How to Properly Merge in Congested Traffic
Are You Merging Properly?
Driving in congested traffic can be frustrating. It can be even more frustrating when drivers aren’t paying attention or are improperly merging at on-ramps or where lanes are closed.
The proper way to merge in congested traffic is by using the zipper method. Are you merging properly or contributing to a longer line?
Below is a graphic from the LADOTD as well as a video demonstrating the “Zipper” method of merging.
How to “Merge Like a Zipper” Graphic From the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
How to Zipper Merge Video
Statewide Motor Vehicle offices will remain closed on Wednesday morning, November 20, 2019, for ongoing network restoration.
At approximately 6 p.m., November 15, 2019, Beauregard Electric reported that 939 customers north of Sulphur were without power after a vehicle struck a utility pole.
Due to planned construction, Leora Street will be closed at the intersection of Live Oak Street for two days starting Monday, November 18th. Please use caution when driving in this area.