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  • Pecue Lane interchange another step closer to happening Play Video

    January 28, 2016 10:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The third and final public comment meeting for the proposed Pecue Lane and I-10 interchange attracted dozens of people Thursday night. An environmental assessment of the area has been completed and is now up for approval to move the project into the next stage. There... more »
  • Governor, Mayor meet with top transportation official Play Video

    January 22, 2016 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This week, Governor John Bel Edwards and Mayor-President Kip Holden met with federal transportation authorities about Louisiana's traffic problems. Holden met with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Thursday in Washington, D.C. while Edwards and Secretary of DOTD Shawn Wilson met with him Friday. All three discussed... more »
  • I-12 East accident, rain result in major traffic headache

    January 21, 2016 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rough weather passing through the Capital City area is causing slick driving conditions and backing up traffic. DOTD Officials said an accident blocked the left lane on I-12 eastbound past Airline Highway causing traffic to back up beyond the 10/12 split. Congestion continued to pile up... more »
  • More road money could include tax increase

    January 15, 2016 9:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fixing traffic issues and interstate tie-ups is one of the top priorities for the Edwards Administration. Friday, it took some drivers on the interstate about 25 minutes to drive a mile or two . Thousands and thousands of cars and trucks drive in, around and through... more »
  • Obama promise could help I-10 congestion Play Video

    January 15, 2016 7:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The wheels appear to be in motion for Louisiana to get some badly needed road money from the federal government. Governor John Bel Edwards said Friday his administration received phone calls from Washington D.C. about a potential $100 million grant. This comes after President Obama visited earlier... more »
  • Travel time for a few miles hits 21 minutes on I-10

    January 15, 2016 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Travel times between major exits on I-10 through the city are approaching 25 minutes since slow downs turned into another Friday afternoon traffic fiasco. As of 5:20 p.m., traffic related to a lane closure on the Mississippi River Bridge caused I-10 West to back up from... more »
  • Man who fell from I-10 identified

    December 31, 2015 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities identified the man who died after falling from an overpass on I-10 in Baton Rouge overnight. The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office said 31-year-old Dillon Dawson died from injuries sustained in the fall. According to Baton Rouge Police Dawson was in an accident... more »
  • Police: Man dies after falling from interstate exit ramp Play Video

    December 30, 2015 9:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is dead after he fell from overpass on I-10 near the Washington St. and I-110 exit. Police believe the man jumped from the exit ramp after being involved in an accident, but the incident is still under investigation. The interstate closed for a... more »
  • BR roads continue to see pre-holiday traffic surge

    December 22, 2015 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Messy weather and increased pre-holiday volume has led to another day of traffic snags in the Capital City. Much like Monday, traffic officials advised motorists of heavier than normal congestion on the interstate through Baton Rouge. Around 3:15 p.m. LA DOTD used their Twitter account to... more »
  • Overturned car backs up I-10 traffic across bridge

    December 10, 2015 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said no one was hurt when a car overturned in a wreck on I-10 East in Baton Rouge during the noon rush hour. However, traffic backed up due to the wreck along I-10 in both directions. The eastbound lanes backed up past LA 415 at... 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 »
  • Heavy traffic bogs down Baton Rouge highways

    November 29, 2015 7:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic for miles is what drivers witnessed all day, Sunday. People heading back home after Thanksgiving, to fans going back to their state after the LSU v. Texas A&M game, the interstates were packed with drivers. "Baton Rouge is usually pretty bad. We've done this a few... more »
  • 11-mile traffic jam reported after wreck on I-10E

    November 13, 2015 6:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said a wreck on I-10 East caused an 11-mile backup coming into Baton Rouge Friday evening. The Department of Transportation and Development said I-10 East was closed around 5:45 p.m. due to the wreck at the I-10 / I-110 split. Details about what... more »
  • I-10 backs up in both directions as morning commute comes to close

    November 6, 2015 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE - In a typical Friday story, the day's commute on I-10 is seeing traffic backups in both directions centering around the area of the Perkins/S. Acadian Thruway exits. In the westbound direction, an accident that involved multiple vehicles blocked the left lane and caused congestion to stretch... more »
  • Gulfport man arrested in deadly I-10 hit and run

    November 5, 2015 6:45 PM

    SLIDELL - State Police said authorities arrested a Mississippi man for causing a deadly wreck on I-10 West Tuesday evening on I-10 and then fleeing the scene. Troopers said 25-year-old Daniel Alex Coy of Gulfport was taken into custody Thursday in Harrison County, Miss. and is awaiting extradition back... more »
  • Fish guts snarl interstate traffic

    September 24, 2015 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said fish guts spilled out of the back of a truck blocked multiple lanes of I-10 East and pushed traffic back across the Mississippi River Bridge during rush hour Thursday afternoon. The Department of Transportation and Development said the wreck happened at I-10 East... more »
  • Wreck stops I-10 traffic in Baton Rouge

    September 21, 2015 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials reported a wreck slowed I-10 West to a crawl through the central part of the capital city Monday afternoon. The wreck at I-10 West near South Acadian Thruway blocked two lanes around 4 p.m., leaving only one lane for vehicles to move through the... more »
  • Coffee spill causes delays on Louisiana-Mississippi border

    September 20, 2015 4:24 PM

    OSYKA, Miss. - Spilled coffee slowed traffic for 14 hours on Interstate 55 near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line. The Mississippi Highway Patrol says that plastic cans of Folgers coffee were strewn across southbound Interstate 55 after the tractor-trailer hauling them Friday ran into the median. A spokesman says trucker Robert... more »
  • Baton Rouge-New Orleans rail supported by governor hopefuls

    September 4, 2015 5:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - High speed rail transportation linking Baton Rouge, New Orleans and points in between was endorsed by the four major candidates for governor in their latest forum. Public Service Commissioner Scott Angelle, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Sen. David Vitter, all Republicans, and Democratic state Rep. John... more »
  • Crash causing heavy traffic on I-12 at Holden

    September 3, 2015 5:43 PM

    HOLDEN - Louisiana State Police are urging drivers to avoid I-12 East at LA 441 (Holden) due to a crash near that location. Police said that traffic congestion is very heavy due to the crash and emergency road repairs on the interstate at Pumpkin Center Road. LSP recommend... more »
  • Person hit, killed by 18-wheeler on I-12

    September 3, 2015 12:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said one person died after they were hit by an 18-wheeler on I-12 East Thursday morning in East Baton Rouge Parish. Traffic officials closed I-12 East at Airline Highway for the wreck, which happened just before 11 a.m. Cars were being diverted off the interstate... more »
  • I-12 expansion nearly finished 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 »

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