DOTD announces completion of Ida debris removal on local state routes

Published 1:10 pm Tuesday, December 7, 2021

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that hurricane debris removal along state routes in Washington Parish was completed on Sunday.

The initial debris removal from Hurricane Ida began on Sept. 4 throughout the impacted areas. A total of 82,372 cubic yards or hurricane debris was removed in Washington Parish, according to DOTD.

Final debris removal passes are still ongoing throughout the rest of the Southeast region. As a reminder, any debris placed on state roadways after the final pass has begun or before final completion will have to be removed through normal means and will not be removed by state contractors.

DOTD would like to remind citizens of the following important tips for assisting the debris removal process:

  • State contractors are only able to remove debris from state rights-of-way.
  • Dark-colored bagged debris will not be removed.
  • Please do not put debris on power lines, fire hydrants, utility stub outs or anything that would hinder the claw that grabs the debris.

Citizens may check www.511la.org for the latest statistical information, debris routes where there has been a pass, and where planned debris pick-up is scheduled.