St. Landry

Jan 17, 2013 11:56 AM by Press Release

DOTD assists Eunice Airport by providing flood assistance

BATON ROUGE, La. - In response to the recent flooding throughout Louisiana, especially in the Acadiana region, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that it will be providing emergency assistance to the Eunice Airport, which has experienced flood waters over three feet, leaving their business office and terminal building inoperable. DOTD is currently working on short term repairs to provide immediate assistance and is additionally moving forward with plans to provide long term facility repairs.

DOTD will work quickly with the airport and Federal Aviation Administration to resume normal operations by constructing an elevated temporary terminal.

DOTD continues to stage assets and manpower to handle the flooding throughout Louisiana and urges motorists to use extra caution when traveling on roadways during hazardous weather conditions and stay off the roads whenever possible.

Citizens can get the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions by using the 511 Traveler Information System simply by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Travelers can also access this information by visiting the 511 Traveler Information Web site at www.511la.org.

Motorists can also obtain information regarding road closures by contacting DOTD's Customer Service Center at 1-877-4LA-DOTD (1-877-452-3683). The center is open 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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