Statewide road closures, re-opening advisories for Louisiana

MGN Online
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 9:44pm

As conditions across the state continue to improve, Troopers and DOTD officials are carefully monitoring road conditions and assessing overpasses, bridges, and roadway surfaces for potential hazards. The Louisiana State Police continue to utilize extra patrols nearly doubling the amount of Troopers on duty while partnering with the State Fire Marshal’s Office, DPS Police, and numerous local agencies to provide the safest environment possible for motorists and citizens across the state.
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and Louisiana National Guard representatives remain active utilizing salt, sand, and de-icing agents on bridges, overpasses, and roadways where needed.
Troopers are currently reporting the following roadway openings and remaining closures:

LSP Troop A (Baton Rouge region):

  • · I-10 is opened from I-49 (Lafayette) to U.S. 61 (Sorrento) and being diverted onto U.S. 61
  • · Veterans Memorial Bridge (Gramercy Bridge LA 3213) closed
  • · I-110 closed
  • · LA 10 Audubon Bridge closed
  • · Central Throughway closed

LSP Troop B (Metro New Orleans Area):

  • · I-10 at U.S. 11 Bridge Closed
  • · I-10 at I-510 is closed, traffic is being diverted onto I-510 S/B to U.S. 90 (Chef Menteur Hwy)
  • · CCC HOV lanes E/B and W/B closed
  • · The Causeway Bridge N/B and S/B is closed
  • · I-10 W/B is open from the Orleans Parish Line to I-310. Traffic is being diverted onto I-310 S/B
  • · I-55 N/B and S/B closed
  • · LA 47 N/B and S/B restricted to left lane only at the Intercoastal Canal Bridge (Green Bridge)

LSP Troop C (Houma region):

  • · LA 3213 @ Veterans Bridge (Gramercy Bridge) closed due to icy conditions in both directions

LSP Troop D (Lake Charles region):

  • · No road closures at this time

LSP Troop E (Alexandria region):

  • · I-49 from Exit 80 to exit 94 (elevated portions of I-49 in Alexandria) closed
  • · Boyce Bridge on LA 8 closed
  • · LA 29 between Evergreen and Cottonport closed
  • · LA 116 from LA 28 to Esler Airfield closed
  • · Jackson Street Bridge (Alexandria/Pineville) closed
  • · Pinehurst Road between Donahue Ferry Rd and LA 28 (Pineville) closed
  • · Donahue Ferry Rd closed

LSP Troop F (Monroe region):

  • · No road closures at this time

LSP Troop G (Shreveport region):

  • · No road closures at this time

LSP Troop I (Lafayette region):

  • · No road closures at this time

LSP Troop L:

  • · I-55 is closed at U.S. 51
  • · The Causeway Bridge is closed in both directions (St. Tammany and Jefferson Parish)
  • · The Interstate 10 Twin Span Bridge is closed in both directions (St. Tammany and Orleans Parish)

For real time updates on roadway closures, crash locations, and pertinent safety information, stay tuned to the Louisiana State Police Facebook page, follow the LSP Twitter feed @LAStatePolice, or access the DOTD travel information database by calling 511 or logging onto 511la.org.

Citizens and visitors are also encouraged to enroll and receive Nixle Alerts. To enroll for this free service, visit www.nixle.com, complete the required information, and select Louisiana State Police as your agency.
If you experience difficulties or witness hazardous situations while on the highway, notify your local State Police Troop office by dialing *LSP (*577) from your cell phone or contact your local law enforcement agency.  

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