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Maps of roads closed in Louisiana due to Hurricane Isaac
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transport-mapGetting around Louisiana after Hurricane Isaac is no easy task as many highways and roads are still closed.

The routes from the west back to the New Orleans region are very limited.

 

 

As of Thursday, there was one way to return from Baton Rouge, Lafayette or other locations in central and the western part of the state.

Here are two links you should look at from the DOTD which presents maps of the state and which roads and highways are blocked.

Below are some of the routes available as of Thursday afternoon: Map 1 Map 2

UPDATE: I-12 and Causeway are open

Make certain to check the state website for updated information including the Department of Transportation for road closures.

Return to New Orleans area

 

Dated below:  Check maps and State police for updates

Baton Rouge, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today announced open routes for drivers returning to the New Orleans area following Hurricane Isaac.

DOTD crews are working diligently to reopen roadways closed during the storm. Currently, the most direct open routes into the city include:
Traveling to New Orleans from the east:
• Take I-10 west to I-610 west. I-610 will then reconnect with I-10 just west of the city.
Traveling to New Orleans from the west:
• Take I-10 east to U.S. 61 (exit 187) toward Gramercy. Turn right onto La. 641. La. 641 will turn into La. 3213 near the Mississippi River. Travel on La. 3213 and take a left on La. 3127. Keep straight on La. 3127 and take I-310 to New Orleans until it connects with I-10 east. I-10 east will take you into the city.
DOTD urges motorists to use extra caution when traveling on roadways during hazardous weather conditions and stay off the roads whenever possible. Motorists should drive slowly and carefully, and avoid driving while distracted. Always allow for extra driving time, reduce speeds when visibility is low, and make sure there is plenty of room between vehicles. As always, DOTD reminds motorists to buckle up and refrain from drinking and driving.
DOTD is working in conjunction with law enforcement and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to issue information to the public regarding road closures and alternate routes. Citizens can access this information on real-time traffic and road conditions by using the 511 Traveler Information System simply 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 www.511la.org.
Motorists can also obtain information regarding road closures by contacting DOTD's Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD ( 1-877-452-3683). The center is typically open from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but has extended its hours during the storm.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state's aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.


DOTD announces priority routes for Tangipahoa Parish

Baton Rouge, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has developed a list of priority routes which they will strive to quickly and safely reopen in order to facilitate evacuation efforts in Tangipahoa Parish.
DOTD crews are working diligently to reopen area roadways closed during the storm. The routes that crews will be working to reopen first in Tangipahoa Parish include I-55, I-12, U.S. 51, U.S. 190 and La. 16.
DOTD urges motorists to use extra caution when traveling on roadways during hazardous weather conditions and stay off the roads whenever possible. Motorists should drive slowly and carefully, and avoid driving while distracted. Always allow for extra driving time, reduce speeds when visibility is low, and make sure there is plenty of room between vehicles. As always, DOTD reminds motorists to buckle up and refrain from drinking and driving.
DOTD is working in conjunction with law enforcement and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness to issue information to the public regarding road closures and alternate routes. Citizens can access this information on real-time traffic and road conditions by using the 511 Traveler Information System simply 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 www.511la.org.
Motorists can also obtain information regarding road closures by contacting DOTD's Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD ( 1-877-452-3683). The center is typically open from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but has extended its hours during the storm.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state's aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.

East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana and Pointe Coupee
Baton Rouge, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today announced that all state routes in East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana and Pointe Coupee parishes have been cleared of debris and reopened.
DOTD crews will continue to work diligently to clear and reopen roadways in other parishes impacted by the storm.
"I would like to commend our staff at DOTD for their hard work and dedication in clearing these roads so quickly after the storm," said DOTD Secretary Sherri H. LeBas. "It took a big effort from everyone on our team to make this possible."
DOTD urges motorists to use extra caution when traveling on roadways during hazardous weather conditions and stay off the roads whenever possible. Motorists should drive slowly and carefully, and avoid driving while distracted. Always allow for extra driving time, reduce speeds when visibility is low, and make sure there is plenty of room between vehicles. As always, DOTD reminds motorists to buckle up and refrain from drinking and driving.
DOTD is working in conjunction with law enforcement and the Governor's Office of Homeland Security to issue information to the public regarding road closures and alternate routes. Citizens can access this information on real-time traffic and road conditions by using the 511 Traveler Information System simply 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 www.511la.org. Motorists can also obtain information regarding road closures by contacting DOTD's Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD ( 1-877-452-3683). The center is typically open from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, but has extended its hours during the storm.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state's aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.

Priority Routes
BATON ROUGE -- As forecasted weather conditions may result in state road and bridge closures throughout south Louisiana, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has developed a list of priority routes which they will strive to maintain. The list can be viewed here: http://www.dotd.la.gov/pressreleases/release.aspx?key=2048.

The Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission (JEDCO) office at the Churchill Technology and Business Park will be open Friday, August 31st on a limited basis to assist any Jefferson Parish businesses with critical needs. We ask that all businesses seeking assistance email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with their contact information and request for assistance. A JEDCO representative will respond.

 

 

              

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