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  • House lawmakers proposing changes to construction budgeting

    May 1, 2015 4:04 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Year after year, lawmakers pack so many projects into Louisiana's construction budget that it leaves the governor to choose the favored ones. Frustrated House members wanting more control over how the state prioritizes its construction spending are trying to change that. The state construction budget passed by... more »
  • Contractors making progress on Livingston Parish roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 24, 2015 6:05 PM

    ALBANY - After a long wait road paving is underway for Livingston Parish's overlay project, which tackles 40 of the parish's worst roads. Crews continued laying asphalt on several streets in Albany Friday. They've made strides in the past few weeks. "It's something they need to keep doing... more »
  • Second Plaquemine ferry starts today

    April 20, 2015 8:00 AM

    PLAQUEMINE- Starting today, a second vessel will be added to run the same route as the Plaquemine ferry. The new transportation is part of an effort to help clear up traffic at La. 1 and I-10 at the Mississippi River. The second ferry will run from 3:15 p.m. to... more »
  • Popular boat landing still under repair check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 3, 2015 4:44 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The boat landing at Fred's on the River, an Amite River hot spot, will remain under construction for the next few months. In December, the business started construction to repair the landing, but work hasn't finished in time for one of the biggest boating weekends. It was... more »
  • $335M borrowing plan approved for state-funded construction check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 2, 2015 11:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana will borrow $335 million next month to replenish its construction project fund and keep the money from running dry in June. The State Bond Commission agreed to the borrowing plan Thursday without objection. The bond sale will keep work humming on state-financed construction projects through February.... more »
  • Essen Lane Widening check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 2, 2015 7:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders will break ground on new construction today. The Essen widening project is the latest in the city-parish Green Light program. Essen Lane is one of the busiest and most congested roads in Baton Rouge.The Department of Transportation and Development is working together with the Green... more »
  • Essen Lane widening lane closures

    March 30, 2015 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lane closures have started in what will be a years-long project to widen Essen Lane to as many as seven lanes. Sunday night, work began near the Ward Creek Bridge. First, the area will be re-striped then work will move forward on widening the bridge. ... more »
  • Overnight interstate construction started Friday

    March 20, 2015 11:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Overnight construction began Friday and continued into Saturday morning on I-10 between downtown and the Southdowns area. For the next few weeks, crews will be replacing the asphalt surface of lanes on both eastbound and westbound stretches of the interstate between the Washington exit and the... more »
  • Livingston Parish votes to move forward with road projects Play Video

    March 17, 2015 10:26 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The parish council approved a road overlay project list Tuesday night after more than a year of arguments and delays. Dozens of roads in the parish need major repairs. A special meeting was called over concerns about whether or not the road list followed state law. ... more »
  • Drivers doubt end is near for LA 73 work check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 17, 2015 5:25 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- The construction on LA 73 is nearing an end as the contractor begins working on the roadway. The $15.5 million dollar project was expected to be completed last year, but the deadline was extended because of utility problems and weather delays. "It's been going on and on... more »
  • Renovation of state office building set to start Monday

    March 14, 2015 11:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Construction is set to begin Monday on a $1.4 million expansion and renovation of the Municipal Employees Retirement System of Louisiana's office building. The work will involve adding a new board room and a supply room to the property in Baton Rouge, along with replacing the roof... more »
  • Drawdown of False River extended another 45 days

    March 11, 2015 11:13 AM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury has extended the drawdown of False River by an additional 45 days to help the ongoing restoration efforts in the oxbow lake's south end. The extension of the drawdown was requested by state Rep. Major Thibaut, who told jurors keeping the... more »
  • LSU drops over-budget contractor of engineering hall check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 6, 2015 7:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Renovations to one of the oldest buildings on LSU's campus could be pushed back longer than expected after the university recently dropped its current contractor. The State Facility Planning and Control withdrew their contract with Skanska-Mapp Construction to build LSU's Patrick F. Taylor engineering building. The... more »
  • Road projects get jump start with money from city-parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 26, 2015 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Money is available earlier than expected for roads in Baton Rouge. Five projects are being fast tracked with refinanced bonds providing $40 million. The extra money will go toward a Highland-Burbank connector, south of LSU's campus. A major upgrade to Nicholson Drive in that same area.... more »
  • New money is green light for some Green Light projects

    February 25, 2015 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city will jump start five Green Light road construction projects thanks to bond refinancing that will generate $40 million. The entire project is paid for by a 2005 half-cent sales tax program. So far, about $508 million has been spent on upgrades across the parish.... more »
  • 1st phase of False River restoration nearly complete

    February 20, 2015 2:18 PM

    NEW ROADS - State and local officials say construction efforts intended to improve the water quality of False River continue to move forward according to the long-term plan recommended by the False River Watershed Commission. State Rep. Major Thibaut said contractors are currently in the process of removing sediment... more »
  • LSU expanding housing to keep up with demand check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 18, 2015 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Residential life says there's a high demand for student housing on campus, so the school will continue to add new dorms. The university turned away 1,000 students three years ago and 500 the year after. LSU Residential Life Executive Director Steve Waller says the numbers... more »
  • Congress clears Keystone XL pipeline bill, setting up veto

    February 11, 2015 4:29 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Republican-controlled Congress has cleared a bill approving the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. That sets up a confrontation with President Barack Obama, who has threatened to veto the measure. The House voted 270-152 on Wednesday to send the bill to the president. Neither chamber has... more »
  • RIbbon-cutting for new playground at Bernard Terrace Elementary check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 2, 2015 8:15 AM

    Baton Rouge - The children of Bernard Terrace Elementary get to see their imaginations come to life today. Three years ago, they began their playground plans with the LSU Community Playground Project. The playground based on the collaboration with LSU Biological Engineering students was built by more than 120... more »
  • An end in sight for LA 73 work check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 30, 2015 5:30 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- The construction on LA 73 is nearing an end as the contractor begins working on the road bed near Airline Highway. The $15.5 million dollar project was expected to be completed last year, but the deadline was extended because of utility problems and weather delays. DOTD says... more »
  • 40 Livingston Parish roads getting overhauled check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 30, 2015 4:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Forty of Livingston Parish's worst roads will be overhauled soon after the parish council awards a contract for the lowest bid. R.J. Daigle & Sons of Gonzales is expected to be awarded the contract at the parish council meeting on Feb. 12. The company submitted the... more »
  • Groundbreaking for new streetcar line in New Orleans

    January 28, 2015 3:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled Wednesday for a new streetcar line in New Orleans. The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority says the ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on North Rampart Street near the New Orleans Athletic Club. Construction began earlier this month on the 1.6-mile... more »
  • Sidewalk plan for deadly street check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 27, 2015 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A street that has become deadly for pedestrians could see improvements soon. There are no sidewalks along Gardere Lane. Ditches line either side of the road in some places, at times forcing people to walk or ride their bike in the street. There are dirt paths... more »
  • Bigger, better improvements for Downtown BR in 2015 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 13, 2015 8:02 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Downtown Development District saw plenty of improvements last year, but they've got even bigger plans in 2015. Over the weekend, crews put the finishing touches on some walkways from North Blvd. to Florida. 300 units are also under construction to bring more residents to the... more »
  • Flying high: Airstream can't keep up with demand

    December 26, 2014 10:01 AM

    JACKSON CENTER, OH - The people who assemble those retro-looking Airstream campers at an Ohio factory can't build them fast enough these days to meet the demand. The plant in the small town of Jackson Center builds 50 travel-trailers every week, all gleaming and aerodynamic and riveted together by hand.... more »
  • Perkins widening plan concerning for some check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 17, 2014 9:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A first-hand look at an effort to widen Perkins Road from Siegen to Highland has some concerned about the construction plan. The project has been in the works for 10 years and Wednesday, the Department of Transportation and Development along with city-parish government presented its plan... more »
  • State considers bypass around Bayou Corne sinkhole

    December 16, 2014 6:54 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - State highway designers have settled on a preferred route for an emergency detour of Louisiana Highway 70 around the Bayou Corne-area sinkhole in Assumption Parish and will seek the public's input on the proposal Wednesday evening. A new state analysis says the 1.09-mile route would cost $10.2... more »
  • IBM topping off planned in Baton Rouge

    December 15, 2014 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Construction crews scheduled a "topping off" ceremony for the IBM site in Baton Rouge Monday. The event is to celebrate the last girder being put into place as part of the building's erection. The practice of celebrating topping off comes from ancient Scandinavian rites of placing... more »
  • Darkness brings concern in construction zone check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 3, 2014 10:24 PM

    GONZALES - Drivers are cautions after two wrecks where other people on the highway have ignored construction zone warnings in Ascension Parish. Overnight Tuesday, a driver smashed head-on into a dump truck . The driver of the car that hit the truck was killed. Another driver is on the... more »
  • Driver killed in La. 30 construction zone crash

    December 3, 2014 1:32 PM

    GONZALES - A driver died overnight after State Police said they wrecked at an Ascension Parish construction zone, the second wreck to happen there in recent days. Troopers said Kirk Canova, 42, died after he smashed into a dump truck on Highway 30 west of I-10 near South St.... more »
  • Police looking for Mustang that hit construction worker

    November 28, 2014 4:43 PM

    GEISMAR - State Police are looking for the driver of a car that hit a construction worker in Ascension Parish last week. Troopers released information about the suspected vehicle involved. Authorities said Friday, they are looking for what is possibly a white or silver, newer model Mustang. The Mustang... more »
  • River Road work to make downtown pedestrian friendly check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 20, 2014 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Construction along River Road has been a hassle for many drivers, but the end result will be a more pedestrian friendly downtown area for the Capital City. Construction has been ongoing downtown on the south side of Florida Boulevard along River Road as crews work to... more »
  • Construction on Sunshine Bridge worries drivers check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 10, 2014 5:42 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Construction on the Sunshine Bridge has caused many drivers to feel uneasy when driving across the bridge. Glenn Robert filed a complaint to DOTD after he got into an accident on the bridge. He says each time he drives over it he fears for his safety. ... more »
  • Group wants your vote 4 for the Roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 3, 2014 7:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You'll have to decide on 14 amendments when you head to the polls tomorrow. One group wants to make things easier by encouraging voters to improve Louisiana's roadways. 4 for the Roads wants voters to approve Amendment Four. It gives the state treasurer the power to... more »
  • World Trade Center reopens for business check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 3, 2014 3:02 AM

    NEW YORK - Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center is opening for business. It's an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation. Publishing giant Conde Nast will start moving into One World Trade Center on Monday. The 104-story, $3.9 billion skyscraper dominates... more »
  • Transportation leaders review 2015 road projects check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 30, 2014 3:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation leaders and legislators met Thursday at the State Capitol to discuss road projects slated for next year. The Department of Transportation and Development says its budget for fiscal year 2015-16 is nearly $650 million, but there's more than $12 billion worth of needs in... more »
  • $200M borrowing plan tied up in surplus dispute

    October 24, 2014 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A dispute over whether Louisiana ended last year with a budget surplus threatens to delay borrowing needed to keep state construction work on track. Treasurer John Kennedy said Friday he won't sign financial documents needed for the $200 million in borrowing until he believes they accurately depict... more »
  • Parking garage closed due to cut tension cable

    October 22, 2014 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A contractor cut a tension cable inside a downtown parking garage, closing it for an undetermined amount of time. The West Garage is out of service until a repair can be made. The severed cable compromises the design of the garage. Closure eliminates 552 spaces temporarily.... more »
  • I-10 bridge at Pearl River: Weekend lane closures

    October 18, 2014 11:31 AM

    PEARL RIVER, La. - Louisiana State Police say weekend traffic on Interstate 10 will be slow at the Louisiana-Mississippi state line. That's because crews are repairing expansion joints on the I-10 State Line Bridge at Pearl River, closing some lanes. Master Trooper Greg Marchand says transportation departments in both states... more »
  • Money panel agrees to state construction spending

    October 16, 2014 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State officials have agreed to a list of $125 million in new construction spending this year - projects recommended by Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration. The Bond Commission approved the spending Thursday without objection. It also gave preliminary support to borrowing $200 million to keep dollars flowing to... more »
  • BR leads job growth in Louisiana check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 3, 2014 6:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The Capital City region led the way in job growth across the state adding 12,900 jobs in the last year, nearly half of the total job surge in Louisiana, which added 26,000 jobs. The construction industry added the most jobs in the area with 8,000 more gigs... more »
  • Transportation committee clashes over new ideas check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 30, 2014 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Kam Movassaghi outlined suggestions on how to improve Louisiana's transportation system. Movassaghi presented new ways of doing things Tuesday to a transportation funding task force at the State Capitol. He says the changes need to start at the top... more »
  • Drivers' wish for La. 30 includes more than just an overlay Play Video

    September 22, 2014 9:44 PM

    GONZALES - Intermittent lane closures began Monday on LA 30 between Tanger and the Iberville Parish line in Gonzales so the Department of Transportation and Development can patch, mill and lay new asphalt. While drivers know the road is problematic, they say it needs more than just some patching.... more »
  • Construction begins at Baton Rouge development

    September 20, 2014 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Work has started on the Onyx Residences, a $7 million mixed-use development in downtown Baton Rouge. The project is at corner of Third and Convention streets. The Onyx Residences will include 28 apartments on top of 5,600 square feet of commercial space. The apartments will range... more »
  • Local TV commercial icon has died

    September 9, 2014 3:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The man who made bathroom redesign- and his young granddaughter- famous has died, a spokesperson for ReBath said Tuesday. Ron Leclerc, 62, died at a hospital Sunday night. He had been battling cancer for the past few months. Leclerc was known as "Pépère" and was often introduced... more »
  • LA 73 not close to finished check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2014 5:28 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - After nearly three years of work, the $15.5 million dollar project to widen LA 73 isn't near completion. The Department of Transportation and Development set a new deadline for the contractor to finish, but it won't arrive until the Summer of 2015. Crews got extra time... more »
  • Ascension breaks ground on new government complex check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 27, 2014 7:52 AM

    GONZALES - Leaders in Ascension Parish broke ground on a new governmental complex Wednesday morning. The goal is to have more offices under the same roof. Prep work began about two weeks ago, but the official ribbon cutting began at 9:00 a.m. The new complex is being constructed... more »
  • Summit Electric starts Gonzales construction

    August 27, 2014 6:42 AM

    GONZALES, La. - Summit Electric Supply has begun construction on a new facility in Gonzales. The facility will include 50,000 square feet of warehouse space - nearly twice the capacity of Summit's current Gonzales location. The move also allows Summit to expand its counter sales area, offer additional customer service... more »
  • St. Helena Parish makes strides in bridge construction check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Denham Springs overhauling bad roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2014 3:12 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A handful of deteriorating roads are set for a face lift in Denham Springs. It's part of a funding program that uses money from the federal government through the Department of Transportation and Development. River Road from Government Street to Centerville was repaved just weeks ago.... more »
  • Zachary to get new school zone times check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 8, 2014 5:30 PM

    ZACHARY - School is starting earlier this year for students in Zachary. That also means school zone times are changing for drivers. Zachary High School and Northwestern Middle school zone times will be from 6:30 am to 8:30 am and from 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm. The elementary... more »
  • New Livingston Parish courthouse coming along Play Video

    August 8, 2014 4:43 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A new $20 million courthouse is nearly complete in Livingston Parish. The new building, located along Highway 63, should be complete in October so agencies can move over in December. The parish raised $18 million by selling revenue bonds. The District Attorney's Office, Sheriff's Office, Clerk of... more »
  • Construction repairs wrapping up in WBR check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 6, 2014 6:50 PM

    WEST BATON ROUGE - A $1.4 million dollar construction project in West Baton Rouge Parish is close to completion. The state is working to improve driver safety around I-10 in Port Allen. DOTD says they are working on embankment repairs as well as patching pavement on the on and... more »
  • LSU stadium, tennis, gym construction updates

    August 6, 2014 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Athletics officials posted new pictures showing work on Tiger Stadium's south end zone is almost wrapped up. The photos showed new carpet and other finishing touches in the south end zone's concessions area and locker room. Other work on the roads outside the stadium is... more »
  • Burbank sewer fix to close lanes all weekend check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 1, 2014 3:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People having sewer problems along Burbank Drive are getting a fix through the weekend. Burbank between Nicholson Drive and Parker Boulevard is down to one lane in both directions while workers fix the sewer system. Workers dug a hole in the middle of the roadway to... more »
  • Sewer work returns to Burbank, lane closures planned

    August 1, 2014 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sewer line construction crews will once again return to Burbank Drive for extra work and close more lanes of the southeast Baton Rouge highway. Beginning Tuesday, August 5, there will be intermittent lane closures from Staring Extension to Lee Drive. Expect closures through Friday, August 15th. The... more »
  • Denham Springs school getting upgrades check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 23, 2014 4:55 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Denham Springs Freshman High School students will notice a new look for their school when they head back to class in August. The school is undergoing a $1.2 million renovation that includes new windows, air conditioning and heating along with big plans for the gymnasium. DSFH... more »
  • Planned gravel pit leaves residents between a rock and a hard place

    July 22, 2014 10:51 PM

    WATSON - People who live in Oak Hills subdivision said Tuesday, they were blindsided by news that a gravel pit is planned behind their neighborhood in Livingston Parish. The gravel mine could be behind houses along Highway 16 in Watson, if the permit is approved. It would be feet... more »
  • Ground broken on LSU gymnastics training facility

    July 22, 2014 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU gymnastics team will finally have a new place to hone their skills as Tuesday's official groundbreaking ceremony kicks off construction of an all-new practice facility. The new training facility will be built between the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and Robinson Tennis Stadium, a space... more »
  • Zachary residents frustrated over road delays check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 16, 2014 6:36 PM

    ZACHARY - Frustrations are mounting with Zachary residents who live along Rollins Road. The reconstruction of the road started late last year and was supposed to be finished in June. However, the construction company the city contracted said they ran into delays. Residents just want the road to... more »
  • Capitol security project begins, access difficult

    July 11, 2014 6:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Parking and access at the State Capitol is about to become more difficult, as work begins on a massive project to improve security around the 34-story building. The $4.37 million project will take part of the parking lot in front of the Capitol building to create a... more »
  • LADOTD extends nightly lane closures on I-12

    July 10, 2014 3:38 PM

    WALKER - LADOTD's Geaux Wider Team said nightly lane closures on I-12 for construction between LA 447 and Satsuma Road will be extended until next Wednesday. I-12 East and West between LA 447 and Satsuma Road have been reduced to a single lane between 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.... more »
  • Livingston Parish road set for $2.7 million repair check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 26, 2014 3:29 PM

    KILLIAN - Louisiana Highway 444 in Livingston Parish is set for a multi-million dollar overhaul. The Department of Transportation and Development says workers will repave 5.9 miles of La. 444 between Gum Swamp Road and La. 22 to improve ride quality. It's part of the state's $425 million quality... more »
  • Sewer system comes with cost check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 24, 2014 6:13 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A sewer system that will create a state of the art way to treat waste in Ascension Parish is under construction. The main trunk line went in today on Highway 73 while crews continue road work. The sewer system will help keep Ascension water clean. "The... more »
  • Lawmakers hand Jindal decision-making on projects

    June 13, 2014 10:22 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have given Gov. Bobby Jindal all the power to choose among their favored projects in next year's construction budget. They packed the bill so it contains $389 million more than the state has money to spend, leaving the governor to pick and choose which water system... more »
  • Livingston Parish adopts priority road list check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 12, 2014 10:38 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - A list of 61 roads, or sections of roads, are on a list ready for redevelopment after a meeting Thursday night where the Livingston Parish Council adopted a priority road list. The first half of this list, 29 roads, are already funded and will cost the... more »
  • 60,000 jobs needed in Louisiana through 2015 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 10, 2014 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than 60,000 jobs are needed in Louisiana, by next year. The Louisiana Workforce Commission announced the top industries for job growth in the state, construction and engineering are at the top of that list. Through 2015, those two industries alone are expected to grow by... more »
  • $5.9B construction budget bill backed by Senate

    May 29, 2014 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senators have sent the House a more than $5.9 billion, multiyear state construction budget plumped up with so many Senate add-ons that it contains $400 million more in projects than the state can afford. Louisiana has a cap on annual borrowing that limits spending on construction projects... more »
  • New safety requirements set for Keystone pipeline

    May 27, 2014 2:20 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Safety regulators have quietly placed two extra conditions on construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline after learning of potentially dangerous construction defects involving the southern leg of the Canada-to-Texas project. The defects involved high rates of bad welds, dented pipe and damaged pipeline coating - and... more »
  • Drivers hope Pete's Highway alternative will help congestion check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 22, 2014 10:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Traffic along Range Avenue has hit a breaking point for many drivers and Thursday night engineers and infrastructure experts unveiled plans that could help solve their problem. Three solutions, two include adding an exit at Pete's Highway, just east of the Range exit. "The purpose... more »
  • Residents relieved Grosse Tete Bridge is back open check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 19, 2014 4:01 PM

    GROSSE TETE - With the Grosse Tete bridge now open, residents are glad they do not have to use alternatives to cross the Intracoastal Canal. Michael Vitale says it's like night and day now that the state reopened the Grosse Tete Bridge, which was damaged by a barge Feb.... more »
  • Thought today was bad? Next week could be worse check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 16, 2014 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers had another rough commute Friday afternoon, due to wrecks, construction and congestion. Around 5:30 Friday evening, eastbound traffic on I-10 was smooth sailing, while I-10 West was stacked to Ascension. "Wherever I'm going, I'm not getting there anytime soon," said Ned Fasullo, who created... more »
  • New law offers more room to borrow under debt cap

    May 16, 2014 4:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Efforts to put more limits on how state government spends its money had an unintended consequence, boosting the amount of money the state can borrow each year under its debt ceiling. The issue is tied to the complex way Louisiana calculates its annual cap on state debt.... more »
  • Drivers excited when crews open Staring Lane Tuesday

    May 12, 2014 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Finally, drivers began cruising down four new, clean lanes of Staring Lane Tuesday afternoon. City Green Light chiefs said it was their priority to open the newly-constructed highway this week and crews spent the afternoon removing orange construction cones and barriers from the thruway. Now, travel... more »
  • Tardy construction crews face fines check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 5, 2014 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Contractors working on state funded road projects must meet an agreed upon deadline or face fines for tardy work. The fines vary for each project, but in at least one case, the state fined a company more than $7 million for work on I-10 that went past... more »

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