DOTD opens roads as crews continue to respond to winter weather and icy road conditions
Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 1:04:43 PM

BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that is opening roads across the state as crews continue to respond to highways that remain impacted by icy conditions.

Motorists are reminded to use extra caution when traveling on roadways during hazardous weather conditions. Stay off the roads whenever possible during winter weather and unsafe, icy road conditions.

Roads will open to the public once they are safe. Once the temperature gets above freezing, and the roads have time to thaw, roads will be opened. DOTD has applied and will continue to apply de-icing agents such as salt and sand on the highways in an effort to help them de-ice.

Elevated highways and bridges have continued to freeze and pose dangerous driving conditions in many portions of the I-49, I-10 and I-12 corridor as moisture and freezing temperatures bombarded the state.

The following roads have been closed due to impacts from winter weather conditions. Please keep in mind that road closures are subject to change quickly. For the latest updates please visit www.511la.orgCitizens can get the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions by using the 511 Traveler Information System simply 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).


Closures that are now open


East Baton Rouge Parish:

·         I-12 East between the I-10/I-12 Split and Range Avenue

  • I-10 East between the Mississippi River Bridge and Acadian Thruway
  • Siegen Lane Bridge Over KCS RxR (N Mall Dr to Perkins Rd)



Tangipahoa Parish:

  • I-55 South from US 51 to I-10


St. James Parish:

  • LA 3213 South @ Veterans Memorial Bridge (Gramercy Bridge)


St Charles:

  • I-310/Airline Interchange ramps
  • I-10 East between Laplace and Kenner



  • I-10 East between Laplace and Kenner



  • US 90 Danziger Bridge over Industrial Canal
  • LA 407 (Lower Coast Algiers Bridge) across Intracoastal Waterway
  • Woodland Bridge


St. Tammany Parish:

  • Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
  • US 11 Bridge across Lake Pontchartrain
  • US 90 at West Pearl Bridge





Current road closures due to Winter Weather Event


Acadia Parish:

·         The John N. John overpass (US 13) in Crowley

·         US 90 Overpass at Jeff Davis and Acadia Parish Line

·         I-10 from Jeff Davis Parish Line to Crowley (Closed due to Accident)


St. Martin Parish:

·         I-10 Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

                                Westbound:       Closed from Ramah to Henderson

                                Eastbound:         Closed from Louisiana Avenue to Ramah

Lafayette Parish:

·         I-10 from LA Avenue to St. Martin Parish Line


Iberia Parish:

·         US 90 in Iberia Parish is now open