BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) advised citizens in the Baton Rouge community to prepare for crews to begin final passes to remove storm debris along state routes in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Crews will begin final passes to remove debris on Monday, Oct. 8. DOTD encourages citizens to move storm debris to the side of the roadway for pick up through this weekend.
To help speed the process, DOTD requests that storm-related debris be separated into two piles – vegetative debris (trees, limbs, etc.) in one pile and demolition debris related to storm damage in another. Household appliances should be placed separately and to the side.
DOTD is utilizing in-house crews to remove debris in East Baton Rouge Parish. To date, over 336,000 cubic yards of debris has been removed from affected roadways statewide, approximately 17,500 cubic yards a day. Over 15,500 cubic yards has been removed in East Baton Rouge Parish.
DOTD is responsible for picking up storm-related debris on all routes in the state system, including all state, interstate and U.S. routes – over 8,650 miles of roadway in the affected area.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (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.