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  • BUMP? Orange signs dot Zachary as city-wide road repairs get underway Play Video

    June 16, 2017 5:56 PM

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

    June 9, 2017 11:37 AM

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

    May 5, 2017 5:57 PM

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

    April 14, 2017 3:33 PM

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

    April 10, 2017 11:43 AM

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

    April 4, 2017 1:24 PM

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

    April 3, 2017 10:12 AM

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

    March 31, 2017 6:30 PM

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

    March 30, 2017 10:54 PM

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

    March 28, 2017 1:46 PM

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

    March 22, 2017 7:32 PM

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

    March 21, 2017 6:36 PM

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

    March 8, 2017 6:42 PM

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

    March 3, 2017 6:41 PM

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

    February 9, 2017 6:12 PM

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

    February 6, 2017 6:30 PM

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

    February 2, 2017 9:10 AM

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

    January 26, 2017 2:56 PM

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

    January 19, 2017 11:22 AM

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

    January 9, 2017 10:19 AM

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

    January 5, 2017 4:48 PM

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

    January 3, 2017 12:41 PM

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

    December 28, 2016 6:46 PM

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

    December 14, 2016 10:22 PM

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

    November 4, 2016 11:58 AM

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

    November 1, 2016 12:22 PM

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

    October 29, 2016 11:29 PM

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

    October 26, 2016 2:43 PM

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

    October 20, 2016 1:36 PM

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

    October 3, 2016 11:57 PM

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

    September 28, 2016 10:29 PM

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

    September 20, 2016 9:30 AM

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

    September 16, 2016 10:02 PM

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

    August 17, 2016 4:51 PM

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

    August 8, 2016 9:56 AM

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

    July 29, 2016 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Mayor-President “Kip” Holden has scheduled a slew of 12 public meetings next month to gather public input ahead of the beginning of the next phase of the city’s Green Light Plan. The Green Light Plan program is made up of a range of roadway infrastructure and... more »
  • Louisiana transportation task force meets Tuesday

    July 11, 2016 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A push that may produce the most sweeping changes in Louisiana's roads and bridges in nearly 30 years gets underway Tuesday. A transportation task force named by Gov. John Bel Edwards is set to hold its first meeting. Six months later, it is supposed to make... more »
  • River Center Library to close for construction Tuesday

    July 1, 2016 3:51 PM

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

    June 28, 2016 12:57 PM

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

    June 27, 2016 11:06 AM

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

    June 19, 2016 11:29 PM

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

    June 8, 2016 7:37 PM

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

    May 26, 2016 12:18 AM

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

    May 22, 2016 10:57 PM

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

    May 10, 2016 7:58 PM

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

    May 10, 2016 10:13 AM

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

    May 9, 2016 7:10 PM

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

    May 5, 2016 10:21 AM

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

    May 5, 2016 9:16 AM

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

    May 3, 2016 11:33 AM

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

    April 27, 2016 4:17 PM

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

    April 18, 2016 11:10 AM

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

    April 18, 2016 9:54 AM

    U.S. homebuilders' confidence held steady in April, reflecting an overall optimistic outlook in the market for new homes even as a gauge of current sales fell slightly. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday was unchanged at 58. It hasn't budged in three months.... more »
  • Inquiry set after hospital construction collapse injures 9

    April 9, 2016 3:03 PM

    SHREVEPORT - Federal officials are investigating a construction site collapse at a hospital that left nine workers with minor injuries. Shreveport Fire Chief Scott Wolverton tells KTBS-TV that concrete being poured for an expansion of the Willis-Knighton Medical Center North collapsed when scaffolding and supports gave way Friday morning. Workers... more »
  • Ascension Council passes new impact fee unanimously

    April 7, 2016 7:52 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Soon it will be more expensive to buy a home in Ascension Parish. Wednesday evening, the Ascension Parish Council unanimously voted to add an "impact fee" to the cost of buying a home in the parish. This extra money, will go towards maintaining roads in the... more »
  • Major expansion at Walker High moving forward Play Video

    April 4, 2016 5:28 PM

    WALKER - A major expansion is coming to Walker High School in Livingston Parish as the project is set to go out for bids this week. The $20 million project will add more than 30 new classrooms along with career and technology classrooms, a new band room, a new... more »
  • Survey: US companies added strong 200,000 jobs in March

    March 30, 2016 11:24 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. companies added a solid 200,000 jobs in March, buoyed by strong gains in construction, retail and shipping, according to a private survey. Payroll processor ADP says that financial services firms also posted solid gains, while manufacturing employment barely rose. The figures suggest the U.S. economy is continuing... more »
  • Contractor's mishap means more construction on west side Play Video

    March 29, 2016 5:10 PM

    ERWINVILLE - A contractor will pay for mistakes made after imperfections were found along Highway 413 that runs through West Baton Rouge and Pointe Coupee Parishes. Driving down Highway 413, you may notice hundreds of white circles from Department of Transportation and Development inspectors marking the imperfections. Coastal Bridge Company... more »
  • Livingston Parish releases priority road list Play Video

    March 25, 2016 11:32 AM

    LIVINGSTON - Work on the next batch of roads is expected to begin within the next month after the Livingston Parish Council approved the priority road list Thursday. It's easy to see why Jack Allen Road in French Settlement tops the list as the parish's worst road. Some residents, like... more »
  • Developers want to build 18-story apartment overlooking LSU's Old Front Nine

    March 22, 2016 7:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Developers are proposing an 18-story apartment complex south of LSU. The off-campus development would have about 455 units and sit on nearly five-and-a-half acres at the intersection of Nicholson and Burbank. The development, called Summit at Southgate, would be built behind the already existing Southgate Towers... more »
  • Gov. Edwards wants more construction money on roads, maintenance

    March 16, 2016 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards intends to rework Louisiana's construction budget. The governor says he will steer more dollars to roadwork and repairs of existing state buildings. He says his administration is going to drop some of the smaller, local projects favored by state lawmakers for their districts.... more »
  • Police: Man arrested after parking truck in middle of I-12

    March 16, 2016 12:49 AM

    LIVINGSTON - A trucker was arrested after police say he parked his truck in the middle of I-12 East near a construction zone in Livingston Tuesday night. Louisiana State Troopers and the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office responded to the call. A News 2 crew was on scene when the... more »
  • Livingston Parish replacing more bridges Play Video

    March 7, 2016 5:34 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Another batch of bridges will be replaced in Livingston Parish as the state battles its deteriorating bridge problem. Livingston Parish has a total of 259 bridges, and around a dozen are deemed structurally deficient. Livingston Parish ranks among the best parishes when it comes to structurally sound bridges.... more »
  • Busy Walker road getting new pavement Play Video

    March 4, 2016 5:21 PM

    WALKER - Work began Thursday to improve Burgess Avenue before the state transfers ownership of the road over to the city of Walker. The Department of Transportation and Development will improve drainage and overlay Burgess Avenue from Highway 447 to West Colyell Creek. When the work is completed in May,... more »
  • West Baton Rouge meeting on I-10 rescheduled for March

    February 25, 2016 2:03 PM

    ADDIS - State officials rescheduled a meeting about improvements to I-10 after it was canceled due to severe weather earlier this week. Engineers will discuss with the community plans and ideas on how to deal with traffic on the congested interstate between La. 415 and the I-10/I-12 Split. The... more »
  • Inmates moved out of jail during HVAC work

    February 22, 2016 12:25 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - Inmates at the Iberville Parish jail were moved to various other facilities while crews upgrade the prison's HVAC system. Sunday, 91 men at the jail were moved to the correctional center in La Salle and eight women were moved to Avoyelles Parish. New bookings will be done... more »
  • OLOL breaks ground on freestanding children's hospital

    February 18, 2016 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital in Baton Rouge broke ground on a new children’s hospital Thursday. The new freestanding OLOL Children’s hospital will be built on 66 acres near Essen and Bluebonnet near the main OLOL campus in Baton Rouge. The new 350,000... more »
  • Crews beginning work on LA-447, I-12 interchange in Livingston Parish

    February 15, 2016 8:31 AM

    WALKER- Residents in Livingston Parish will be dealing with some traffic headaches today due to a new road project. Construction is set to begin at the LA 447 and I-12 interchange. According to the State Department of Transportation, drivers should expect intermittent delays and possible nightly closures in the area.... more »
  • DOTD to close LA-441 for drainage repair

    February 12, 2016 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic officials announced plans to temporarily close LA-441 next week to replace a cross drain on the road. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development made the announcement Friday morning. According to DOTD the highway, located north of LA-1036, will be shut down on Monday, February 15 at... more »
  • Crews spent Wednesday covering sinkhole

    February 10, 2016 1:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Construction crews spent Wednesday covering a sinkhole that developed in a parking lot along Bluebonnet a day earlier. The sinkhole nearly swallowed a FedEx truck and briefly closed the busy highway near Highland Road. The truck was towed out and the sink hole was fenced off... more »
  • Walker drainage work begins Play Video

    February 8, 2016 4:46 PM

    WALKER - Crews for the city of Walker in Livingston Parish have started work on infrastructure improvements. Walker leaders plan to spend $1.2 million to improve roads, sewer, gas and drainage in the city. Smith Drive is one of the roads that will get drainage improvements. Work began there February... more »
  • Construction start date set for LA 447, I-12 interchange in Livingston Parish

    February 5, 2016 4:57 PM

    LIVINGSTON PARISH - Traffic officials say construction is set to begin Monday, Feb. 15 at the LA 447 and I-12 interchange in Livingston Parish. The work on the interchange is expected to be completed in August of 2017. The State Department of Transportation says intermittent delays and possible nightly... more »
  • Walker spending more than ever on infrastructure work

    January 21, 2016 5:05 PM

    WALKER - The city of Walker in Livingston Parish plans to spend more money than ever this year on infrastructure improvements. Walker leaders plan to spend $1.2 million to improve roads, sewer, gas and drainage in the city. Smith Drive is one of the roads that will get drainage improvements.... more »
  • Parts of Capital Heights Ave. to close for sewer repairs Play Video

    January 3, 2016 9:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parts of Capital Heights Avenue will close Monday for sewer repairs as workers work to replace old pipe lines. Capital Heights Avenue is located off of Government Street near Capital High School. The road is expected to be closed starting Monday. Construction will continue until Jan. 31.... more »
  • Several road projects delayed in Denham Springs Play Video

    December 28, 2015 5:48 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Several road projects expected to be underway in 2015 did not happen as planned. The most expensive project, Maple Street, was supposed to be overlaid and widened. That road serves as a popular route between Hatchell Lane and Range Avenue near Denham Springs High School. A few... more »
  • Work to start on new terminal at New Orleans airport

    December 22, 2015 3:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Work on a new terminal at the Louis Armstrong International Airport will begin in early January. The $807 million project is being hailed as the most important construction job for the city since the Louisiana Superdome in 1975. On Monday, the New Orleans Aviation Board approved... more »
  • More Livingston Parish road work on the way Play Video

    December 21, 2015 5:20 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Another handful of roads are set for a fix in Livingston Parish since extra road money was added to the pot. Parish leaders added $750,000 to the road overlay project since sales tax revenues produced more money than expected. This year the parish has fixed around 40... more »
  • Livingston road overlaying finished for now Play Video

    December 15, 2015 5:42 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish road overlay project is nearly finished as contractors striped several roads Tuesday. The more than $4 million project overhauled around 40 roads across Livingston Parish. The parish ended up cutting costs and saving $350,000 along the way, according to Department of Public Works Director... more »
  • Ribbon cutting marks completion for 1st phase of Essen Lane improvements

    December 10, 2015 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City-Parish officials and Mayor-President “Kip” Holden were present Thursday morning as a ribbon cutting took place at the Essen Lane/Interstate 10 intersection where a project aimed at easing congestion has reached a major milestone. The project is part of a larger collaboration between the mayor’s Green... more »
  • Sunshine Bridge construction ends ahead of schedule Play Video

    December 7, 2015 11:33 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Ahead of schedule, the Sunshine Bridge was completely open for commuters Monday. A $25 million construction project on the bridge connecting St. James and Ascension Parish ended months ahead of schedule. Since April 2012, crews have been cleaning, painting and making repairs to the bridge. The project... more »
  • Fed says more consumer spending, housing boost US growth

    December 2, 2015 3:12 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve says the U.S. economy grew at a modest pace this fall, lifted by higher consumer spending and more home sales and construction. The Fed says in its latest snapshot of the economy that nine of its 12 regional banks reported growth was modest or... more »

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