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  • Amid I-10 expansion announcement, WBR wishes for new bridge Play Video

    January 12, 2018 8:06 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Officials announced Friday I-10 will be expanding from the bridge to the split, avoiding the West Baton Rouge area. Folks in that area are hoping for some traffic relief, but they know the expansion won't be a final fix. They want a new bridge. "We've been... more »
  • College Drive cleanup kicks off massive city-wide beautification project Play Video

    December 16, 2017 9:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- In efforts to improve the appearance of many streets in the area, officials have kicked off the "Corridor Beautification Initiative." A huge 4-wheel backhoe contraption was deep into a canal Saturday on College Drive near I-10. "This is a Menzi Muck. We use it to clean... more »
  • Tom Hanks' WWII drama to film in Baton Rouge Play Video

    December 11, 2017 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A World War II film starring Academy Award-winning actor Tom Hanks will film around downtown Baton Rouge early next year. According to the Louisiana Office of Economic Development, the WWII drama 'Greyhound' will be filming aboard the USS Kidd and at other Baton Rouge locations in... more »
  • Hwy. 190 project caused unexpected issues for drivers; DOTD installs J-turns as solution Play Video

    July 20, 2017 7:28 PM

    LIVONIA – A project to fix a dangerous stretch of Highway 190 in Livonia was causing problems for residents and businesses nearby. One business owner, Stephanie Ewing, says in the last year she has seen seven fatalities on the highway. Residents say a construction project to... more »
  • Two-year Jones Creek Road improvement project wrapping up Play Video

    July 14, 2017 6:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's a project that's been planned since the early 1990's. Construction on Jones Creek Road is wrapping up today, with people in the Shenandoah area saying it's about time. The improvements have widened the road from Coursey all the way to Tiger Bend. Work... more »
  • Former President Jimmy Carter taken to hospital 'as a precaution'

    July 13, 2017 1:42 PM

    ATLANTA - A spokeswoman for former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he was taken to a hospital "as a precaution" after becoming dehydrated at a Habitat for Humanity construction project in Canada. Carter spokeswoman Deanna Congileo says the 92-year-old Carter was taken to St. Boniface General Hospital for... more »
  • Flint's water line replacement to take until at least 2019

    March 7, 2017 10:27 PM

    FLINT, Mich. - The head of Flint's water pipe replacement program says the city in Michigan hopes to finish the project in 2019. Retired National Guard Brig. Gen. Michael McDaniel coordinates the FAST Start initiative to replace lines that leached lead into homes and businesses. He made his comments during... more »
  • Despite disaster, future of flood project remains murky

    December 27, 2016 9:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite the flooding that struck south Louisiana in August, prospects for a decades-old project aimed at protecting Baton Rouge area homes remain murky. The 12-mile structure is called the Comite River Diversion Canal. It would siphon high water from the Comite River, sending it instead to the... more »
  • Shelter at Home deadline extended to October 21

    October 14, 2016 9:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - FEMA has approved the state's request to extend the deadline to apply for the Shelter at Home program to October 21. The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness says the need to extend the deadline was noticeable after hundreds of Louisiana flood survivors registered... more »
  • DOTD pursues design-build contract for I-10 expansion project

    September 28, 2016 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE – DOTD has announced plans to move forward with the widening of seven miles of I-10 between Highland Road and LA 73 in Ascension Parish by pursing a design-build contract. On Wednesday, DOTD issued a Notice of Intent seeking a design-build firm to widen the section of... more »
  • Mayor touts proposed tram as futuristic; expected to ask for funding Wednesday

    June 21, 2016 9:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - At a community meeting to discuss his proposed tram project, Mayor Kip Holden touted the project as something that will bring the city into the future. The proposed Tramlink BR line would run along Nicholson from LSU toward downtown and jumps to St. Ferdinand via Europe... more »
  • Construction in Zachary aimed to ease LA 64 traffic Play Video

    April 27, 2016 7:28 PM

    ZACHARY - A widening project is tying up the commute for some people passing through Zachary. Louisiana Highway 64 is one of the busiest roads along Zachary, and the Department of Transportation and Development is expanding the road. Murphy Express is located in the middle of the construction.... more »
  • USDA invests $30M to improve Mississippi River Basin

    November 4, 2015 8:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service will invest $30 million in 33 new projects and 40 existing ones to improve the Mississippi River Basin's water quality. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, in a news release Tuesday, said the projects reduce loss of nutrients and sediment to... more »
  • Students learn about digital and broadcast media

    October 2, 2015 11:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Students at Galvez Middle School learned from WBRZ chief investigator Chris Nakamoto and sports anchor Chris Price about how the news industry works Friday morning. Nakamoto and Price told the students about what it's like gathering news, filming and editing stories, and putting them online as... more »
  • Ascension school board members draw up project wish list

    September 30, 2015 7:47 AM

    GONZALES- Ascension Parish School Board members have a list of 14 projects - including three new primary schools and a middle school - they hope will be funded by a $120 million bond proposal going before voters on April 9. The bond proposal, if passed, would be paid for with... more »
  • Veterans History Project nears 100,000 items at US library

    May 25, 2015 1:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Library of Congress has been working to build an oral history collection to capture veterans' memories of war, and the project is nearing a milestone of 100,000 records. The Veterans History Project is now in its 15th year. It holds more than 96,000 remembrances from veterans, including... more »
  • Drivers doubt end is near for LA 73 work Play Video

    March 17, 2015 5:25 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- The construction on LA 73 is nearing an end as the contractor begins working on the roadway. The $15.5 million dollar project was expected to be completed last year, but the deadline was extended because of utility problems and weather delays. "It's been going on and on... more »
  • Fatal accident during Katrina storm surge project

    March 14, 2015 11:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Authorities say a construction worker has died after an accident on a structure to block storm surge from a canal that breached during Hurricane Katrina. The 17th Street Canal is now protected by temporary gates and pumps. The Army Corps of Engineers and Bob Kula of Kiewit... more »
  • Comite Diversion Canal project to receive $10M

    February 3, 2015 3:08 PM

    WASHINGTON- Senator David Vitter (R-La.),announced today that several projects in Louisiana will receive $62.4M in additional funds. It's all part of the Army Corps of Engineers' FY 2015 spending plan. One project of local interest is the Comite River Diversion Canal project, which will receive $10M alone. ... more »
  • RIbbon-cutting for new playground at Bernard Terrace Elementary Play Video

    February 2, 2015 8:15 AM

    Baton Rouge - The children of Bernard Terrace Elementary get to see their imaginations come to life today. Three years ago, they began their playground plans with the LSU Community Playground Project. The playground based on the collaboration with LSU Biological Engineering students was built by more than 120... more »
  • False River officials address drawdown concerns Play Video

    January 28, 2015 10:13 PM

    NEW ROADS - More than a dozen residents living along and around False River say their property is changing since the water level was dropped last year. The False River drawdown was implemented to revive the lake and remove silt, to make sure it sustains itself for years to... more »
  • Judge won't block St. Tammany anti-fracking suit

    October 28, 2014 3:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A state district judge in Baton Rouge has refused to block a lawsuit filed by St. Tammany Parish officials who hope to stop a proposed oil drilling and fracking project. Parish officials filed the lawsuit in June. They argue that the well is proposed for an area... more »
  • Ascension Parish looking for ways to fund road project

    September 29, 2014 3:29 AM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez is looking for money for a four-lane alternate route from Lamar-Dixon Expo Center after the project failed to win a federal grant. The one-mile, $12 million road to Lamar-Dixon was not among the projects the U.S. Department of Transportation said earlier this month... more »
  • Tee off for wounded veterans next week Play Video

    September 9, 2014 7:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Iron Horse Financial is teaming up with the Wounded Warrior Project to raise funds for wounded veterans and let you show what you can do out on the green. They're hosting a four person scramble golf tournament on Monday, September 15th at the Santa Maria Golf... more »
  • Final phase of Huey P Long Bridge repair begins

    September 3, 2014 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State traffic officials announced the beginning of the final phase of painting and structural steel repairs to the U.S. 190 Mississippi River Bridge on Wednesday morning. The bridge, officially called the Huey P. Long Bridge, connects Baton Rouge with Port Allen and is commonly called the... more »
  • Sewer work returns to Burbank, lane closures planned

    August 1, 2014 3:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Sewer line construction crews will once again return to Burbank Drive for extra work and close more lanes of the southeast Baton Rouge highway. Beginning Tuesday, August 5, there will be intermittent lane closures from Staring Extension to Lee Drive. Expect closures through Friday, August 15th. The... more »
  • Sponsor a picture to Geaux Love Africa Play Video

    July 31, 2014 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In light of the recent Ebola outbreak in Africa, Nathan and Aaron visited News 2 at 4 to talk about their project called Geaux Love Africa which seeks to bring hope and joy to the people of the continent. Geaux Love Africa was born out of... more »

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