DOTD to begin LiDAR scanning along I-10 in West Baton Rouge/ Iberville Parishes
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 9:41:47 AM
Baton Rouge- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that motorists may see slow moving traffic during non-peak hours along portions of I-10 in West Baton Rouge and Iberville Parishes on April 1 and April 2. This work is scheduled to survey I-10 as part of the construction to overlay the existing roadway to increase the grading of this corridor.

Crews will be traveling along I-10 from LA 415 to the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge scanning this corridor using Mobile Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology. LiDAR scanning is a surveying method used to measure distance by using laser lights that make digital 3-D representations of the intended target.

The Mobile LiDAR method is extremely cost beneficial to the state, as it will assist in expediting the Topography survey delivery schedule for DOTD designers, prevents multiple lane closures throughout the corridor, though some will be necessary at night, and reduce the number of conventional survey crews needed to perform the survey. DOTD has used this technology in previous projects throughout the state, and it has been proven to be a useful tool in the Topography Survey Process.

This activity will not have any lane closures associated with it, however, it will cause traffic to slow down due to police blocking traffic, similar to a funeral procession. The mobile LiDAR scanning will continue throughout the day, driving along the surface streets and interstate along the vicinity of this project.

Surveying is weather dependent and will be performed during the day between peak hours starting at 10 a.m.

Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions by going to You can also download the app to your smartphone or use the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from your telephone and saying the route or region where you 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