DOTD announces La. 70 Sunshine Bridge is open to traffic
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 6:24:31 AM

BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that de-icing efforts have led to the reopening of the La. 70 Sunshine Bridge that connects Ascension and St. James parishes.

DOTD is reminding travelers that driving in wintery conditions can be hazardous and travelers should avoid driving. Road conditions, opening and closings are changing rapidly.

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

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