Metropolitan New Orleans Contraflow Plan

Phase III Evacuation: 30 hours before the onset of Tropical Storm winds.

Brown Arrows:

  • In LaPlace, the I-10 West lanes will be diverted to I-55 North toward Hammond and Mississippi. Traffic will not be allowed to continue on I-10 West at this intersection.
  • All traffic traveling on I-55 North will travel in the existing northbound lanes.
  • When traveling on I-55 North reaches the I-55/I-12 interchange in Hammond, I-55 will begin to Contraflow (both the north and south lanes will travel north into Mississippi).

Blue Arrows:

  • Traffic destined for Baton Rouge may enter the Contraflow (Eastbound) lanes from Williams Boulevard or Veterans Boulevard.
  • 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.

*Information obtained from the Louisiana State Police


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