DOTD releases debris removal website

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that motorists can begin to view debris pickup on state routes from Hurricane Ida beginning Tuesday.

Posted: Sep 7, 2021 2:30 PM
Updated: Sep 7, 2021 2:32 PM

Baton Rouge- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that motorists can begin to view debris pickup on state routes from Hurricane Ida beginning Tuesday. The page is scheduled to be updated every day at 6 a.m. to reflect the data from the previous day following disposal of debris material. To view this information, visit www.511la.org and click on the debris removal icon on the webpage.

From the debris removal website, citizens can view certain locations by either zooming in on the map in the center of the page or by using the parish filter tab. Searching for specific addresses are also available by clicking on the magnifying glass on the top right of the page, which will direct you to the specific location on the map. To return to the default location, you can click on the home button. The map legend on the right side of the page is color-coded to provide information on the status of the number of passes crews have completed in the area. The more you zoom into a certain area, the more detail you will be able to see on the map. For example, you can view if one side of the roadway has been picked up while the other side remains to be addressed.

The information on the left side of the page provides data on how many total state miles are anticipated to be picked up, how many miles have been completed, how many miles are left to be picked up and how many miles are anticipated to be picked up the following day.

Given the large amount of debris, DOTD crews will conduct more than one pass. Citizens are asked to be patient and not obstruct the right of way and downed utilities with any additional debris they may be seeking to remove from their property so that pickups will be effective.

DOTD appreciates the public’s patience and reminds traveling motorists to drive with caution through all construction sites and to look out for work crews and their equipment.

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