HOS is waived through Jan 12, 2023

Plummeting temperatures bringing strong winds and dangerous wind chills, are expected as the cold front enters Louisiana Thursday evening which is expected to continue through Christmas weekend.

DOTD staff will continually monitor bridges and, if necessary and as resources allow, salt them. Staff will also monitor surface conditions of highways, interstates, and priority routes that are heavily traveled and provide updates regarding those conditions. DOTD is prepared to close bridges and elevated sections of roadway that are considered unsafe. Motorists should be aware that bridges may freeze before crews can arrive or before a closure notice can be issued.

There are several ways motorists can stay informed of the latest status of state routes:

  •  511 Traveler Information: Travelers can find information regarding road closures by downloading the Louisiana 511 mobile app or by visiting the 511 Traveler Information website at www.511la.org. This website is updated in real time with changing road conditions.
  •  MyDOTD: Motorists can receive up-to-date information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activity by signing up for MyDOTD at www.dotd.la.gov.
  •  Social Media: Find DOTD on social media for updates and information. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

As a reminder, Gov Edwards issued a SOE for LA last week due to the tornadoes that hit our state. The HOS (hours of service) are waived through Jan 12, 2023.