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  • Homeowner blames Restore LA contractor for shoddy work Play Video

    May 10, 2018 7:44 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A homeowner says he's been left with quite a mess and blames contractors hired through the Restore Louisiana Program for the shoddy work on his home. Donnie Morgan lives on S. Point Drive in Denham Springs. He was awarded money by the program and opted to... more »
  • Significant failure outlined, costs expected to increase at downtown library project Play Video

    April 26, 2018 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A significant failure at the downtown library project was blamed on structural design and could increase the cost of the project and the timeline for when – or if – the River Center branch will open. An initial analysis by contractors blaming designers for a “simultaneous... more »
  • Non-profit rebuilding flood homes hit by thieves Play Video

    April 23, 2018 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A non-profit group that helps low-income homeowners stay independent was hit by thieves. Rebuilding Together Baton Rouge says it's out thousands of dollars in tools and supplies at one of the job sites. When volunteers arrived at work this morning on Delaware Street, they found that... more »
  • Property owner blames drainage for destroying land Play Video

    March 15, 2018 6:44 PM

    SAINT FRANCISVILLE - A man blames development for destroying his piece of paradise in West Feliciana Parish. Slowly, over the last five years or so, Michael Kadair says water has changed his life and the lay of his land. Instead of being able to enjoy his 125-acre property near... more »
  • School board proposes massive construction effort, new schools in south EBR Play Video

    February 22, 2018 5:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The East Baton Rouge Parish School System proposes using proceeds from a 1-cent tax renewal to pay for a renovation of Glen Oaks High, a new elementary school and land for another new school somewhere in the southern part of East Baton Rouge Parish. There are... more »
  • Loose gravel damages cars along construction zone Play Video

    February 19, 2018 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A road construction project along LA 19 has some drivers annoyed at how the work space has been kept. Mainly, the complaints involve flying rocks creating damage to paint and windows. Nicole Strauss says she was driving to work last week when an 18-wheeler drove past... more »
  • The first lane closures of the BR I-10 expansion start next week (kind of)

    January 26, 2018 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The first lane closures related to expansion work on I-10 through Baton Rouge will begin in a few days. The closures are brief, overnight and not necessarily for actual demolition or dirt work but proof some sort of traffic relief might be on the horizon. Construction... more »
  • Government Street road diet pushed back a few weeks Play Video

    January 22, 2018 11:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Work was set to begin Tuesday on the Government Street Road Diet, according to city-parish officials. However, recent freezing weather pushed the start date back a few weeks, according to Fred Raiford, the director of transportation and drainage for East Baton Rouge Parish. The diet would... more »
  • Renter moved into home not knowing city planned to condemn Play Video

    January 22, 2018 6:37 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A woman entered into a rental agreement but discovered the house was in such rough shape the City of Denham Springs is considering tearing it down. Courtney Lefler had plans to fix up the house and was looking forward to making an investment. Not knowing all... more »
  • Homeowner still waiting on $3,500 repairs Play Video

    January 19, 2018 6:50 PM

    CENTRAL - Promises made and not kept. It's what one Central homeowner says happened to her when she ordered a $3,500 door for her flood-damaged home. Carolyn Blount and her husband rebuilt their home after the flood. One of the last things that needs to be built and replaced... more »
  • Rouzan development purchased, construction to start immediately Play Video

    January 19, 2018 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Work will start almost immediately on the long-delayed Rouzan development off Perkins Road after a successful acquisition of the all of the property by businessman John Engquist. A representative confirmed construction crews are ready to move forward - possibly as early as Monday. Engquist has... more »
  • Even contractors fed up with slow Restore LA process Play Video

    January 10, 2018 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Flood victims continue to express their frustration with Restore Louisiana. Many homeowners say they're waiting for paperwork to be approved in order to receive a check. For some, the process continues to be drawn-out. Baton Rouge contractors working to repair flood homes say they feel the... more »
  • Housing development will bring facelift to blighted area of Baton Rouge Play Video

    November 17, 2017 6:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hammers and nails are drowning out the silent sound of blight in one area of the city that's needed rehab for a while. Partners Southeast, a local affordable housing company, in conjunction with the city of Baton Rouge is building affordable, single-family homes, duplexes, and lofts... more »
  • Homeowner says independent contractors created life-threatening issues in her home Play Video

    September 21, 2017 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A homeowner has a warning for others tonight after she says independent contractors did shoddy work in her home and it's now preventing her from moving back in following the August 2016 flood. At first glance, Angela Clapper's renovated home may look beautiful. But if you... more »
  • Bridge repairs held up without federal funding Play Video

    August 31, 2017 6:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A year since the flood here and people are getting restless about why some highway repairs haven't been done. There's a roadblock in Livingston Parish and some people feel like they've been forgotten. A bridge in Denham Springs on River Road near Hwy. 16 has been... more »
  • Lee Drive expansion project eyes October completion Play Video

    August 20, 2017 11:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The intersection of Lee Drive between Highland Road and Burbank Drive has been seeing some heavy construction as of late, but the necessary project should greatly help traffic in the area. That bottleneck serves as a throughway for multiple college apartment complexes and developers want to... more »
  • Homeowner says painting company hasn't finished the job Play Video

    August 15, 2017 7:04 PM

    GONZALES - A homeowner says the people she hired to paint her house didn't finish the job and what has been done is not worth what she paid them to do. Camilla Anderson and her husband hired a company to perform the finishing touches on their flood-damaged home. The... more »
  • I-10 widening project into Ascension starts in early 2018 Play Video

    August 10, 2017 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Construction on the next phase to widen I-10 into Ascension Parish from East Baton Rouge will begin in early 2018. DOTD announced it hired James Construction Group to do the work. Designs call for three lanes in each direction from Highland Road to La. 73.... more »
  • BREC making needed repairs to Olympia Stadium Play Video

    July 28, 2017 10:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Thousands of taxpayer dollars are being put into fixing up Olympia Stadium. Construction crews are working around the clock to have the stadium ready before the start of football season. "They had to go in re-pour some concrete, shore up other sections, and the paint... more »
  • Nicholson Drive bridge now open to traffic

    July 26, 2017 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced it will reopen the bridge on Nicholson Drive Wednesday afternoon. The bridge, located between Brightside Drive and Dean Lee Drive, closed on July 10 for emergency repairs and was expected to remain under construction through early August.... more »
  • Mollylea Bridge opening delayed, to open soon Play Video

    July 23, 2017 6:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Weather and unforeseen issues has pushed back the opening of a Mollylea Bridge, which is now scheduled to open Wednesday. The bridge, located off of Sharp Road in Baton Rouge, has been closed since July 2016 and drivers are anxious for it to reopen. While... more »
  • Former President Jimmy Carter taken to hospital 'as a precaution'

    July 13, 2017 1:42 PM

    ATLANTA - A spokeswoman for former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he was taken to a hospital "as a precaution" after becoming dehydrated at a Habitat for Humanity construction project in Canada. Carter spokeswoman Deanna Congileo says the 92-year-old Carter was taken to St. Boniface General Hospital for... more »
  • Construction underway for playground at new Ascension Sheriff's Office substation

    July 7, 2017 7:11 PM

    ASCENSION – Construction is underway for a new substation in Donaldsonville for the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office. The substation will also include a park and a playground. The work began on Friday morning and will continue tomorrow. The sheriff's office has partnered with LSU Community... more »
  • $77 million stripped from state construction budget

    June 30, 2017 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards has stripped $77 million in proposed projects from Louisiana's state construction budget, saying the state can't afford all the items lawmakers packed into the bill. Edwards used his line-item veto authority to remove 36 projects around the state from the $3.8... more »
  • Woman faces eviction if rebuild doesn't start soon Play Video

    June 27, 2017 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman who's living in a FEMA Manufactured Housing Unit is facing eviction if she does not start construction on her flood-damaged home. Floy Cook says she can't afford to make the repairs herself and she can't find anyone to help her. The clock is ticking... more »
  • Tired of sifting through multiple mortgage company requests Play Video

    June 26, 2017 7:21 PM

    CENTRAL - Ten months after the August 2016 flood, Louisiana residents are still fighting with mortgage companies for their insurance money. Many have contacted 2 On Your Side about the personal challenges they have had with various lenders. In August, Debby Phillips says her home took on five feet... more »
  • BUMP? Orange signs dot Zachary as city-wide road repairs get underway Play Video

    June 16, 2017 5:56 PM

    ZACHARY - Bright orange signs emblazoned with the word "BUMP" are posted near streets and through neighborhoods in Zachary as the city works on a pothole repair project. Resident Richard Stalder says the signs have been up for about two weeks. One of them is in his front yard.... more »
  • I-10 closure in Ascension over but ramp repair not complete Play Video

    June 9, 2017 11:37 AM

    SORRENTO - A total closure of I-10 eastbound ended earlier than expected - around 7 o'clock Sunday morning. A stretch of I-10 going toward New Orleans had been closed since Friday night, the second time this year, so crews could replace an overpass that's been out of use since... more »
  • Road repaired, repaved following 2 On Your Side report Play Video

    May 5, 2017 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A street is being torn up and repaved following a 2 On Your Side report. The City-Parish is repaving Marilyn Drive since it's deteriorating. Weeks ago, a Baton Rouge SSO Program project wrapped up along the street. Residents living along Marilyn Drive watched the project from... more »
  • Man says heavy equipment damaged street, wants it fixed Play Video

    April 14, 2017 3:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man says a construction crew tore up his street and he wants it fixed. The project along Marilyn Drive off Florida Blvd. is part of the Baton Rouge SSO Program and recently wrapped up. Glen Blankenship lives along Marilyn Drive and watched the project... more »
  • Lane closures on parts of I-10 in Iberville due to construction

    April 10, 2017 11:43 AM

    IBERVILLE – Parts of I-10 east and west will have alternating lane closures nightly starting Monday in Iberville Parish. DOTD said the lane closures are due to construction of the cable barrier systems. The nightly closures will be from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. until Friday, April 14. ... more »
  • Trump says he'll only fund shovel-ready infrastructure jobs

    April 4, 2017 1:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump says he only wants to fund infrastructure jobs that are shovel-ready. At the start of a town-hall style event with CEOs, Trump says: "if you have a job that you can't start within 90 days, we're not going to give you money for it ...... more »
  • US construction spending rose to nearly 11-year high

    April 3, 2017 10:12 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. developers ramped up construction spending in February to the largest amount in nearly 11 years, led by more building of homes, highways and schools. The Commerce Department says construction spending rose 0.8 percent in February to the highest level since April 2006, after two months of declines.... more »
  • Construction to begin in months on Gardere sidewalks Play Video

    March 31, 2017 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Many people who use Gardere Lane on a daily basis say they're anxiously waiting for a sidewalk project to get started. There are no sidewalks along Gardere Lane in South Baton Rouge. It's a state highway many people walk along between Nicholson and Burbank. Over the... more »
  • Baton Rouge contractor could help build border wall Play Video

    March 30, 2017 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A civil contractor said Thursday he's on the short list to help build President Donald Trump's wall on the Mexican border. James Larry Prudhomme, a Trump supporter, has run his company JL Investments in Baton Rouge for over a decade with a focus on commercial construction. ... more »
  • Man accused of not completing construction work on home

    March 28, 2017 1:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a man has been arrested for not completing construction work on a home that he was paid more than $1,000 to do. The Baton Rouge Police Department arrested 48-year-old Andrew Darian on charges on home improvement fraud, felony theft and misapplication of payment. ... more »
  • New road to allow additional access to Lamar Dixon Expo Center Play Video

    March 22, 2017 7:32 PM

    GONZALES – A new road is being built to provide drivers with another way in and out of the Lamar Dixon Expo Center. The new road is called the Edenborne Extension and will connect Edenborne Parkway, that runs along River Parish Community College, to South Saint Landry Avenue. ... more »
  • Concrete barrier preventing business owner from accessing property Play Video

    March 21, 2017 6:36 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A business owner says a state construction project has prevented him from doing his job. TJ Adams owns Elite Transportation in Denham Springs, a transport business that been at the same location on Rushing Road for 20 years. His business works with 53' and 40' trailers,... more »
  • Homeowners out thousands, sued by contractor that did little work Play Video

    March 8, 2017 6:42 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - There's an investigation into a contractor based out of Denham Springs. Multiple flood victims tell 2 On Your Side the company TWG Contractors appears to be signing onto jobs, taking payment and not completing the work. Jerry and Donna Baxter have lived in their Prairieville home for... more »
  • Homeowners look for private road maintenance solution Play Video

    March 3, 2017 6:41 PM

    ST. AMANT - A road that's part Ascension, part Livingston Parish is torn up on the Ascension side. The parish says because it's a private road, it's not it's responsibility. Off Highway 22 and down River Highlands Road are a handful of neighborhoods. It's a two and half mile... more »
  • More victims speak out following contractor arrest Play Video

    February 9, 2017 6:12 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A contractor's bond has now been set at more than $600,000. Matthew Morris was arrested Wednesday by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office after it received multiple complaints regarding possible contractor fraud. Morris, the owner of Complete Construction Contractors, faces a number of charges in Ascension Parish... more »
  • Flood debris still clogging neighborhoods, deadline extended Play Video

    February 6, 2017 6:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some areas are still living with piles of post-flood debris outside their homes. One homeowner says she's called to have it collected but it's been sitting out front of her home since November. A dozen or so of her neighbors have the same issue. Judy... more »
  • Traffic fix coming to LSU area Play Video

    February 2, 2017 9:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU area will soon see some traffic improvements on West Parker Boulevard towards Burbank Drive. Mike Olsen, construction engineer for the City of Baton Rouge says the area was in need of a change. “ I’ve been out here in the afternoons and its... more »
  • Government St. lane will close Saturday for sewer improvements

    January 26, 2017 2:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials say parts of Government Street will have one lane closed Saturday as crews work on sewer improvement construction. The lane closure will go into effect Saturday, Jan. 28, at 7 a.m. for the eastbound direction between S. 20 th and S. 22 nd streets.... more »
  • Traffic shifting on Jones Creek due to construction starting on Jan. 23

    January 19, 2017 11:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - City-Parish officials announced that traffic will be shifting on Jones Creek Road between Coursey Boulevard and Tiger Bend Road due to construction planned for Jan. 23. Officials say that the southbound traffic on Jones Creek Road will move to the far west side of the newly-constructed section... more »
  • Flood-damaged home on Wildwood Pwy. destroyed in early morning fire

    January 9, 2017 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A home that was under construction due to damage caused by the August flood was destroyed in a fire early Monday morning. The fire occurred around 1:30 a.m. in the 4500 block of Wildwood Parkway. Firefighters arrived on scene to find the home engulfed in flames... more »
  • Front doors of capitol still closed due to failing facade

    January 5, 2017 4:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The State Capitol's front doors will remain closed will into the summer since work to repair falling masonry above won't start until after lawmakers end their annual meeting in June. WBRZ's political reporter, Mark Armstrong , tweeted Thursday the front steps and entrance remain closed months... more »
  • US construction spending hits highest level in 10 years

    January 3, 2017 12:41 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. builders boosted spending on construction projects for a second straight month in November, pushing activity to the highest level in more than a decade. The Commerce Department says construction spending rose 0.9 percent in November after a 0.6 percent increase in October. The increase reflected solid gains... more »
  • Electric company building on property, man wants it to stop Play Video

    December 28, 2016 6:46 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A property owner in Livingston Parish says DEMCO is tearing up his land, but DEMCO says it has the right to be there. In addition to making a mess, David Henderson says DEMCO is also taking land away from him. Henderson contacted 2 On Your Side,... more »
  • Decision to block property developments in Ascension reversed Play Video

    December 14, 2016 10:22 PM

    GONZALES - Developers went head-to-head with Ascension Parish officials to reverse a decision to deny two subdivision proposals. Today, that decision was reversed. Only two board members remained at the hearing, since a third resigned last night. In October, they decided to block one development that would build at... more »
  • George O'Neal Road at Jones Creek to close Nov. 6

    November 4, 2016 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE – City Parish officials announced that George O'Neal Road will be closed to traffic just east of Jones Creek Road starting Nov. 6 at noon. The road will reopen on Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. The closure is a part of an ongoing construction project. Additionally,... more »
  • Railway improvements to begin Nov. 15 in Port Allen, New Roads

    November 1, 2016 12:22 PM

    PORT ALLEN – Railway improvement projects and construction will begin later this month in Port Allen, New Roads and several other Louisiana cities due to a $14 million investment from a Missouri transportation company. The Kansas City Southern Railway Company has invested $14.3 million for rail, cross tie and... more »
  • Traffic trouble for small businesses as Coursey Blvd construction begins

    October 29, 2016 11:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Jones Creek Café and Oyster Bar on Market Street sits right in the middle of the new construction project on Coursey Blvd. The road is shut down at Jones Creek Road for 12 days to add double left turn lanes. During that time, city leaders... more »
  • Part of Coursey Blvd to close starting Oct. 28 Play Video

    October 26, 2016 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Coursey Boulevard will be closed to traffic just west of Jones Creek Road starting Oct. 28 at 8 p.m., City-Parish officials announced earlier in the week. The closure is part of an ongoing intersection improvement project. Closing the road will shorten construction times on that portion... more »
  • Construction money steered to roads, building repairs

    October 20, 2016 1:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration is stalling hundreds of millions in construction projects planned for state financing to instead steer more money to state building and university repairs and roadwork. The Bond Commission approved the plans Thursday, though some lawmakers have expressed concern about specific projects that... more »
  • Shelter at Home expensive for tax payers Play Video

    October 3, 2016 11:57 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Louisiana's Shelter at Home program spends an exorbitant amount of money on basic home repairs. For example, to purchase and install a $38 toilet, federal and state taxpayers are charged $344. $985 for a $200 window air conditioner and $850 for a $97 kitchen sink. The cost... more »
  • Bore hole to be filled in after business owners call on city Play Video

    September 28, 2016 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A large hole in the ground has some people upset, saying it's bad for business. The hole is intended for use during a city sewer upgrade, part of the SSO Program. It's located on South Blvd at St. Phillip Street, near The 13th Gate and Pastime. ... more »
  • US home construction slumped in August; big dip in the South

    September 20, 2016 9:30 AM

    WASHINGTON - Southern homebuilders pulled back on construction in August, causing the pace of housing starts nationwide to fall to their lowest level in three months. The Commerce Department says ground breakings dropped 5.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.4 million from 1.21 million in July. That... more »
  • Jones Creek construction headaches, updates Play Video

    September 16, 2016 10:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's been more than a year since construction started on Jones Creek Road and patience is running thin. Crews are making progress by the past few months have been tough on drivers and businesses. The project began last July. Crews are currently working to expand the... more »
  • Safety tips as post-flooding cleanup begins

    August 17, 2016 4:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – The Baton Rouge Fire Department said Wednesday that residents should use caution when removing gypsum or sheetrock from flooded homes. “If the materials predate 1980, there is a strong possibility that they may contain asbestos,” officials said Tuesday. Asbestos is classified as a known human... more »
  • Final I-49 concept expected in December

    August 8, 2016 9:56 AM

    LAFAYETTE - Planning for the Interstate 49 connector in Lafayette is moving into the next phase now that the number of design concepts has been narrowed. The goal is to have a single concept in place by the end of December. Project consultants released evaluation results of 19 design concepts... more »
  • Series of public meetings to determine direction for Green Light Plan

    July 29, 2016 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President “Kip” Holden has scheduled a slew of 12 public meetings next month to gather public input ahead of the beginning of the next phase of the city’s Green Light Plan. The Green Light Plan program is made up of a range of roadway infrastructure and... 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 »
  • River Center Library to close for construction Tuesday

    July 1, 2016 3:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE – With construction starting soon on a new downtown library, the East Baton Rouge Parish Library will close its River Center Branch Library Tuesday night. According to a statement Friday, the River Center Branch Library located at 120 St. Louis St. will be closed effective July... more »
  • Work set to start on new Jefferson Davis Parish jail

    June 28, 2016 12:57 PM

    JENNINGS - Ground will be officially broken Thursday for a new $10 million Jefferson Davis Parish Jail. The new regional consolidated jail facility is on U.S. Highway 90, just west of Jennings. Sheriff Ivy Woods said the jail will provide the parish with 200 inmate beds - 160 for males,... more »
  • Groundbreaking held as Walker High School improvements get underway

    June 27, 2016 11:06 AM

    WALKER - Livingston Parish school officials and community leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday at Walker High School as construction is launched on a major expansion and improvement plan for the school. The construction is part of a $25 million capital improvement plan that was approved by Walker School... more »
  • Groundbreaking set for Walker High School upgrades

    June 19, 2016 11:29 PM

    WALKER – Workers will soon get started on million dollar improvements to Walker High School later this month. Officials are set to break ground on a $25 million capital improvement during a ceremony on June 27. The construction is part of a plan approved by voters in 2014. ... more »
  • I-10 buckled Wednesday

    June 8, 2016 7:37 PM

    METAIRIE - Two westbound lanes of I-10 closed Wednesday due to pavement buckling. State Police advised motorists via Facebook of the lane closures in Jefferson Parish at Power Boulevard. Troopers said the buckling closed left and center lanes of the Interstate in an area about ten miles west of... more »
  • State budget concerns cause change of location for LSU nutrition building

    May 26, 2016 12:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A new athletic nutrition center planned for LSU's campus won't be built where it was planned because of the state's uncertain budget situation. The $12 million facility was supposed to be built on Skip Bertman Drive, near the old LSU baseball stadium. Instead, it will be... more »
  • Bill argues Nicholson widening needed for new river bridge

    May 22, 2016 10:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Representatives at the Capitol are considering a House Resolution that would repurpose funds for a Nicholson Drive widening project. If passed, House Concurrent Resolution No. 128 would repurpose more than two million dollars from the Pointe Claire Expressway in Iberville Parish. That money would be moved... more »
  • Ascension Parish breaks ground on Conway Plantation development Play Video

    May 10, 2016 7:58 PM

    ASCENSION-Ascension Parish broke ground on an upscale neighborhood development on Tuesday. The development is called the Conway Plantation and is more than 300 acres land located right off of Highway 44. It is expected to include about 1,000 single homes and 500 apartments with restaurants and shops. Mayor of Gonzales,... more »
  • Proposed Comite River Diversion Canal gets land boost

    May 10, 2016 10:13 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials who are trying to dig the proposed Comite River Diversion Canal have purchased more than 300 acres of wetlands to offset the ecological impact of the construction. The $1.5 million purchase last week is by far the largest land buy so far. While the deal... more »
  • Walker roundabout construction begins Monday Play Video

    May 9, 2016 7:10 PM

    WALKER- Construction for the addition of a roundabout on the I-12 ramp in Walker started on Monday. The Department of Transportation and Development believes that adding the roundabout will make traffic safer and faster. The work started on Monday on a quarter-mile stretch of LA 447. Audry Gonzales, a Walker... more »
  • Walker lane closures start Monday for roundabout work

    May 5, 2016 10:21 AM

    WALKER - Roundabout construction starts Monday on La. 447 at I-12 as crews close travel lanes to prepare for the new traffic feature. DOTD first announced it was considering a roundabout for the interchange in 2013. Then, the state said ten miles of La. 447 between La. 16 and... more »
  • Anticipate possible delays with partial road closure at College Drive Play Video

    May 5, 2016 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge officials are closing lanes on College Drive southbound from S Foster Drive to Westdale Drive due to sewer maintenance. The city will close the lanes from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. instead of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The northbound lanes of College Drive... more »
  • You'll want to avoid College Dr. because of lane closures Thursday

    May 3, 2016 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Work on the city's sewer system will likely cause heavy delays on College Drive since southbound lanes will be closed and northbound lanes will be shifted later this week. A stretch of College near Webb Park will be closed for twelve hours Thursday. Southbound lanes will... more »
  • Request to spend more on pump stations not unusual, officials say

    April 27, 2016 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite asking city leaders to approve a four-percent increase in cost and nearly a year of additional work, engineers of the city's $1.2 billion sewer upgrade say the project is on budget and on time. Wednesday, the SSO asked the Metro Council to approve spending $859,659... more »
  • Amid cash crunch, Edwards slows community college buildings

    April 18, 2016 11:10 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A building boom planned to expand and improve Louisiana's community college campuses is being put on hold by Gov. John Bel Edwards, amid a tightening of state construction spending. More than half the projects on the $280 million list for the Louisiana Community and Technical College... more »
  • US homebuilder sentiment held steady in April

    April 18, 2016 9:54 AM

    U.S. homebuilders' confidence held steady in April, reflecting an overall optimistic outlook in the market for new homes even as a gauge of current sales fell slightly. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday was unchanged at 58. It hasn't budged in three months.... more »

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