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  • More money for road repairs in Livingston

    August 27, 2015 9:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Parish leaders dedicated another $1 million to the road overlay project Thursday night. Earlier this year, the parish council agreed to spend $4.47 million to re-pave forty roads. The extra money will increase the total amount spent to around $5.5 million. It was not immediately clear what... more »
  • Construction causes Saturday snarl on I-10

    August 22, 2015 11:28 AM

    GROSSE TETE, La - I-10 was a parking lot for much of Saturday morning due to on-going construction projects started overnight. Shortly after sunrise, construction crews closed eastbound lanes at the Grosse Tete overpass at LA 77 to do work. Traffic was diverted to LA 77 then back onto... more »
  • Traffic should be expected during 60-day I-10 project

    August 19, 2015 4:08 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Thirty-year-old sections of I-10 will be replaced in a two-month construction project set to start Friday, the DOTD announced Wednesday afternoon. Asphalt will be replaced between the I-10 exit at La. 415 in West Baton Rouge and the Iberville Parish line, about half-way through the thickly... more »
  • Rezoning recommended for barge cleaning site check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 17, 2015 8:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Planning officials recommended Monday night that land in south Baton Rouge proposed as the site of a barge cleaning company should be rezoned so the company cannot build there. The East Baton Rouge Planning and Zoning Commission voted 6-3 to recommend the action to the East... more »
  • Rooftop pool hoisted onto downtown building check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 13, 2015 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A more than 10,000 pound pool was installed on top of the Commerce Building in downtown Baton Rouge Thursday. Work first began on the more than 60-year-old building in November of 2014. The structure is being renovated to be a 93-unit apartment building with a fitness... more »
  • Roundabout open for Central's first day of school check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 13, 2015 9:45 AM

    CENTRAL- Construction crews worked through the night to complete a roundabout before the first day of school in Central. The new traffic circle replaced the intersection at Joor Road and Gurney Road. The new traffic pattern wasn't expected to be finished in time for the first day of... more »
  • Crews will work overnight to get roundabout ready for school traffic Play Video

    August 12, 2015 11:19 PM

    CENTRAL - Construction crews will work overnight Wednesday as they try to have a roundabout complete before school starts Thursday morning. The roundabout is near the shared campuses of Central Middle and Intermediate schools. Earlier this week, the district alerted parents that the construction was behind schedule and was... more »
  • Work crews ahead of schedule on Southern bridge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2015 5:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University is getting ready for the fall semester, steadily working to complete a bridge that's been out for nearly a year. The bridge collapsed last year after it was discovered that the piping was old and water had washed away dirt from the foundation. "There... more »
  • Roundabout construction not finished for school

    August 11, 2015 9:40 PM

    CENTRAL - Parents are being warned of a traffic headache when school resumes here Thursday. The roundabout at the intersection of Joor Road and Gurney Road will not be complete by the start of school. Contractors hoped it would be finished ahead of classes, but the city said Tuesday... more »
  • I-12 lane closures for construction continue this week

    August 10, 2015 12:26 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Lane closures on I-12 in both eastbound and westbound directions will be in effect throughout the week as the Geaux Wider series of projects on the interstate continues. Traffic officials say alternating lane closures can be expected starting Monday and continuing through Friday with at least one... more »
  • Construction delays expected on I-10 East this weekend

    August 7, 2015 12:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials again warned drivers of expected delays on I-10 due to an ongoing construction project near Grosse Tete in Iberville Parish through the end of August. The Department of Transportation and Development reminded drivers to expect heavy delays this weekend on I-10 East near Grosse... more »
  • I-12 on-ramp to close at the end of the weekend

    August 5, 2015 3:11 PM

    WALKER - Sunday night, the on-ramp to I-12 Eastbound will be closed. Crews will be stripping the roadway, the state said in a news release announcing the closure. Construction workers will close the on-ramp from Sunday night at 8 to Monday morning at 6. Drivers are asked to... more »
  • Construction underway for Springfield water system check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 3, 2015 4:41 PM

    SPRINGFIELD - Springfield, the oldest town in Livingston Parish, has started construction on its own water system. The current water system run by French Settlement Water Company does not reach all 500 residents in Springfield. The people who are left out rely on wells to get water. Some residents in... more »
  • Ground could break on new OLOL Children's Hospital by December check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 30, 2015 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Officials with Our Lady of the Lake released new details about their proposed new children's hospital in Baton Rouge Thursday morning and said they could break ground on the project by the end of the year. CEO Terrie Sterling said the hospital has spent the... more »
  • Worst road in parish now the best

    July 28, 2015 11:28 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Years after becoming one of the most dreaded roads in Livingston Parish, South Point Drive is now a beacon of hope. The street, which was compared to streets in war-torn countries like Iraq by some who live on it, has been repaved. A Livingston Parish official... more »
  • Zatarain's celebrates $26M expansion in Gretna

    July 15, 2015 12:21 PM

    GRETNA - Nearly all of the 200 employees of the Zatarain's production facility in Gretna were on hand Monday to celebrate the end of construction that has tripled the size of the company's facility. New Orleans CityBusiness reports that by the end of next year the 80,000-square foot expansion will... more »
  • Mutliple Lane closures for I-10, I-110, between Baton Rouge and Lafayette this weekend

    July 9, 2015 5:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers traveling between Baton Rouge and Lafayette using Interstate 10 should expect delays this weekend, according to a Louisiana State Police advisory sent Friday. The west bound right lane of I-10 near exit 139 will be closed from 8: p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday. ... more »
  • Revised cost of Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium approved

    July 7, 2015 10:04 AM

    TOKYO- The building of a new main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics will go ahead as planned after approval of the revised $2.1 billion construction cost. The Japan Sports Council, which will operate the main venue, approved the cost at a meeting on Tuesday. The price tag is up... more »
  • 'Worst road' in Livingston Parish getting fixed check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 2, 2015 6:08 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Work has started to fix the so-called worst road in Livingston Parish. Once compared to an Iraqi bomb-riddled street, Southpoint Drive in Denham Springs is one of 40 roads on the Livingston Parish overlay project list. "It's like you're in an army tank. I mean... more »
  • New Orleans issues stop-work order on new jail

    June 24, 2015 3:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration has ordered a halt to work on a new, nearly finished $145 million city jail that has been hailed by the city's sheriff as the answer to horrendous conditions at the current lockup. A City Hall news release Wednesday said the... more »
  • Denham Springs spending more on roads Play Video

    June 23, 2015 6:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs plans to spend more than $1 million to improve a handful of roads. That's roughly $340,000 more than the city spent on roadwork last year. Plans to widen and overlay Maple Street account for about half the money. Contractors will... more »
  • I-10 traffic delays to last until Monday morning

    June 20, 2015 12:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Heavy congestion at I-10 West at LA 77, Grosse Tete, due to road construction. Delays are expected to last until Monday morning around 6 am. Expect five miles of delays. Stay tuned to WBRZ for further updates. more »
  • LA 73 work to be completed by the end of summer

    June 19, 2015 7:00 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The construction on LA 73 is nearing an end as the contractor begins laying asphalt in Ascension Parish. 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 the work... more »
  • Web resources to make your trip to the beach a breeze

    June 9, 2015 1:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As summer enters full swing, many families from the Capitol Areas will be hitting the Interstate Systems to head to various vacation destinations, and state officials have plenty of helpful resources to ensure safe and efficient journeys for everyone hitting the road. The Louisiana Department of... more »
  • Construction at Essen and I-10 to begin next week

    June 3, 2015 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Constrution to improve Essen Lane at Interstate 10 will officially begin on Monday, June 8 according to the Baton Rouge Mayor's office. Essen Lane has more than 55,000 daily drivers and is one of the most heavily traveled roadways in East Baton Rouge Parish, which causes... more »
  • Pair of EBR bridges shut down check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 1, 2015 5:54 PM

    ZACHARY - A pair of bridges in East Baton Rouge Parish are shut down, because they're not safe for travel. Just outside of Zachary, the bridge on Jackson Road near Tucker Road was closed May 27. The Department of Public Works says the 44-year-old bridge is in good shape... more »
  • City leaders address concerns about Jones Creek Road construction check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 28, 2015 7:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City leaders say construction crews will be taking over Jones Creek road in about four months as efforts to improve the quality of roadways in the area reach full force. The project will be expanded from Coursey Blvd all the way to Tiger Bend Road as... more »
  • Louisiana House votes down sales tax hike for road work

    May 28, 2015 1:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers in the House have rejected a 1-cent sales-tax hike that would pay for improvements to Louisiana's crumbling roads. Because the proposal by Rep. Karen St. Germain would increase taxes, it needed support from two-thirds of lawmakers. The House voted 52-42 for the bill, far short of... more »
  • House unanimously agrees to overstuffed construction budget

    May 28, 2015 12:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An overloaded state construction budget that will leave the governor choosing which projects advance is headed to the Senate for debate after getting unanimous House support. The budget - known as the capital outlay bill - contains about $330 million more in projects for the 2015-16 fiscal... more »
  • Construction budget jammed with more projects than money

    May 26, 2015 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers have started advancing Louisiana's multibillion-dollar state construction budget for next year. But just because projects are in the budget bill doesn't necessarily mean they'll get money in the fiscal year that begins July 1. Gov. Bobby Jindal submitted an overloaded construction budget proposal with $258 million... more »
  • Asphalt mishap complicates sewer work check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 15, 2015 10:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As people were driving home Thursday night, they were greeted with an unwelcome construction blunder. The Department of Public Works says a contractor working along Beverly Drive off Government Street accidentally pushed asphalt into a manhole. Crews are working to replace sewer lines in the area.... more »
  • Milldale Road Bridge closure has some frustrated check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 14, 2015 5:54 PM

    ZACHARY - The closure of the Milldale Road bridge has some residents boiling in frustration. "I've done had it," Andrew Theriot told News 2 Thursday, after he was asked about the bridge being closed for two years. A state inspection in 2013 revealed rotting pilings supporting the bridge,... more »
  • Waste Management building compressed natural gas facility

    May 14, 2015 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Waste Management of Louisiana has begun construction on a compressed natural gas facility in Walker. The property will fuel the company's trucks servicing Livingston Parish and the rest of the greater Baton Rouge area. Waste Management has already begun converting its truck fleet to compressed natural gas.... more »
  • Louisiana borrows $335M to continue construction projects

    May 6, 2015 12:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite budget question marks and the collapse of a recent LSU bond sale, Louisiana has borrowed $335 million without problems. The state sold general obligation bonds Wednesday to low bidder Wells Fargo Bank. The Bond Commission agreed to the sale without objection, with the money slated to... more »
  • Tax hikes for roadwork begin advancing in Louisiana House

    May 5, 2015 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers tired of pothole-riddled roads, traffic congestion and a never-addressed wish list of transportation projects are considering tax hikes to raise money for roadwork. The House Ways and Means Committee approved two proposals Tuesday that could pour billions into road and bridge improvements over the next decade:... more »
  • Knock Knock Children's Museum check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    May 5, 2015 11:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Knock Knock Children's Museum is on its way to Baton Rouge. The long-awaited children's museum broke ground at the end of April, after years of fundraising. "Baton Rouge is the only city in the state of Louisiana without a children's museum," said Knock Knock board member,... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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