9:35 a.m. Highway 70 Remains Open!

In response to questions we’ve received regarding the bridges and roadway… LA-70 remains open and bridges along this route have NOT been compromised. LA DOTD is on the road continuously surveying and using special equipment to monitor the highway to assure safety.

You will see increased state trooper and sheriff’s office activity on the roadway today as the rig makes it way to the site. Traffic will likely be stopped intermittently to let the trucks through but there has been NO indication that the highway will be closed to traffic. Should this change – notifications will be sent out immediately. Thanks!