DOTD announces temporary changes to operating procedures for Butte LaRose rest area
Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 12:50:28 PM
St. Martin Parish, La. – With the threat of inclement weather due to Hurricane Ida, DOTD announces temporary changes to operating procedures for the Butte LaRose rest area on Interstate 10.

Beginning, Sunday, August 29, at noon, maintenance personnel for the rest area will not be present. However, restrooms will remain open to the traveling public.

Additionally, security personnel will not be present from Sunday, August 29, at 6 p.m. until Monday, August 30, at 6 a.m.

The Atchafalaya Welcome Center will remain closed through Monday.

If traveling on Interstate 49, operating procedures will not change for the Grand Prairie rest area.

Motorists are encouraged to keep these temporary changes in mind while traveling.

DOTD apologizes for any inconvenience and encourages motorists to check the status of road conditions prior to beginning commutes by utilizing 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 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 here.
  • Social media: Additional information can be found at DOTD’s Facebook and Twitter pages.