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  • 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 »
  • Obama to promote fixing bridges, highways

    July 1, 2014 2:34 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is mixing a little Fourth of July patriotism with a pitch to fix the nation's bridges and highways. For good measure, he wants his Cabinet to hit the road. Obama on Tuesday will call on Congress to close tax loopholes and use the money... more »
  • Louisiana ranks even lower on bad bridge list

    April 25, 2014 10:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state's dilapidated bridges forced an even lower mark on a national list ranking the worst highway structures. The state ranks thirteenth of the places with the most structurally deficient bridges. The list was published almost two weeks after a s tate audit found the state... more »
  • Audit: Bridge inspections fall short of guidelines

    April 7, 2014 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A new audit says the state Department of Transportation and Development needs to improve its inspections of Louisiana's bridges. Auditors say the department falls short of full compliance with federal guidelines about the inspection frequency and procedures that should be in place for making sure... more »
  • EBR preparing for winter weather

    January 27, 2014 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- With the threat of winter weather in our area, officials in East Baton Rouge Parish are on high alert. Parish leaders and department of public works says they're ready for whatever comes this way. DPW crews will be working around the clock to prepare for the weather.... 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 »
  • Livingston takes aim at dilapidated bridges

    May 13, 2013 8:41 AM

    FRENCH SETTLEMENT- Livingston Parish officials are launching a program to replace at least 15 bridges. The Advocate reports the effort can't come soon enough for Rose Sabre, who says an ambulance couldn't get quick access to her Virgin Isles home because of a dilapidated bridge. After being rerouted through a... more »
  • Bridges damaged, flooding continues in Livingston Parish Play Video

    January 14, 2013 5:49 PM

    HOLDEN - Water levels continue to rise and fall in Livingston Parish with more rain in the forecast, and it's getting harder to travel around some areas. Bridges in the Holden area are closed for repairs. Water lifted the bridge on Frank Ballard Road and floated it several feet... more »
  • Area bridges set for closure, reopening

    July 12, 2012 3:10 PM

    The East Baton Rouge City-Parish Department of Public Works Traffic Engineering Division has the East Garfield Street bridge will be closed starting Friday, July 13, 2012 for replacement. Drivers are urged to use Thomas H. Delpit Drive to East Grant Street to Highland Road as an alternate route.... more »
  • Revenue secretary resigns after tax credit controversy Play Video

    June 15, 2012 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Jindal announced that the Secretary of Revenue, Cynthia Bridges, resigned abruptly today. This comes after Jindal announced he was putting the brakes on the expansion of a controversial tax credit for alternate fuel vehicles. In April, the Department of Revenue issued an emergency ruling... more »
  • Study: 1 in 8 bridges in LA need work

    March 30, 2011 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- From rusted guard rails to old wood beams, some of Louisiana's bridges show their age. "You get beat to death going across them," said Mike Spencer, from Prairieville. A study released by Transportation for America says one in eight bridges in the state are structurally deficient.... more »
  • Cornell University says its suicide rate not abnormal

    March 24, 2010 8:36 PM

    Cornell University in Ithaca, New York says its suicide rate among students is not out of the ordinary even though two have jumped to their deaths this month. The number for the academic year is six. A 19-year-old sophomore and a 21-year-old junior jumped from bridges that criss-cross gorges bounding... more »

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