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I-10 West Contraflow Lanes
  • Eastbound and westbound lanes from Clearview Pkwy in Metairie to I-55 N in LaPlace will be used as westbound lanes.
  • All I-10 W entrances through New Orleans, Metairie and Kenner will be used in their normal manner to gain access from I-10 W. I-55 North Contraflow Lanes.
I-55 North Contraflow Lanes
  • Northbound and southbound lanes from I-12 in Hammond to the MS state line will be used as northbound lanes.
  • Traffic traveling I-55 N will be diverted onto I-55 N Contraflow and will only be allowed to exit at two locations: Exit 47 (LA-16) in Amite and Exit 61 (LA-38) in Kentwood. I-59 North Contraflow Lanes.
I-59 North Contraflow Lanes
  • Northbound and southbound lanes north of the I-10/I-12/I-59 interchange will be used as northbound lanes.
(I-10/I-55 North to Hammond and Mississippi)
  • In LaPlace, the I-10 W lanes will be diverted to I-55 N toward Hammond and Mississippi. Traffic will not be allowed to continue on I-10 W at this interchange.
  • All traffic traveling on I-55 N will travel in the existing northbound lanes.
  • When traffic traveling on I-55 N reaches the I-55/I-12 interchange in Hammond, I-55 will begin to Contraflow (all lanes will travel north into Mississippi).
(I-10 West to Baton Rouge)
  • Traffic destined for Baton Rouge may enter the Contraflow lanes from Clearview Pkwy, Veterans Blvd, or Williams Blvd.
  • Traffic destined for Baton Rouge may enter the Contraflow lanes from I-10 W via a crossover at the Clearview Pkwy overpass. This is the only opportunity to enter the Contraflow lanes from I-10 W without exiting and re-entering the interstate.
  • In LaPlace, I-10 Contraflow traffic will be diverted onto the westbound lanes of I-10 and will continue west on I-10 toward Baton Rouge.
(Causeway to Covington, I-12, Hammond, Mississippi)
  • Northbound traffic on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway will be diverted onto I-12 W at the US-190/I-12 interchange and will continue on I-12 W to Hammond.
  • I-12 W will be diverted onto I-55 N at the I-12/I-55 interchange in Hammond.
  • I-55 N will continue north into Mississippi.
(I-10 East to I-59, North to Slidell, Mississippi)
  • I-10 E traffic from New Orleans will cross the I-10 Twin Spans using three eastbound lanes.
  • Contraflow of I-59 will begin at the I-10/I-12/I-59 interchange.
  • At the I-10/I-12/I-59 interchange, the left and center lanes of eastbound I-10 will be diverted onto I-59 S Contraflow lanes. Only the right lane will continue on I-59 N.
  • The I-10 E traffic will not be allowed to continue on I-10 E or I-12 W.
(I-59 North to Mississippi from I-10 West)
  • I-10 E traffic from New Orleans will cross the I-10 E Twin Spans using three eastbound lanes.
  • Only the right lane will continue onto I-59 N.
  • All traffic on I-10 W from Mississippi will be diverted on I-59 N at the I-10/I-12/I-59 interchange.
  • I-10 W traffic will not be allowed to continue on I-10 or I-12.
(I-12 Westbound - Covington/Hammond)
  • Traffic traveling on I-12 W between Covington (US-190) and Hammond (I-55) will NOT be allowed to continue on I-12 W. This traffic must divert onto I-55 N.
  • Traffic traveling on I-12 W between Slidell (I-10/I-12/I-59 interchange) and Covington (US-190) will NOT be allowed to continue on I-12 W. This traffic will be diverted onto US-190 W.
  • Traffic traveling on US-190 W will be allowed to continue to Baton Rouge.
*All interstate exit ramps will be open to normal traffic flow. Interstate exit ramps in the Contraflow lanes will be limited and marked with variable message boards.



























LOUISIANA STATE THREE PHASE EVACUATION PLAN

During a threat of a hurricane, a phased evacuation will be based on geographic location and time in which tropical storm winds are expected to reach the affected areas.
Phase I - 50 Hours Before:
  Areas south of the Intracoastal Waterway should evacuate.
Phase II - 40 Hours Before:
West Bank and areas south of the Mississippi River should evacuate.
Phase III - 30 Hours Before:
East Bank of the Mississippi River in the New Orleans Metropolitan area should evacuate. If the hurricane is Category 3 or stronger, contraflow will be implemented on highways and major roadways and will remain until six hours before the storm reaches the coast.

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