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  • I-12 expansion nearly finished check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 28, 2015 5:50 PM

    WALKER - Expansion work on Interstate 12 in Walker should be finished by October, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. The $26.5 million expansion started last year and will bring I-12 from four lanes to six lanes from Walker to nearly Satsuma. For motorists in Livingston Parish going... more »
  • I-10 East reopens on Basin Bridge after wreck

    August 25, 2015 12:33 PM

    RAMAH - Louisiana State Police said a wreck closed I-10 East over the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge Tuesday morning for more than an hour. The wreck happened at mile marker 131, several miles west of Ramah. The Department of Transportation and Development later closed that side of the interstate at... more »
  • Public meetings set on I-10 traffic improvements

    August 12, 2015 7:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The public will have a chance to share ideas on how to improve the traffic flow on Interstate 10 from Louisiana Highway 415 to Essen Lane in Baton Rouge through a series of community meetings that will be held from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3. Each meeting will... more »
  • Maurice woman killed in four vehicle I-10 wreck

    August 11, 2015 11:30 AM

    R AMAH - Louisiana State Police said the person who died in an interstate wreck near Ramah Tuesday morning was a Maurice woman who founded a statewide support organization for law enforcement officers and their spouses. Troopers said 33-year-old Tracy Franques died in the multi-vehicle wreck on I-10 East... more »
  • Fallen officer given hero's welcome in return home check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 8, 2015 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police, EMS, firefighters and civilians lined I-10 in Baton Rouge Saturday afternoon to honor a fallen soldier as his body was returned home. Many stood at attention outside their cars when Officer Thomas LaValley's body passed by on its way from Shreveport to a funeral home... more »
  • Louisiana avoids credit rating drop, stays on negative outlook

    August 6, 2015 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has escaped a credit rating downgrade. National rating agency Moody's Investors Service announced Thursday that it is keeping Louisiana at its same credit rating for an upcoming bond sale that will be used to finance work on Interstate 49 South. The agency, however, left Louisiana on... more »
  • I-10 gridlock continues after morning wrecks

    August 4, 2015 11:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An overturned 18-wheeler has caused heavy delays on I-10 West as the wreck closed an exit ramp and caused traffic to stack up beyond the I-10/12 split. The late morning wreck involving the big rig happened at the LA-1 Port Allen exit ramp on I-10 West.... more »
  • Multiple wrecks turn EBR interstate into parking lot

    July 21, 2015 11:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A wreck on I-10 West at the Mississippi River Bridge brought traffic to a standstill Tuesday morning in Baton Rouge. The wreck happened around 5:30 a.m. and blocked two lanes of I-10 West at the LA 1 exit just across the bridge. By the time all... more »
  • I-10W snarled after road work, wrecks

    July 9, 2015 11:28 AM

    PORT ALLEN - A wreck and road work on I-10 near Port Allen snarled westbound traffic Thursday morning for hours, and could cause problems during the afternoon rush. The Department of Transportation and Development said the wreck happened past LA-415 on I-10 West after 8 a.m. It blocked the... more »
  • Debris strands multiple drivers on I-10

    June 30, 2015 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Debris on I-10 flattened several vehicles' tires just ahead of the noon rush Tuesday in Baton Rouge, and police are looking for the person responsible. Authorities said a piece of metal fell off a truck and onto the interstate between Bluebonnet and Essen, popping the tires... more »
  • Graves speaks on Washington Street exit at Press Club check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 22, 2015 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There's one part of I-10 that bottlenecks to one lane and it's the source of major congestion that sets off ripple effects around the Baton Rouge area. Monday at Baton Rouge Press Club, Rep. Garret Graves spoke about the issues and possible solutions to the traffic... more »
  • Stalled 18-wheeler backs I-10W up from College to Siegen

    June 12, 2015 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The commonplace issue of Friday evening traffic in the Capital City is off to a good start as an 18-wheeler has run out of fuel just before the College Drive exit. While all lanes are now open, traffic has backed up on I-10 West out to... more »
  • Denham Springs I-12 study chugging along check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 11, 2015 6:57 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - With road construction underway near I-12 in Denham Springs some residents are thinking big picture. Crews will do repaving work on Pete's Highway for the next few days. In the future, Pete's Highway could be the answer to add another way on and off the interstate.... more »
  • New Orleans Police have no evidence linking teenaged deaths

    June 11, 2015 6:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - NOPD Supt. Michael Harrison said there is no evidence connecting the deaths of two young women whose bodies were found on the interstate in New Orleans. NOPD is working with State Police and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office in case they find a relationship between the... more »
  • State police: Body found on I-10 in Metairie

    June 10, 2015 10:02 AM

    METAIRIE- State police are investigating the discovery of a body on Interstate 10 near the Veteran Boulevard exit in Metairie. Trooper Melissa Matey said there was no information available about the victim's identity or what caused the death. Matey says authorities began getting calls around 5 a.m. Wednesday of a... 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 »
  • Acadian Thruway accident causes heavy traffic on I-10

    June 8, 2015 2:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A wreck near the Acadian Thruway exit on I-10 East backed up traffic during the noon rush. The wreck blocked the left and center lanes while authorities cleared cars from the roadway. The accident caused major congestion, backing traffic up to Port Allen on I-10... more »
  • Memorial Day traffic trouble continues

    May 25, 2015 11:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Interstate traffic through Baton Rouge continued to pile up behind the Mississippi River Bridge through the lunch hour. The Department of Transportation and Development said congestion on I-10 West was back from the bridge all the way past Essen Lane just after 1 p.m. The... more »
  • Wrecks and ice show cause Friday gridlock

    May 8, 2015 11:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The interstates and downtown streets in Baton Rouge gridlocked Friday due to multiple wrecks and a popular ice show at the River Center. At noon traffic was backed up on I-110 South, I-12 West and I-10 West due to wrecks earlier Friday morning. Police said... more »
  • Semi-snarl moving after I-10 West re-opens

    April 30, 2015 7:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Westbound I-10 traffic got off to a creeping start, following an hour-long standstill, caused by a tanker wreck. The wreck happened Thursday afternoon during rush hour, between Dalrymple Drive and Perkins Road. Traffic was backed up on both I-10 and I-12, which then caused traffic on... more »
  • Debris causes closures on Mississippi River Bridge

    April 27, 2015 12:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities closed parts of the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge due to debris blown down by storms Monday morning. The Department of Transportation and Development said scaffolding on the bridge for its recent painting was damaged and knocked down by the the morning's storm. I-10 East... more »
  • Weather knocks over big rigs on I-10

    April 24, 2015 5:07 PM

    BEAUX BRIDGE - Louisiana State Police said two big rigs blocked part of I-10 West after a wreck tipped them over Friday afternoon. LSP Troop I reported the wreck was weather-related, and happened on I-10 West near mile marker 108 just east of Lafayette. Traffic was piling up... more »
  • Another DOTD study to generate I-10 corridor solutions check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 22, 2015 9:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Transportation and Development has re-opened discussion to find a solution to traffic issues along the I-10 corridor. The state is asking drivers to take part in a study to help determine the feasibility of improvements to I-10 in the Baton Rouge area. The... more »
  • Man survives nightmare crash into swamp

    April 22, 2015 4:21 PM

    KENNER - A man riding a three-wheeled motorcycle was thrown over an elevated portion of the Interstate and into the swamp below Wednesday afternoon. The motorcycles, who was not identified, was rescued and State Police posted pictures of the situation on its Facebook page . Troopers said the man... more »
  • All lanes of I-12 East near Walker reopened after vehicle fire

    April 20, 2015 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State police report all lanes of I-12 East near Walker are back open after a vehicle fire on the shoulder resulted in lane closures on the interstate early Monday evening. Traffic was just beginning to back up shortly before 4 p.m. as the closure of the... more »
  • Two truckers ticketed in crash that closed 42 miles of I-10

    April 8, 2015 1:40 PM

    WHISKEY BAY - State Police ticketed two truck drivers after a crash they caused created a 42-mile long blockade of I-10 Wednesday. The drivers of two semis were cited with following too close. They collided with each other in a wreck that also involved a pick-up at the westbound... more »
  • I-12 reopens after dislodged grate blocked traffic

    March 24, 2015 10:35 AM

    WALKER - Louisiana State Police said a dislodged drainage gate blocked traffic on I-12 West near Walker Tuesday morning. Troopers said the inside lane of I-12 West one mile east of the Walker exit was closed while workers fix the issue. Drivers were told to use use US 190... 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 »
  • Worried about 'bad timing,' Walker council skips de-annexation talk

    March 9, 2015 9:26 PM

    WALKER - The city council did not talk about de-annexing areas of the city Monday night, since the item was pulled from the council agenda. Councilman Tracy Girlinghouse said he was concerned about bad timing since there is an ongoing fight over annexation in the next two city limits.... more »
  • Walker aiming to de-annex section of I-12 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 5, 2015 4:36 PM

    WALKER - Leaders in the city of Walker want to de-annex a section of Interstate 12 to help out the city's police force. Mayor Rick Ramsey says Walker annexed the interstate toward the Satsuma community 15 years ago. He now says it's time to get rid of the headaches... more »
  • People speak out on possible I-10 exit at Pecue Lane check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2015 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The public was able to add their thoughts about a long-awaited interchange for Pecue Lane at a meeting tonight in Baton Rouge. The interchange, part of the city-parish Green Light Project, would mean a widening and expansion of Pecue Lane with ramps to the interstate. ... more »
  • Officials meet to discuss improvements to Pecue Lane at I-10 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 25, 2015 7:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Easing traffic in Baton Rouge is always a hot topic, and the Green Light Project is trying to make progress forward. On Wednesday, plans are being discussed to deal with a roadway that's getting busier by the day: Pecue Lane at I-10. There are several ideas... more »
  • WATCH: Trucker records near catastrophe on I-12 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 17, 2015 9:42 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Shocking video surfaced on the Internet of dash-cam video showing a near catastrophe on I-12 recently. John Miller, a trucker and novelist, captured the close call on February 8th. The video shows a chain of cars slowing for a Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputy, stopped on the... more »
  • DOTD to close some north La. highways overnight

    February 16, 2015 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State traffic officials said they plan to close several highways in northwest Louisiana as wintry weather moves through the state overnight. The Department of Transportation and Development said they're also preparing salt, sand and scout trucks to deal with possible sleet or freezing conditions early Tuesday... more »
  • I-10 East reopens following deadly crash on bridge

    February 16, 2015 2:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 East has reopened following a fatal accident on the Mississippi River Bridge. BRPD officers were called to an accident involving multiple vehicles just before 2:30 a.m. Several people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Their condition is unknown at this time. Officials... more »
  • Deputies: woman, suspect in chase knew each other

    February 12, 2015 10:49 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Investigators said a man who took them on a high speed chase and was charged with simple rape and false imprisonment had a past with the woman at the center of the ordeal. Thursday, the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Courtney Lacey and the... more »
  • Witnesses describe motel of horror; man arrested after police chase check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 11, 2015 2:04 PM

    PORT ALLEN-Investigators said a report of a kidnapping and rape led to a nearly 40-mile chase from West Baton Rouge Parish across the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge and almost into Lafayette Wednesday. Col. Richie Johnson with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said Courtney Lacey is being charged with simple... more »
  • I-10 West reopens following crash on Mississippi River Bridge

    February 3, 2015 6:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 West has reopened following following a multiple-vehicle accident on the Mississippi River Bridge. The wreck closed all lanes of the new bridge just after 6 a.m. Tuesday morning. It remained closed for about 1.5 hours, while tow trucks worked to load the cars and remove... more »
  • Wrecks slow, shut down highways around Baton Rouge

    January 30, 2015 1:17 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Two wrecks slowed traffic or shut down highways around the Baton Rouge area Friday morning. Traffic along I-10 East into Ascension Parish remained backed up around noon after a dump truck overturned on the shoulder of the road. The truck was hauling gravel and no one was... more »
  • More cable barriers coming to La. interstates check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 26, 2015 3:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Transportation and Development plans to have cable barriers installed along interstates state-wide in the next few years. Right now, DOTD has installed approximately 105.22 miles of cable barriers throughout the state at a cost of $11.6 million. Around 50 miles of cable barriers... more »
  • Woman killed in New Orleans hit-and-run

    December 22, 2014 7:21 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a hit-and-run accident that left a 37-year-old woman dead. The accident happened around 9:30 p.m. Sunday on Interstate 10. Police say the unidentified victim was westbound when her SUV was struck by another vehicle. Investigators say the victim then exited her vehicle... more »
  • Interstate reopens, traffic backed-up from merge to split

    December 19, 2014 6:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - According to DOTD, I-10 West is closed at the I-10/I-110 merge because of an accident. Officials say traffic has backed-up to Dalrymple as a result. You should use an alternate route if you're headed that way this morning. We'll update you as soon as the roadway... more »
  • I-10 West back open after wreck near Grosse Tete

    December 4, 2014 10:15 AM

    GROSSE TETE - State Police reopened the westbound lanes of I-10 in Iberville Parish nearly seven hours after a wreck with two 18-wheelers blocked the highway. Troopers said one of the big rig drivers would be cited for following too closely, which State Police said led to the wreck.... more »
  • Traffic nightmare eases, will return Sunday

    November 26, 2014 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's the early Christmas present no one wanted: holiday traffic slowed to a crawl like a family after the big Thanksgiving meal Friday. Traffic jams lingered on busy surface streets like Perkins and the interstate systems well past rush hour. The issues started early. Shortly after... more »
  • LSP warns drivers not to park along interstates

    November 25, 2014 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in south Louisiana said they're dealing with an increasing problem near interstates this hunting season. It's not animals that are popping up, though. It's cars and trucks parking to go after them. State Police said Tuesday an increasing number of vehicles are parking on... more »
  • Woman hit, killed crossing I-10 on foot

    October 15, 2014 12:00 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - State Police said a Geismar woman died after she was hit by an 18-wheeler while crossing I-10 East on foot early Wednesday morning. Troopers said April Tasker, 21, had stopped her vehicle and was standing on the shoulder of the highway near Highway 73 at 3 a.m.... more »
  • I-10 lane closures planned for rest of the week

    October 7, 2014 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- For the rest of the week, there will be a lane closure during the day on I-10 between the Pecue Lane Overpass to the KCS Railroad Overpass. DOTD said it will close one lane of eastbound traffic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.... more »
  • Vitter, others support tolls to complete I-49

    October 7, 2014 10:16 AM

    LAFAYETTE - U.S. Sen. David Vitter says he "aggressively favors tolls" to pay part of the $3 billion needed for the completion of Interstate 49 between Lafayette and New Orleans. Vitter made the statements Friday at a meeting of the I-49 South Coalition in Lafayette, drawing support from other attendees.... more »
  • Congestion relief for La. 1

    July 28, 2014 10:17 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The state is formulating a plan to deal with congestion along an important artery on the west side of the river. DOTD evaluated La. 1 following a push from the West Baton Rouge Parish School Board. System leaders said bus drivers have trouble running routes because... more »
  • Rain causes all-day interstate delay

    July 19, 2014 4:08 PM

    Traffic was backed up most of the day on Interstate 10 eastbound due to inclement weather Saturday morning, according to DOTD. Showers came through Baton Rouge starting around 9 a.m. causing the initial delays. The traffic then continued well into the afternoon with cars and trucks backed up to... 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 »
  • I-10 reopens following spill, congestion remains

    July 8, 2014 9:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 East has reopened just before College Dr. after a black liquid spilled on the roadway, blocking three lanes for over an hour and a half. Traffic officials said congestion from the incident is still clogging traffic into the city-parish. At 11:30 a.m. delays stretched back... more »
  • DOTD: Bridge rail height not an issue after crash check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 7, 2014 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a suspected drunken crash sent a truck sailing over the Perkins Road overpass, people who frequent the area see what could happen. "It's not something that I think about on a regular basis, but this does give me pause to think that an accident can... more »
  • Jindal rejects ban on loose dogs in pickup trucks

    June 13, 2014 4:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Loose dogs still will be allowed in pickup truck beds on Louisiana's interstates. Gov. Bobby Jindal vetoed a bill Friday that would have required dogs riding in the back of trucks to be secured with a leash, crate or a ventilated truck bed cover when on an... more »

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