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DOTD Issues Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Advisory

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana during the Thanksgiving holiday.
BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana during the Thanksgiving holiday (Thursday, November 28, through Sunday, December 1).

DOTD Secretary Sherri H. LeBas urged drivers to use extra caution when traveling on the roadways during the upcoming holiday, especially at railroad crossings and within construction zones where the speed limit is reduced. Additionally, DOTD has partnered with other agencies to promote the “Buckle Up this Thanksgiving – Day and Night” campaign, and reminds motorists that wearing your seat belt costs you nothing, but not wearing it could cost you everything.


Below is the regional listing of work schedules and road closures for interstate construction and major road projects.


Northeast Louisiana

· In the Monroe area, all lanes of I-20 will remain open to traffic and there will be no lane closures on major routes in the area.
· In Caldwell Parish, construction is underway on La. 847, between the intersection of U.S. 165 and La. 133. Drivers may experience minor delays because of activity in this area.

Southeast Louisiana

· In the New Orleans area, all lanes of I-10, I-310, I-510 and I-610 will remain open to traffic.
· In St. Tammany Parish, all lanes of I-59, I-10, and I-12 will remain open to traffic.
· In the Hammond area, all lanes of I-12 and I-55 will remain open to traffic.
· In East Baton Rouge Parish, all lanes of I-10, I-12 and I-110 will remain open.
· In Livingston Parish, the inside travel lane on I-12 will be closed in each direction between Juban Rd. and Walker for the ongoing widening work. Two lanes in each direction will remain open to traffic at all times.



Southwest Louisiana

· In the Lafayette area, all lanes of I-10 and I-49 will remain open to traffic.
· In St. Landry Parish, the Grand Prairie rest area located on I-49 and the boat launch to access Dubisson Lake are closed to travelers while undergoing renovations.
· In Vermillion Parish, La. 35 between La. 14 and La. 335 will remain closed to traffic.
· In St. Martin Parish, La. 686 remains closed between Cecilia and Arnaudville.
· In the Lake Charles area, all lanes of I-10 and I-210 will remain open to traffic.



Central Louisiana

· In Rapides Parish, the Gillis W. Long Bridge on U.S. 165-B over the Red River (also known as the Jackson Street Bridge) will continue to be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
· There are no other closures for In Avoyelles, Grant, Natchitoches, Sabine Vernon and Winn parishes, there are no planned closures.



Northwest Louisiana

· In the Shreveport-Bossier City area, all lanes of I-20, I-220 and I-49 will remain open to traffic. In Shreveport, La. 511 (70th Street) will be reduced to one lane in both directions between Creswell Avenue and Fern Avenue due to road construction.

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