Get a travel plan before the holiday weekend
POSTED: Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 11:30am
UPDATED: Thursday, April 12, 2012 - 6:58pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — If you’re planning to hit the road this Labor Day, make sure to have the best route planned so you don’t end up stuck in traffic. The Department of Transportation notes several road projects could slow you down.
To access up-to-date information about weather-related road conditions, construction activities and accidents, dial 511 from your phone. Tune in to NBC33 News at 5 p.m. every weekday to see the state of the roads before you head out for your extended weekend plans.
Make sure to use extra caution when driving through the work zones listed below.
-In the New Orleans area, all lanes of I-10, I-310, I-510 and I-610 will remain open during the holiday.
-In the Slidell area, all lanes of I-10, I-12 and I-59 will remain open.
-In the Hammond area, all lanes of I-12 and I-55 will remain open.
-In East Baton Rouge and Livingston parishes, all lanes of I-10 and I-12 will remain open. Drivers should note the reduced speed limit within the construction zones on I-10 and I-12.
-In the Lafayette area, all lanes of I-10 and I-49 will remain open to traffic.
-In the Lake Charles area, all lanes of I-10 and I-210 will remain open to traffic
-In the Alexandria area, all lanes of I-49 will remain open to traffic.
-In the Monroe area, all lanes of I-20 will remain open to traffic.
-In Jackson Parish, one southbound lane of US 167 will be closed for construction from the Winn Parish line to the Jonesboro Bypass. No delays are expected.
-In the Shreveport-Bossier City area and surrounding parishes, all lanes of I-20, I-220 and I-49 will remain open.
LA Swift Bus Service
LA Swift, the bus service that provides coach bus rides between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, will run its Sunday schedule on Monday, September 5. You can call for more information a (877)-94-SWIFT (1-877-947-9438).