Shreveport-Bossier COVID-19 update: Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has instituted a gradual reopening of many businesses with occupancy restrictions, enhanced sanitation, social distancing, personal protection equipment and other appropriate protection measures necessary to protect the health and safety of the people in Louisiana. Although many businesses have been approved for limited reopening, some nonessential businesses will remain closed to the public. Before you visit a business, please call to confirm that they are open, and to find out what restrictions are being enforced.
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 contra flow 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.