DOTD announces Interstate 49 open to traffic in the northbound direction
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 11:57:23 AM

LAFAYETTE, La. –The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that Interstate 49 in the northbound direction, between La. 29 and La. 106, is now open to traffic.

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.