If the parish calls for a mandatory evacuation, both sides of the river will be asked to leave at the same time. According to the state contraflow plan, once contraflow has started you will not be able to access I-10 from I-310. St. Charles Parish will evacuate 40 hours prior to the onset of tropical storm force winds.
Delays on the I-310 interchange connecting to I-10 West may be heavy. Expect local traffic to be heavy as well, especially LA 48 (East Bank River Road), U.S. 61 (Airline Hwy.) and U.S. 90. The state will set up information points for evacuees re-entering Louisiana on nine major Interstates and highways. Visit ‘ STATE GUIDE
’ to view the list.EAST BANK:
Residents living on the East Bank should evacuate north following U.S. 61 to the I-10 and I-55 interchanges, taking I-55 through Hammond. An alternate route is to take LA-48 to I-310 south to LA 3127 north turn onto LA 70 East then left on LA 3089. From here you are able to take either I-10 west to Baton Rouge or LA 1 to West Baton Rouge.WEST BANK:
Residents living on the West Bank are encourage to evacuate west on U.S. 90 to Lafayette then north on I-49. An alternate route is to take LA 18 to I-310 south to LA 3127 north turn onto LA 70 east then left on LA 3089. From here you are able to take either I-10 west to Baton Rouge or LA1 north to West Baton Rouge.
Please become familiar with state highways as Interstates will be difficult to travel.