BATON ROUGE, La. – Today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that the third and final passes on debris removal will begin on next Monday, October 8, for Jefferson, Lafourche, Orleans, St. Charles, and Terrebonne parishes, and inside the levee system for St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes.
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.
Currently, the focus remains on Plaquemines Parish, specifically La. 23 and La 39. To date, over 283,000 cubic yards of debris has been removed from affected roadways.
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.