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  • Jindal budget seeks to move $72M from roads to state police

    March 24, 2015 4:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite criticism about the budgeting maneuver, Gov. Bobby Jindal proposes to divert even larger sums of state gasoline tax revenue away from road work next year to pay for state police operations. Lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee learned Tuesday that Jindal's budget recommendation for next year... more »
  • Obama to promote fixing bridges, highways

    July 1, 2014 2:34 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is mixing a little Fourth of July patriotism with a pitch to fix the nation's bridges and highways. For good measure, he wants his Cabinet to hit the road. Obama on Tuesday will call on Congress to close tax loopholes and use the money... more »
  • Long weekend will kick-start July 4 travel

    June 26, 2014 6:12 AM

    NEW YORK - Highways will be packed once again this July Fourth weekend, with 41 million Americans expected to travel at least 50 miles or more. That's up about 2 percent from the 40.3 million who traveled during last year's Independence Day weekend, according to auto club AAA. The calendar... more »
  • Sheriff: expect lengthy ordeal around well leak site

    June 20, 2014 7:56 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- The company responsible for a well that is leaking off Highway 75 will evaluate the situation and formulate a plan to deal with the danger, the sheriff said Friday night. Highway 75 has been closed south of the city because of the situation. "[The highway] is shutdown... more »
  • Share your thoughts on expanding Perkins Road

    September 30, 2013 9:53 PM

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

    September 23, 2013 9:28 PM

    ZACHARY- A man responding to a fire call was injured in a crash that closed one of the city's busier streets Monday night. Three others were hurt when a pick-up and a sedan collided. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies investigating the crash said the man was responding... more »
  • More troopers on the highways over the 4th

    July 2, 2013 12:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State police will have an increased number of troopers on patrol this week and throughout the Fourth of July holiday. Officials say this extra allocation in manpower is made possible by funding provided by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission. Troopers will be targeting aggressive drivers, impaired drivers,... more »
  • AAA: 31M drivers to take Memorial Day road trip

    May 22, 2013 9:59 AM

    NEW YORK - It's going to be another busy Memorial Day weekend on the nation's highways. During Thursday and Monday, 31.2 million Americans will drive 50 miles or more to a beach, campground or other getaway, according to car lobbying group AAA. That's a small increase from last... more »
  • 10-year-old dies when unlicensed driver crashes car

    May 20, 2013 11:43 PM

    INDEPENDENCE- A car full of juveniles, driven by an unlicensed 15-year-old, crashed on a Tangipahoa Parish highway Monday afternoon, killing a ten-year-old. State Police did not release the names of those involved in the wreck on Highway 1054. State Police said the driver lost control, overcorrected and ran... more »
  • State to receive million-dollar grant for road repairs

    February 13, 2013 7:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded a $24.1 million grant to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to fix highways affected by Hurricane Isaac. Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter says the money will start the process of rebuilding or repairing infrastructure that suffered significant damaged... more »
  • Roundabout to open in Port Vincent Tuesday

    September 10, 2012 9:22 PM

    PORT VINCENT- Tuesday morning, drivers will notice a big change at the intersection of Highways 42 and 431. The Port Vincent Roundabout will open. "While additional work remains, drivers will use the roundabout movement for the first time to travel to and from Port Vincent on La.42 and La.... more »
  • Isaac floods highways, some homes in south Miss.

    August 29, 2012 12:46 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss.- Hurricane Isaac dropped heavy rains on parts of south Mississippi Wednesday, flooding some homes and highways in low-lying areas. On the 7th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, however, some Gulf Coast residents say they're underwhelmed by the current storm. Schools and many businesses closed, and Mississippi's three coastal counties... more »
  • One injured in WBR plant fire, authorities evacuate nearby homes Play Video

    May 21, 2012 10:52 AM

    PORT ALLEN - State Police shut down a section of highway in West Baton Rouge Parish after a chemical fire injured one at the facility Monday morning and began releaseing chemicals. Authorities say the plant Air Liquide at 7425 Hwy 190 West is on fire and releasing Acetylene. They... more »
  • Fatal wrecks up in 2011

    December 25, 2011 6:49 PM

    NATCHEZ, Miss. - More people along the Mississippi and Louisiana areas were killed on state highways in 2011. Fatal crashes have actually seen a one-third decline since 2005, but the Mississippi Highway Patrol is predicting the state will see 655 fatal crashes by year's end, up from 641 in 2010.... more »
  • Livingston Parish gets update on construction to ease traffic

    June 7, 2011 11:22 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Roads are getting a lot better in Livingston Parish. DOTD Secretary Sherri Lebas told the "Citizens for Highways and Infrastructure in Livingston Parish" group Tuesday night that nearly $200 million has been spent on roads there over the past four years. That's 31 projects, like the I-12... more »
  • State lawmakers consider new fee for oversize vehicles

    December 16, 2010 9:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The state's joint transportation committee will consider a plan that charges more for operating oversize vehicles on Louisiana highways. An annual fee would be part of a special permit for vehicles that exceed height, width, length and weight limits. The plan involve a fee plan similar to... more »
  • La. will get $81.4 Million for roads damaged by hurricanes

    April 14, 2010 12:11 PM

    The Department of Transportation and Development announced Wednesday that $81.4 million in emergency federal funds will be used to fix damage to highways by hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike. Most of the money will go to repair damage from Katrina and Rita. The money is allocated to state... more »

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