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-Contraflow starts 30 hours before the onset of tropical winds

-Exits off of some Contrastate lanes may not be allowed

-Always obey law enforcement traffic instructions

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Exiting Contrastate Lanes

A few people have asked where they can exit the interstate during contraflow. While most interstate lanes being used as normal lanes will allow exiting, the same cannot be said for lanes being used for contraflow lanes.

If you are on the I-55 Contrastate (headed northbound in the normally southbound lanes), you will only be allowed to exit at two locations:
  • Exit 47 in Amite
  • Exit 61 in Kentwood
Other than the two above, the LSP and DOTD have not published which contrastate exits will be opened. They simply state that "Interstate exists in the contraflow lanes will be limited and marked with variable message boards."

The team would appreciate any updates from those of you who notice open or closed exits. Send emails to

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