DOTD enhancing safety along I-49 South corridor
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is implementing enhanced safety measures at the U.S. 90 railroad crossing near LA 85 in Iberia Parish. Changes involve installing advanced signage and flashing beacons to better alert travelers of the upcoming rail crossing.
DOTD indicated concerns from the community about accidents on this portion of the roadway, and noted they are considering long-term solutions to increase safety in the area, including replacing the rail connection with a pipeline as part of the I-49 South project.
The I-49 South Coalition commends board member Rusty Guilbeau for his role in working with local and state officials to secure these necessary improvements.