I-55 southbound to open this morning; northbound remains closed
Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 8:58:34 AM
Baton Rouge, LA – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that I-55 southbound is anticipated to reopen at approximately 10:00 this morning, October 26, 2023. The interstate will be reduced to one lane near the crash site for the time being.

DOTD inspectors and consultants have completed the inspection of I-55 southbound after Monday’s accident and have determined that the roadway is safe for travel. Travelers should note that I-55 northbound remains closed at this time. Inspections on the northbound side are still ongoing and there is no timeline for when it will reopen.

DOTD has the following resources in place to assist motorists:
  • MyDOTD: Motorists can receive information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activities by signing up for MyDOTD at www.dotd.la.gov.
  • 511 Traveler Information: Travelers can also find information regarding road closures and traffic by downloading the 511 app, visiting www.511la.org, or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).