DOTD set to reopen I-12 from Tangipahoa Parish to Baton Rouge
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 5:19:20 PM

HAMMOND, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is preparing to reopen Interstate 12 from Tangipahoa Parish to Baton Rouge. Crews are working to have I-12 eastbound and westbound reopened by 5 and 6 p.m., respectively.


The weather is changing rapidly and so are the road conditions, closures and openings. DOTD continues to monitor weather reports, as well as area roadways, and will advise when it is safe to reopen.


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.