Shreveport-Bossier: Louisiana’s Other Side is a mix of big-city amenities and small-town ease. If you’re driving – whether you have a rental or your own vehicle – you don’t have to worry about getting around. You’re never more than 20 minutes from anywhere, and big-city traffic jams are just never our style.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development provides travelers with around-the-clock, real-time traffic and road condition updates via the phone or Internet. The system, which can be accessed by dialing 5-1-1 or by visiting www.511la.org, allows callers to access up-to-date information about construction activities, weather-related road conditions, and critical incidents. During an emergency evacuation, the system also will provide specific information about road conditions related to contraflow operations.
The 511 Traveler Information Service is part of a nationwide effort to provide consistent and reliable traveler information. The Federal Communications Commission designated 511 as the national traveler information phone number in July 2000, in response to a 1999 U.S. Department of Transportation petition.