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  • Louisiana engineers call state roads, bridges 'embarrassing'

    April 30, 2017 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana civil engineers have graded the state's roads and bridges, and they claimed the results were "embarrassing." The Advocate reports that roads were given a D grade and bridges a D-plus in the report card from the Louisiana chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. The... more »
  • Louisiana transportation task force meets Tuesday

    July 11, 2016 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A push that may produce the most sweeping changes in Louisiana's roads and bridges in nearly 30 years gets underway Tuesday. A transportation task force named by Gov. John Bel Edwards is set to hold its first meeting. Six months later, it is supposed to make... more »
  • Traffic backed up? Bridge out? More states deploying drones

    March 27, 2016 2:46 PM

    BOSTON - State transportation departments across the country are increasingly studying the use of unmanned aerial vehicles - better known as drones - for everything from inspecting bridges to helping clear car accidents. Michigan transportation officials are set to begin a two-year drone study. Minnesota has tested a drone to... more »
  • DOTD inspecting bridges damaged by weather

    March 11, 2016 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development are out in areas inspecting bridges due to flooding as a result of the severe weather. WBRZ has received several photos of areas flooded in Livingston, Washington, Ascension, and Tangipahoa Parishes. DOTD has responded to several areas, including Bienville and... more »
  • Livingston Parish replacing more bridges Play Video

    March 7, 2016 5:34 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Another batch of bridges will be replaced in Livingston Parish as the state battles its deteriorating bridge problem. Livingston Parish has a total of 259 bridges, and around a dozen are deemed structurally deficient. Livingston Parish ranks among the best parishes when it comes to structurally sound bridges.... more »
  • House passes highway bill that keeps a lid on spending

    November 5, 2015 11:09 AM

    WASHINGTON - The House has voted to continue transportation programs for six years with no significant increase in spending. That's despite warnings that the nation's roads, bridges and transit systems are falling apart. The bill passed on a 363-64 vote with wide bipartisan support. It authorizes $325 billion in spending... more »
  • Federal data reports over 1,000 bad bridges in La.

    April 5, 2015 3:57 PM

    SHREVEPORT - A federation of consumer advocacy groups federal data show Louisiana has more than 1,800 bridges that need repairs. The United States Public Interest Research Group analyzed Federal Highway Administration data. Sources report that the group found 1,837 structurally deficient bridges out of nearly 13,000 total. The report comes... more »
  • Feliciana Parishes keeping eyes on wet weather Play Video

    March 3, 2015 5:28 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - East and West Feliciana Parishes are rebounding from high water after several inches of rain in a short time Monday. "Yesterday that stream was so high and so swirling that you could go white water rafting, I mean right down the hill," said resident Donna MacKinnon.... more »
  • Task force looking for ways to spend more on La. roads

    January 12, 2015 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rather than offer specific recommendations for directing new cash to Louisiana's roadways, a legislatively-created task force is forwarding all the ideas it heard. The Transportation Funding Task Force, which ends in March, isn't prioritizing proposals it submits to lawmakers, instead letting them sift through concepts to see... more »
  • Task force looks for ideas to generate road money

    September 10, 2014 10:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have launched their latest effort to try to chip away at a $12 billion backlog of road and bridge repair and improvement work across Louisiana. An eight-member task force created by the Legislature met Wednesday, seeking ideas for drumming up new transportation funding. It heard about... more »
  • Panel looking for traffic fix in Louisiana

    September 7, 2014 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This Wednesday, a special bridge panel is holding a public hearing to discuss road and traffic problems in Louisiana. State Rep. Karen St. Germain, chairwoman of the House Transportation Committee and a member of the panel, says there is a $12 billion backlog of road and... more »
  • St. Helena Parish makes strides in bridge construction Play Video

    August 21, 2014 3:56 PM

    GREENSBURG - St. Helena Parish is coming closer and closer to finishing a project they started at the beginning of the year. A total of 5 bridges are a part of a project that the parish has started in order to rebuild the old structures. Residents say the... more »
  • Livingston Parish fixes 7 bridges with grant money Play Video

    August 13, 2014 3:07 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish leaders found a way to replace seven worn wooden bridges without spending a dime of parish money. The parish got $4.6 million from a federal grant through the Louisiana Recovery Act. The bridges are scattered throughout the parish, but three are in the Haynes Settlement... more »
  • Road conditions expected to improve

    January 25, 2014 8:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The roads and bridges closed because of icy conditions are expected to open today as the temperatures rise above freezing and the roadways have had the time to thaw. State troopers say they do not know how long major roads will be closed, but they say the... more »

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