Toll collectors removed from LA 1 toll booth during inclement weather
Friday, June 18, 2021 at 7:26:06 PM
Baton Rouge, LA – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that toll collectors have been temporarily removed from the LA 1 toll booth in Leeville. This is due to unsafe weather conditions caused by the tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico. During the absence of toll collectors, travelers on LA 1 may pass through either lane. If motorists do not have a GeauxPass account, they will be mailed a bill for the toll amount only and will not be fined.

DOTD urges motorists to stay off the roads during hazardous driving conditions. If you must drive, please adhere to the following tips:
• Do not drive distracted.
• Turn around and do not drive through water. “Turn around, don’t drown.”
• Be aware of wind gusts.
• Avoid driving through areas with downed lines or other debris.
• Never use cruise control when visibility is low or the road is wet.
• Plan for more travel time.
• Leave extra room between vehicles.
• Always use headlights when windshield wipers are on. It is a law.
• Never move any road closed signs.

Motorists are encouraged to check the status of road conditions prior to traveling by using the following resources for the latest information regarding road conditions:

• Motorists can check or dial 511 to remain up-to-date on the latest closures. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).
• Additional information can be found at DOTD’s Facebook and Twitter pages.