BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that drivers are now able to access up-to-date traffic information via new traffic cameras installed between LaPlace and Kenner.
DOTD has installed cameras on I-10 at Loyola, I-10 at Williams, I-10 along the Bonnet Carre Spillway, I-10 at I-310, I-310 at U.S. 61, and U.S. 61 at U.S. 51.
The new traffic cameras are a part of a $10.5 million Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) project to facilitate better communication among drivers, traffic operations staff, emergency response personnel and other agencies about existing roadway conditions.
The cameras, which are available through the 511 Traveler Information Service at www.511la.org, will allow drivers to view traffic conditions and make pre-trip decisions on which route they should take to avoid potential traffic delays.
In addition to the cameras, the ITS project included the installation of six Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) and 16 vehicle detectors along the Bonnet Carre Spillway. The DMS signs alert motorists of incidents and travel times and the vehicle detectors enable DOTD’s traffic management staff to collect traffic data for monitoring and planning purposes and to determine travel times.
DOTD is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state’s aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.
For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call DOTD’s Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Motorists can access up-to-date travel information by dialing 511 or by visiting www.511la.org. Out of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).