device by visiting either the iTunes App Store, or Google Play.