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  • Council paves way for new interstate ramps Play Video

    April 23, 2014 10:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Metro Council has approved hiring a group to survey land for a future Greenlight project involving an interchange at Pecue Lane and I-10. The proposed project would include multiple through and turn leans on Pecue Lane, an entrance ramp and exit ramp on both sides... more »
  • Metro Council has big decisions to make today

    April 22, 2014 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will discuss a list of items Wednesday, some of which are expected to be controversial, when they meet for the regular Metro Council meeting. A series of traffic solutions are on the agenda. Traffic engineers are asking to synch more stop lights with a new... more »
  • In-your-face warning not enough for dangerous drivers Play Video

    April 21, 2014 10:26 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Despite the Department of Public Works installing caution signs on South Satsuma in Livingston Parish, residents who live near a dangerous curve say people are still ignoring the dangers and the warning signs. "Even after they put in the warning signs and the flashing lights, there... more »
  • Finally, road closed signs to be removed at Woodlake Bridge

    April 11, 2014 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Finally, after some two years, people will once again be able to cross a bridge that links them with the rest of the road. The Woodlake Drive Bridge is partially open and will fully reopen next week. It's been closed since May 2012 and the construction project... more »
  • Meeting set to discuss road work on Hoooper

    April 11, 2014 11:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tuesday, city leaders want to discuss a widening project for Hooper Road. Engineers are just beginning the process of redesigning the busy highway. Right now, it is two lanes. The meeting about Hooper Road is set for April 15th from 5 to 7:30 p.m. It will... more »
  • Avoid College Drive this weekend

    April 11, 2014 11:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Get ready for a nightmare Saturday on College Drive since the city is closing both southbound (headed from I-10 to Perkins) lanes and moving traffic to the center turn lane. The closure is for sewer repairs and will impact the street in front of Wal Mart. It... more »
  • Turns out, there never was a problem with Eden Church Road Play Video

    April 10, 2014 10:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Thursday night the Livingston Parish Council talked about the real problem on Eden Church Road: clogged drains and not bad design. For years, residents along Eden Church have complained about flooding, no matter how little or how much it rained. "That's all I can ask... more »
  • The new Lee High

    April 4, 2014 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Construction could begin soon on a new school sitting on a giant, rolling plot of land in the heart of the city. Milton Womack, Inc. will build the $49 million Lee High School where the former complex stood on Lee Drive between Highland Road and Perkins.... more »
  • Walls take shape at Juban Crossing site

    April 2, 2014 10:34 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Walls are going up at the Juban Crossing development off I-12 in Livingston Parish. After years of delays, the project is the farthest along it has ever been. People enjoy seeing that is now a reality. "I live like a mile from it, and plus it's... more »
  • Ascension highway construction overlapping Play Video

    March 24, 2014 9:56 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Two major highway construction projects will overlap since the state is announcing a large project Tuesday. La. 73 construction between Airline and the interstate won't be finished until October, while construction along La. 42 is expected to begin this week. Along Higway 73, a gas line conflicts... more »
  • 'Worst Road' to get $10 million repair

    March 21, 2014 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A $10 million resurfacing project is in the works for a road WBRZ viewers and users ranked as one of the area's worst. LA 1 from Plaquemine to White Castle will be fixed later this year. The street is full of potholes. "It needs a... more »
  • Leaders approve road takeover

    March 12, 2014 10:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders approved a plan to take control over busy roads from the state, streamlining and expediting road construction on the major thoroughfares. Wednesday, the metro council approved a move to take Government Street, a section of Nicholson Drive, and River Road from the control of the... more »
  • City leaders set to decide on road plan Wednesday

    March 11, 2014 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders are expected to vote on a measure that could mean more immediate road repairs in two sections of the city. Wednesday, the metro council has to decide on a road take over plan. It means three streets: Government, parts of Nicholson, and a stretch of... more »
  • O'Neal Lane is back in business Play Video

    February 27, 2014 5:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Businesses on O'Neal Lane celebrated the end of a four-year construction project. Work on O'Neal Lane has kept customers out of the area's businesses for years, forcing some companies to close their doors. The project was supposed to wrap up almost two years ago. Organizers with... more »
  • Gonzales fails to secure construction project Play Video

    February 27, 2014 3:36 PM

    GONZALES - City leaders said they're upset after Gonzales' council failed to approve a zoning ordinance for a big-money construction project. The council voted 2-1 Wednesday night to approve the zoning change for Crawford Electric's 54,000 square foot warehouse. However, the measure still failed because a majority of the... more »
  • City planning for state route takeover, will fix roads Play Video

    February 26, 2014 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Metro Council introduced a proposal Wednesday to transfer three roads from state control to city-parish control. The city would be responsible for repairs that could be done faster than if the state was in charge of the highways and making upgrades. The swap would... more »
  • After public dispute, council narrowly approves rezoning Play Video

    February 24, 2014 9:39 PM

    GONZALES - The city council voted 2-1 to award a rezoning request so Crawford Electric can build a warehouse on five acres of PriceCo land. Crawford Electrical Supply Co. wants to build its multi-million dollar, 54,000 square-foot facility on Highway 44 east of I-10. The plot is zoned as... more »
  • People fed up over lingering bridge construction Play Video

    February 24, 2014 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents want answers after construction work on the Woodlake Drive bridge has lingered on for nearly two years. People who spoke with WBRZ News 2 today said the construction has wasted their time and money. "It grates on your nerves, I mean first couple months...... more »
  • Some of the worst roads could be repaired in weeks

    February 17, 2014 10:59 PM

    LIVINGSTON- After months of deadlock, the parish council and parish president in Livingston Parish agreed on hiring a road engineer to prioritize roads that need to be resurfaced and leaders will begin meeting with the engineer this week. First, Layton Ricks will meet with the agency hired to make... more »
  • Leaders pass the peace pipe, strike road deal in Livingston

    February 13, 2014 11:46 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Road projects will begin soon since the parish council and president met on common ground and hired a road engineer to tackle the parish road program. The road rehab project has been on hold since the parish president and council could not agree on the procedure to hire... more »
  • Bridge project has become a nightmare for workers, drivers

    February 12, 2014 12:25 AM

    HOLDEN- Livingston road officials are not sure when a long-awaited road project will be finished. Crews have been working on the bridge along James Chapel Road since September. It was supposed to be finished about a month after it was started in September, but the bridge is still not... more »
  • Potholes riddle wet, frozen streets Play Video

    February 6, 2014 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After weeks of wet, freezing weather, the roads in the Capital City have taken a beating. Frozen rain expands in the small cracks in the asphalt, creating larger fissures that can turn into potholes. The Department of Public Works typically has two crews filling potholes around... more »
  • Welders filling skilled worker void Play Video

    February 4, 2014 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state is helping Baton Rouge Community college fill a void for 80,000 construction workers in the next two years through the college's welding programs. BRCC has more than 400 students enrolled in its welding programs each year and a growing waiting list. "I really want... more »
  • Road work not delayed much from winter weather Play Video

    January 31, 2014 5:45 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Work continues on Highway 73 between I-10 and Airline Highway after a three-day lull caused by the winter storm. Crews said the storm didn't impact the project much, besides the three days they were forced off the road. "The weather just needs to make it's mind... more »
  • New Main Library nearing soft opening Play Video

    January 11, 2014 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The new Main Library on Goodwood Boulevard won't officially open until mid-April, but you'll get the chance to get inside before then. The new $35 million environmentally friendly library is double the size of the old main library. It offers 140 computers and a half million... more »
  • Construction changing your drive in 2014 Play Video

    January 3, 2014 10:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Millions will be spent on state highways and city streets this year to ease congested roadways. A lot of big projects are set to wrap up in 2014, including the widening of Staring Ln. in the Capital City. Starring Ln. between Perkins Rd. and Highland... more »
  • Businesses still hurting over O'Neal Lane work Play Video

    January 3, 2014 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a delay of more than two years, construction on O'Neal Lane is scheduled to be finished by the end of February. However, business owners in the area say the damage has already been done. The $20 million project is part of the city-parish Green Light... more »
  • People want a speed limit change as their gift Play Video

    December 24, 2013 10:16 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - City leaders are calling on the Department of Transportation and Development to lower a speed limit in Denham Springs. Cockerham Road, between Range Ave. and Lockhart, is a busy two-lane street near a high school and two elementary schools. The speed limit is 45 mph... more »
  • Bond Commission approves borrowing $500 million

    December 19, 2013 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Bond Commission gave approval to a plan to borrow nearly $500 million for construction projects. The money will replenish a fund that pays for the projects. State Treasurer John Kennedy says the details will be worked out next month. Right now the plan... more »
  • DOTD evaluating LA 447 for roundabouts Play Video

    December 9, 2013 10:25 PM

    WALKER - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is considering a proposal to improve traffic and safety along LA 447 in Walker. Roundabouts, a growing trend across the country and now in Louisiana, have been proven to decrease accidents drastically engineers say. And, DOTD believes the design may... more »
  • Riverwalk construction expected to be done by summer

    November 20, 2013 11:16 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Construction on the planned outlet mall for the Riverwalk in New Orleans is expected to be over by early next summer. The current structure has been stripped down to just concrete and beams. New Orleans city and business leaders took a tour of the $70... more »
  • Talk about another new apartment complex in BR

    November 18, 2013 11:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Some people are worried about noise and drainage issues with a planned apartment complex and parking garage in South Baton Rouge near LSU. Developers went before the city's planning and zoning board Monday to discuss The Standard, which will be adjacent to the LSU campus on Nicholson... more »
  • Light's green for traffic, new signals in BR

    November 18, 2013 11:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Four intersections are being regulated by new signals to regulate traffic flow. The new lights on Jefferson Highway are synchronized and can be adjusted by the time of day and amount of traffic. Another new feature allows the lights to change from green to red to allow... more »
  • $1.3 billion sewer project to cause traffic snags

    November 11, 2013 8:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lee Drive will have partial lane closures for the next two weeks so crews can repair the road after sewer lines were installed over the summer. The lanes will be fully opened each day during peak hours, 6:30am to 9:30am and 3:30pm to 6:30pm, to allow sufficient... more »
  • New sewer plant under construction soon

    October 30, 2013 7:55 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - Officials say construction on a $12 million state-of-the-art sewer plant in this city could begin as early as this week. Mayor Mark Gulotta says the existing plant, built in 1960, was built to treat about 1 million gallons of wastewater a day but has been taking in... more »
  • Livingston community college on the horizon

    October 30, 2013 7:51 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Officials are moving forward with plans to build a community college in Livingston Parish. The Louisiana Community and Technical College System says officials plan to build a new college and workforce training center that would offer a wide range of programs, including general education, allied health, welding and... more »
  • State pays for local construction projects

    October 18, 2013 11:48 PM

    CENTRAL- Hooper Road will get a needed upgrade soon. A $1 million project will expand the highway to four lanes. The state is paying for the work. Only a section will be done at first, then more will be expanded. The plan calls for the stretch from Blackwater... more »
  • Bayou Sorrel boat launch improvements begin

    October 15, 2013 11:57 AM

    BAYOU SORREL - Construction improvements for the boat launch at Bayou Sorrel are underway. The launch is located in the heart of the Atchafalaya Basin. Cost of construction for the project is $683,000 with almost all of it coming from the Department of Natural Resources' Atchafalaya Basin Program.... more »
  • State construction projects back on track

    October 11, 2013 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Higher revenue forecasts and low interest rates have Louisiana's construction projects back on track. Louisiana had been close to its constitutional limit on debt. State Treasurer John Kennedy said the money to pay for ongoing construction was running out, with no room to borrow more.... more »
  • Traffic lights synced to ease traffic

    October 8, 2013 9:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Outdated traffic lights are being replaced to help the flow of traffic in Baton Rouge. The new light systems along Jefferson Hwy. will be synchronized and can switch to allow emergency vehicles to pass. Other areas will allow extra time for pedestrians and bikers. It's... more »
  • Share your thoughts on expanding Perkins Road

    September 30, 2013 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Perkins Road could be the next big road project here, and residents will get a chance to talk about it this week. There is a meeting to discuss potential routes on Wednesday at St. George School from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The project would be... more »
  • Ascension may borrow to build sewer system

    September 22, 2013 11:31 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish government will apply for a $60 million loan through a fund overseen by the state Department of Environmental Quality to jump start plans to build a regional sewer system. Parish officials say the loan would pay for a phase of sewage treatment systems in a heavily... more »
  • IBM to begin construction on Baton Rouge offices

    September 22, 2013 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Groundbreaking for an IBM Service Center will be held Sept. 26 in downtown Baton Rouge. The Advocate reports ( ) the ceremonies will be held at 2 p.m. at the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center on Lafayette Street, a few blocks down the street from where... more »
  • EBRSO Looking for construction site thieves

    September 20, 2013 2:17 PM

    Baton Rouge- Detectives with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office are looking for those responsible for stealing a 2011 Kubota Skid Steer in the Carriagewood Estates subdivision on September 8. Detectives say the suspects used a white Ford F-350 truck, pulling a tandem axel trailer to take the Skid... more »
  • Habitat for Humanity marks 300th home Play Video

    September 13, 2013 4:18 PM

    SCOTLANDVILLE - Habitat for Humanity marked its 300th home in the Baton Rouge area Friday morning. The homeowners, Norvel and Takirri Blackburn, received the honor to own the milestone home after being chosen from a pool of elligible families. Norvel actually grew up in the 10th Habitat home in... more »
  • Juban Crossing construction date pushed back again Play Video

    September 12, 2013 9:51 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The ongoing Juban Crossing saga continues as deadlines keep getting pushed back further and further. In an interview with News 2, the retail center's developer, Stephen Keller, said crews would start construction in 30 days. The interview was 35 days ago and the piece of lot... more »
  • Major road project delayed

    September 11, 2013 10:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Road construction on Staring Lane will continue longer since the contractor was approved for additional time and money. The street is being widened to four lanes. Work has been happening along a stretch between Highland Road and Perkins Road for about two years. It was expected to... more »
  • Downtown sculpture, stage to be dedicated today

    September 3, 2013 10:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A nearly million-dollar sculpture in downtown Baton Rouge will be officially dedicated today after months of delays. Called "The Crest," the curved sculpture stretches over a stage at the Galvez Plaza and will hold rigging for concerts and other events downtown. The more than $900,000... more »
  • Construction, Tiger fans to rub shoulders on game day Play Video

    August 29, 2013 3:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Construction work on LSU's Tiger Stadium will bolster the stadium to around a capacity of 100,000 when it's completed before the start of the 2014 season. Senior Associate Athletic Director Eddie Nunez says it's like giving fans an extra Christmas, and the 2014 season will be... more »
  • $1.5 billion BR sewer project isn't aligning in spots Play Video

    August 28, 2013 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The $1.5 billion sewer project in Baton Rouge is on schedule to a January 2015 completion, despite hitting a few snags. Some contractors on the job have to replace large piping after the pipes didn't align properly. "Basically he was coming from both ends, when he... more »
  • New facility to help New Orleans jail reform plan

    August 23, 2013 2:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has agreed to postpone a planned Sept. 30 hearing on jail reforms in New Orleans, while the city advances plans for a new building to hold inmates who should not be mixed with the general jail population. Those plans were outlined in court papers... more »
  • Drivers see proposed new bridge over Amite River

    August 20, 2013 10:38 PM

    CENTRAL- People took a look at a proposed new route across the Amite River Tuesday night. Engineers revealed plans for a new bridge and roundabout at the intersection of Hooper Road and Greenwell Springs Road in East Baton Rouge. Once it crosses the river into Livingston, the highway would... more »
  • Stanford road work could be complete next week Play Video

    August 16, 2013 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Relief is on the way for drivers who use Stanford Avenue in Baton Rouge. Construction could wrap up by the middle of next week. Stanford Avenue from S. Lakeshore Drive to Perkins Road is under construction as the city works to smooth out the rough and... more »
  • US builders broke ground on more homes in July

    August 16, 2013 8:48 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. developers broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in July, partly reversing a sharp drop the previous month. The figures suggest that housing construction is maintaining its recovery. The Commerce Department says builders began work last month on houses and apartments at a seasonally... more »
  • Ascension Parish plans around 70 road repairs Play Video

    August 13, 2013 4:01 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish officials plan to repair around 70 roads by the end of 2014. Carla Drive off Highway 44 was slated for repair work for next year's road maintenance project, but was pushed up to this year's project after the road base failed. Ascension Parish Chief Engineer... more »
  • Bridge repairs begin in Livingston

    August 9, 2013 10:57 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Dangerous bridges are getting the attention of engineers and construction crews. Seven have been added to a list needing immediate repairs. Already, work has begun on one bridge. Inspectors said rot and decay have destroyed pilings. Some have been closed and others have had the posted weight... more »
  • La. 73 widening project runs into delays

    August 8, 2013 10:10 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State highway officials have pushed back the completion date of a $15.5 million project to widen La. 73 in Ascension Parish to June, making it about eight months later than the original target date given when construction began in the fall of 2011. Officials said the contractor is... more »
  • Major road projects almost complete

    August 7, 2013 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two major road projects could be over in the next few weeks. Lee Drive and Stanford Avenue are under construction. Lee has been closed twice to traffic entirely. Stanford, the listed detour when Lee is closed, has not been paved since crews removed the asphalt weeks ago.... more »
  • Students back in school in Ascension Parish

    August 7, 2013 10:51 AM

    GONZALES - Kids returned to school in Ascension Parish today, though some won't stay in their classrooms all year. Work on the new G. W. Carver Primary School in Gonzales won't be completed until October, so students are starting the year still on the old campus. The district... more »
  • Construction crews scramble to finish Prairieville Middle Play Video

    August 6, 2013 5:51 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - As students prepare to go back to school tomorrow, construction crews are scrambling to prepare the campus for nearly 900 new people at Prairieville Middle School. The school is undergoing a $15-million dollar renovation, including a new cafeteria and new classroom building. The cafeteria is completed, but... more »
  • BRFD opens new Wooddale firehouse

    August 6, 2013 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters in Baton Rouge held a grand opening today to show off a new firehouse. The new Fire Station No. 8 replaces the old station on Wooddale Boulevard, which was built in 1950 and then extensively remodeled in 1988. The 8,400-square-foot station cost the city about... more »
  • St. Jude home builder Jairo Alvarez dies

    August 4, 2013 12:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The builder of the St. Jude Dream Home for the past 15 years, Jairo Alvarez, died Saturday, according to St. Jude officials. He had been battling cancer over the past two years and was battling an infection that no one was able to identify for over... more »
  • Ascension schools growing faster than construction Play Video

    July 25, 2013 6:06 PM

    GONZALES - The new G.W. Carver Primary school is nearly complete, but won't be ready for the first day of school. Weather delays during construction pushed the opening date back until October. Across town, Ascension Schools are installing new temporary classroom buildings, known as 't-buildings,' at Central Primary School.... more »
  • Lee Drive fully open until July 25

    July 21, 2013 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lee Drive between Perkins Road and Highland Road is now fully re-opened to traffic, according to DOTD. DOTD says no closures, including lane closures, are planned along Lee Drive between Perkins and Highland until July 25. Additional information regarding the future closures along Lee Drive... more »
  • Lee Drive closed until next week

    July 18, 2013 11:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lee Drive is closed until next week. Drivers for Friday rush hours will need to use alternate routes. The artery connecting South Baton Rouge with I-10 and the Mid City area is closed between Boone and Bennett Drive. Crews are continuing the sewer work in the area... more »
  • Livingston road work just beginning for U.S. 190 Play Video

    July 15, 2013 4:13 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Construction crews have begun giving U.S. 190 a facelift, part of a $4.4 million project to fix the stretch of road in Livingston Parish. Crews are currently doing patchwork and will overlay the highway to make it safer. Residents living near the highway said they're glad to... more »
  • Another delay in workplace shooting trial

    July 10, 2013 11:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - There are more delays in the trial of a man accused of a deadly workplace shooting in Baton Rouge. Judge Tony Marabella was set to decide if Richard Matthews would be allowed to participate in his own defense, but Marabella wants to hear from the doctor... more »
  • Big headache this week: Lee Drive lane closures Play Video

    July 5, 2013 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Lee Drive, a busy corridor connecting south Baton Rouge with the shopping centers on College and eventually I-10 and Mid City, will have lane closures starting today. There will be intermittent lane closures from Boone Avenue to Bluebell Drive from Monday, July 8 at 7 p.m. through... more »
  • Former Plaquemines sheriff gets 46 months, $10K

    July 3, 2013 11:52 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Plaquemines Parish sheriff Irvin "Jiff" Hingle must spend nearly four years in prison and pay a $10,000 fine for taking bribes from a jail construction contractor. U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance on Wednesday rejected Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Chester's request for a 31-month sentence on the... more »
  • Gov. Jindal keeps construction budget intact

    June 27, 2013 11:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed next year's construction budget without stripping any projects with his line-item veto. The governor didn't need to remove anything he doesn't like because his office will have decision-making power over which new projects advance in the 2013-14 fiscal year that begins July... more »
  • Spooky talk, but haunted house is approved

    June 26, 2013 10:35 PM

    CENTRAL- A haunted house got the green light from city leaders, but not before some confusing back-and-forth over the project. At first, it was denied then eventually approved. Creators of The 13th Gate want to expand to an empty lot on Joor Road at Mickens. The project... more »
  • Flooding on Eden Church becoming a major issue

    June 25, 2013 10:23 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Flooding problems remain along Eden Church Road, despite $2.2 million in recent improvements. The road went under a redesign to resurface and widen the road, straighten a dangerous s-curve and fix flooding issues. Some claim the road was built lower than planned, and now parish... more »
  • Idea of haunted house doesn't seem so spooky to neighbors Play Video

    June 24, 2013 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Owners of The 13th Gate, are considering expanding on a plot of land, just south of Central. The 75 acres, located on the east side of Joor Rd., south of Mickens Rd. could be home to a number of attractions, including a haunted hayride, outdoor laser... more »
  • NASA officials debut a new machine in New Orleans

    June 21, 2013 10:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - NASA officials in New Orleans have publicly unveiled a new, three-story-tall cylindrical structure that is a key component in constructing heavy-lift rockets for the nation's space program. It's called the "vertical weld center." It's a heavy metal framework holding state-of-the-art automated welding equipment, around which the Boeing... more »
  • Levee district moving ahead with Morganza work

    June 18, 2013 11:32 AM

    HOUMA - The Terrebonne Levee District is gearing up for its busiest year of levee-building yet as its board plans to move ahead with millions of dollars in construction paid for with a new 1/2-cent sales tax. The Courier reports the board will review its upcoming budget at a meeting... more »
  • Sheriff sues company over roof leaks

    June 11, 2013 7:52 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley has sued Mandeville-based builder Devier Construction LLC and two insurers over a new $3.3 million training center with persistent roof leaks. The lawsuit says Wiley recently declared a public emergency to do an estimated $130,000 in immediate repairs to the roof of... more »
  • I-10 construction nearing an end, more lanes on the way Play Video

    June 10, 2013 9:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Construction on a stretch of interstate here is almost complete. Right now, construction to expand the interstate shuts off a lane between the Highland and Siegen Road exits. That bottlenecks traffic especially during rush hour. But the Department of Transportation confirms by the end of... more »
  • Community college construction bill goes to Jindal

    May 31, 2013 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's community colleges have won their dispute with other higher education leaders over construction spending. The Senate gave final passage Friday to a measure that will let the community and technical college system sidestep the construction budget process for $250 million in projects. The bill heads to... more »

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