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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 »
  • 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 »
  • Pesky hole, safety hazard fixed on Park Blvd Play Video

    March 14, 2017 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A hole in the street is repaired and residents living along Park Boulevard are excited to see change. For over a year, people living along Park Boulevard near Tulip Street have been avoiding part of the intersection. As of Tuesday morning, traffic can move smoothly again... more »
  • DOTD fixes potholes after officer crash, but some say it's not enough Play Video

    February 3, 2017 8:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Police officer, injured in a motorcycle crash after hitting a pot hole Wednesday, is expected to recover from his injuries. Police say he was escorting an 18-wheeler and hit the pothole...losing control of his bike and ended up hitting another vehicle. The officer has... more »
  • Officer hurt in pothole crash expected to recover; road to get improvements Play Video

    February 3, 2017 12:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say the motorcycle officer hurt in a crash on Airline Highway Wednesday is expected to fully recover. Baton Rouge Police Sgt. L’Jean McKneely says the officer is in moderate condition with a broken leg and other minor injuries. The crash happened just before 2... more »
  • Homeowner tired of patchwork on street, wants permanent fix Play Video

    January 24, 2017 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A homeowner says her street is full of holes and patches. She's been searching for a permanent fix to smooth out the drive. Josephine Washington has lived on Shelley Street for 36 years. After calling on the City-Parish too many times to count, she called 2... more »
  • Potholes costing you Play Video

    November 23, 2015 9:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - They tend to pop up unexpectedly and there's often no time to avoid them. Potholes form in asphalt after water seeps into the soil underneath and traffic passes over the failing area. It's no surprise to Baton Rouge drivers that potholes vary in size, but big or... more »
  • House to take up highway bill as deadline looms Play Video

    July 15, 2014 2:16 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - The House is poised to act on a bill that would temporarily patch over a multibillion-dollar pothole in federal highway and transit programs while ducking the issue of how to put the programs on sound financial footing. The bill by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave... more »
  • People tired of swiss cheese-like roads Play Video

    February 13, 2014 9:54 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- A series of potholes and broken roads in the South Point subdivision has several residents pleading for a fix. The road, pointed out by WBRZ News 2 as one of the worst two years ago , is still in disrepair, getting only simple patches to fill the... more »
  • Road work on North Sherwood Forrest Boulevard Play Video

    March 5, 2013 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Emergency pothole repairs are underway on North Sherwood Forrest Boulevard. The East Baton Rouge Department of Public Works started working on a two mile stretch of boulevard between Choctaw Dr. and Greenwell Springs Rd. After several complaints of busted rims and tires, DPW decided to fix... more »
  • Potholes popping up in Baton Rouge Play Video

    January 11, 2013 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Potholes are popping up more and more in East Baton Rouge as heavy rain moves through the city-parish. "Potholes are more like ponds these days," said driver, Laura Moore. They form when rain gets into cracks in the road, causing the ground to expand and pull... more »

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