**UPDATE REOPENED**; Elevated sections of I-49 from Exit 80-MacArthur Drive to Exit 94-Rapides Station
Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 4:39:28 PM


**Urban I-49 in Alexandria**

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, (DOTD), advises the public that all entry and exit ramps onto I-49 between Exit 80 and Exit 94 are OPEN. In addition, urban elevated sections of I-49 in Alexandria, from Exit 80-MacArthur Drive (Jct. US 71/167) to Exit 94-Rapides Station ARE NOW OPEN TO ALL TRAFFIC.

Additional Information
DOTD urges motorists to continue to use extra caution when traveling on roadways. Motorists should drive slowly and carefully, and avoid driving while distracted. Make an effort to be aware of your surroundings and be watchful of DOTD personnel and equipment dispensing deicing/anti-icing material.

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 www.511la.org. Additionally, you can follow the Traffic Management Center on Twitter: (@Alex Traffic). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website @ www.dotd.la.gov and the DOTD Facebook page.

District 08 Emergency Operations Center

Media Contact

Ms. Erin Buchanan
Public Information Officer
District 08: Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine, Vernon, and Winn Parishes
Phone: (318) 549-8402
Email: erin.buchanan@la.gov