Most major roads open for Easter travel

Staff reports

Most interstate highways and major roads in Louisiana will be open for Easter holiday travel this weekend, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advises.

These are the exceptions:

In Jefferson Parish, the Huey P. Long Bridge will have the left lane closed in each direction from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 22.

In the Thibodaux area, the Bayou Blue Pontoon Bridge on LA 316 is closed to vehicular traffic due to repairs. In addition, LA 308 in Lafourche Parish near Valentine is closed to traffic for a bridge replacement project.

In East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes, although all lanes of I-10 and I-12 will be open, the speed limit has been reduced to 50 miles an hour in construction zones.

In Acadia Parish, there may be intermittent lane closures on the I-10 overpass over LA 13 in Crowley due to an ongoing repair project.

In the Lake Charles area, construction continues on I-10 near Sulphur, with one lane closed in each direction.

In Natchitoches Parish, LA 6 at the Grand Ecore Bridge will continue to be reduced to one lane. Temporary traffic lights are in place to control the flow of traffic. Drivers may experience minor delays because of construction activity in this area.

More detailed information on the status of DOTD construction projects and road closures may be obtained via the Traveler Information link from DOTD’s Web site, www.dotd.la.gov.

Drivers who notice road hazards, such as potholes or debris in the road, are urged to call DOTD’s statewide, toll-free Highway Safety Hot Line at 1-800-259-HWAY (4929). The automated system operates 24 hours a day and routes callers to the appropriate field office to report hazardous conditions.

Motorists can access up-to-date travel information by dialing 511 or by visiting www.511la.org.