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  • Pirates closing for summer

    March 10, 2015 7:51 PM

    ORLANDO, FLORIDA- Visitors to Disney World in Orlando won't be seeing Captain Jack Sparrow this summer. The popular Pirates of the Caribbean ride will close from mid-May through the end of September for a routine refurbishment. Disney say the repairs are not safety related. The ride was also... more »
  • DPW builds wrong speed bumps in neighborhood Play Video

    February 24, 2015 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Newly installed speed bumps are already needing repairs on a few streets in one neighborhood since cars are scraping the top of them. The Department of Public Works installed more than five in the Inniswold community after residents asked for them. They complained drivers, using the... more »
  • Old Perkins Road repairs, may hold some drivers up Play Video

    January 4, 2015 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Old Perkins Road will undergo construction this week, meaning at times the road will be down to one lane in each direction. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said the project will begin Monday and go through Thursday. Lane closures will take place in the... more »
  • Emergency bridge repairs ordered in W. Feliciana Play Video

    September 12, 2014 6:36 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Emergency repairs were made just in time to a bridge in West Feliciana, after state inspectors found rotting support timbers. The bridge just north of Saint Francisville on Island road was in danger of collapse. Crews were given just 24 hours to repair the damage. ... 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 »
  • FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

    July 28, 2014 1:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - The government is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday that beginning in 2006 Southwest made "extreme makeover" alterations to eliminate potential... more »
  • Governor demands repairs on collapsed road at SU

    July 16, 2014 8:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Emergency repairs are expected to begin this weekend on a collapsed stretch road near the heart of Southern University's campus. Gov. Bobby Jindal ordered the repairs since the school was in limbo, trying to secure funding for emergency repairs after the washout a few weeks ago.... more »
  • Plaquemine ferry shut down for repairs

    June 23, 2014 12:06 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The ferry between Plaquemine and Sunshine is out of service while repairs are being made. A spokesperson for the Department of Transportation and Development says a part on one of the vessel's generators must be replaced. Crews haven't been able to find one locally and are... more »
  • Police looking for man selling bogus roof repairs

    June 3, 2014 11:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for a man, accused of collecting money from homeowners for roof repairs but never completing the work. According to a warrant, Kermit Joseph Leger, Jr., is wanted for theft of the assets of an aged person or disabled person and felony theft. Investigators... more »
  • LSP: Avoid Sunshine Bridge after wide load mishap

    April 15, 2014 8:36 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Traffic leaving the city, headed east can not use the Sunshine Bridge since all but on lane of the bridge over the Mississippi River are closed. State Police told drivers to avoid the area and use alternate routes late Tuesday. Immediately after the incident, only traffic headed into... more »
  • Lane closures continue as crews make ice repairs

    February 14, 2014 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State road crews will continue to fix damages on the interstate system caused by last month's winter weather. It means there will be weekend lane closures on I-10. The affected areas will be both directions of: · The westbound approach of the Mississippi River Bridge to the... more »
  • Leaders pass the peace pipe, strike road deal in Livingston

    February 13, 2014 11:46 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Road projects will begin soon since the parish council and president met on common ground and hired a road engineer to tackle the parish road program. The road rehab project has been on hold since the parish president and council could not agree on the procedure to hire... more »
  • More weekend lane closures on I-10 to fix storm damages

    February 7, 2014 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State road crews will continue to fix damages on the interstate system caused by last month's winter weather. It means there will be weekend lane closures on I-10. There will be alternating lane closures through the downtown and Perkins Road area. The work is scheduled for... more »
  • Expect Gov't Street to be closed Thursday morning

    January 22, 2014 10:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Work will likely continue overnight Wednesday, and drivers who use Government Street should expect work to continue into the Thursday commute, effectively closing it to traffic for the morning rush. A pipe leaked under the roadway causing a large hole to develop. The hole closed the two... more »
  • Three-foot pothole closes Baton Rouge street

    January 22, 2014 11:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Repair work in the 1500 block of Government Street is expected to finish up by tomorrow, if all goes according to plan according to traffic officials. Authorities closed Government Street in both directions after a leak in a sewer pipe underground. By Wednesday afternoon crews have... more »
  • Lemon Road bridge closed for repairs

    November 14, 2013 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - DOTD officials in East Baton Rouge Parish have announced the Redwood Creek bridge on Lemon Road between Jacock Road and Lemon B Road is now closed for repairs. No word on how long the bridge will be closed. Drivers are urged to use Jacock Road... more »
  • Water quality fight begins on False River

    October 22, 2013 11:40 PM

    NEW ROADS - Crews will begin a fight Wednesday to upgrade the water quality of the habitat of False River. Spawning beds are being installed as part of a larger effort to improve the popular body of water. Nine go up this week. Parish leaders say they hope... more »
  • Repairs, scaffolding ahead for US Capitol's dome

    October 22, 2013 2:35 PM

    WASHINGTON- The dome of the U.S. Capitol is getting a new look. The 150-year-old, cast-iron dome will soon be sheathed in scaffolding, a requirement of its first major restoration since 1960. The architect of the Capitol, Stephen T. Ayers, announced the restoration work on Tuesday, saying it's needed to address... more »
  • St. John to spend federal money on housing repairs

    October 22, 2013 7:39 AM

    LAPLACE - Officials in St. John the Baptist Parish want to use $32.6 million in federal grant money largely to repair homes damaged by last year's Hurricane Isaac, help with rehabilitating affordable housing units and assist low-and-moderate-income home buyers. Another large chunk of the money would go toward repairs... more »
  • Part of community center to shutdown, repairs needed

    September 22, 2013 6:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Due to safety conditions and the need for repairs, the west side of the Jewel J. Newman Community Center will shut down starting Sept. 23. A fire marshall recently inspected the building, citing multiple violations. According to Metro Councilwoman Chauna Banks-Daniel, the center may need thousands... more »
  • Frenchtown Road Bridge closed for repairs

    August 23, 2013 10:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE - City-parish workers closed the Frenchtown Road Bridge over Beaver Bayou in East Baton Rouge Parish today for emergency repairs. DPW said drivers should take an alternate route from Central Thruway, to Greenwell Springs Road, to Morgan Road, to Thibodeaux Road, to Planchet Road, to Frenchtown Road.... more »
  • Cedarcrest Avenue Bridge out for a few weeks Play Video

    August 13, 2013 5:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A failing bridge in Baton Rouge is being repaired and causing headaches. Workers said repairs to the bridge on Cedarcrest Avenue off Coursey Boulevard will be an inconvenience to drivers for at least two weeks. Crews have to replace deteriorating wood supporting the aging bridge.... more »
  • Cedarcrest Ave. Bridge shuts down for repairs

    August 13, 2013 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers who use a heavily traveled bridge near Coursey Blvd. will have to find a new route for now. The Cedarcrest Ave. Bridge, between Stanley Aubin and Seracedar St., is closed for repairs. Crews shut down a portion of the roadway Tuesday morning to traffic.... more »
  • Bridge repairs begin in Livingston

    August 9, 2013 10:57 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Dangerous bridges are getting the attention of engineers and construction crews. Seven have been added to a list needing immediate repairs. Already, work has begun on one bridge. Inspectors said rot and decay have destroyed pilings. Some have been closed and others have had the posted weight... more »
  • Deputies: woman can't afford repairs, torches car

    August 9, 2013 10:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Deputies arrested a woman, accused of burning her car and claiming it was stolen. Investigators said Victoria Anderson could not afford a repair bill, so she reported the car as being stolen and it was found burned. Deputies said she burned it. Anderson's mechanic said the... more »
  • Livingston reviews plans for closed, dangerous bridge

    August 5, 2013 10:52 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Parish leaders hope to begin work on a new bridge for Wax Road by the end of 2013. Monday, plans entered the review phase. A new bridge will be built to replace on that has been deemed dangerous. The bridge on Wax Road, near Vincent Road,... more »
  • Bridge closed in East Baton Rouge for emergency repairs

    July 31, 2013 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Public works officials closed a bridge in the northern part of East Baton Rouge Parish for emergency repairs this afternoon. DPW said the McCullough Road Bridge just west of Joor Road will be closed until further notice as they repair it. They said drivers can... more »
  • Ascension Parish fire department repairs coming Play Video

    July 16, 2013 5:56 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - The 7th District Fire Station on LA 44 has seen better days. The facade is still crumbling after a tornado tore through the area in December. Since then, the volunteer fire department has staffed a fire fighter on duty 24 hours a day to secure the property.... more »
  • Leaders approve shuffle to fund road repairs Play Video

    June 25, 2013 10:34 PM

    GREENSBURG - Parish leaders approved funding to repave 50 miles of bad roads in St. Helena Tuesday night. Money will be rededicated from a parish property tax and also pulling money from the solid waste funds for the road project. Doing so should provide about $3 million dollars to... more »
  • Police jury considering measures to fix roads Play Video

    June 25, 2013 5:39 PM

    GREENSBURG - Crumbling roads are a major problem the Saint Helena Parish Police Jury is trying to solve tonight. Jury members are trying to come up with the money to pay for repairs. They are considering rededicating money from a parish property tax and also pulling money from the... more »
  • Livingston to reconstruct seven bridges after rot and decay Play Video

    May 30, 2013 4:11 PM

    LIVINGSTON - A $3.4 million dollar grant will fund the reconstruction of seven residential bridges in Livingston Parish. Director of Public Works Sam Digirolamo says the city has been applying small fixes to the bridges such as lowering their loads for the past five years, but it's time for... more »
  • News 2 Investigates: Crime camera costs, criticisms Play Video

    May 16, 2013 2:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A News 2 investigation into crime cameras in the city of Baton Rouge revealed thousands of dollars are being spent on the current system, but there hasn't been one conviction in court as a result of the expensive crime fighting tools. At least one Baton Rouge Metro Council... more »
  • Repairs waiting to begin on sinkhole berm breaches

    May 13, 2013 10:29 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Repairs to a breached berm on one side of the Assumption Parish sinkhole could begin today, according to parish authorities. Emergency managers told News 2 they were waiting for the water in the area to recede enough for work to resume on the breaches in the... more »
  • Repair or sink

    February 28, 2013 7:45 PM

    PLYMOUTH, Mass.- A replica of the Mayflower, the wooden ship that brought the Pilgrims to America, has to undergo extensive repairs to remain seaworthy. The Mayflower II is 56-years old and was in dry dock for routine maintenance and inspection. During that work, it was discovered the ship need repairs... more »
  • Baker High to get renovations

    February 6, 2013 7:42 AM

    BAKER - The Baker School Board has decided to proceed with renovations at Baker High School. The board received an assessment conducted by engineering consulting firm Volkert Inc. in January recommending more than $4 million in repairs and upgrades to Baker High School. The school built 62 years ago has... more »
  • Needed repairs at Baker High Play Video

    January 24, 2013 5:46 PM

    BAKER - Some tough decisions need to made about the safety of Baker High School. The building is falling apart and parents are worried about their kids. "The condition of the school needs to be repaired," said Estelle Jarvis. About 500 students attend the 63- year-old school.... more »
  • Deficient levees found across America

    January 17, 2013 7:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Inspectors taking the first-ever inventory of flood control systems overseen by the federal government have found hundreds of structures at risk of failing and endangering people and property in 37 states. Levees deemed in unacceptable condition span the breadth of America. Of those the U.S.... more »
  • Baker High School needs $4M in repairs

    January 9, 2013 7:31 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baker High School needs more than $4 million in repairs and upgrades. That's according to a new report by Baton Rouge engineering consulting firm Volkert Inc. The Baker School Board agreed in August to pay the company $10,000 to assess facilities at the 62-year-old school and... more »
  • A week after Isaac, crews resume area road work

    September 5, 2012 12:54 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Expect to see construction crews resuming work on your daily commute. The state told contractors to resume most operations. Projects were on hold as Isaac moved across South Louisiana and in the storm's aftermath. In the Capital City region, two projects are on hold. Both are... more »
  • Washington Monument didn't sink after earthquake

    August 21, 2012 5:39 PM

    WASHINGTON - Government surveyors have found that the Washington Monument did not sink further into the ground as a result of last year's 5.8-magnitude earthquake. The upper portion of the monument sustained several large cracks during the August 2011 quake, and it likely will be closed for repairs until 2014.... more »
  • Rural roads to be repaired under new state plan

    August 8, 2012 9:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Expect to see some roadwork on rural highways in Louisiana. Wednesday, the state announced a $150 million investment to repair 360 miles of rural roads across the state, more to be added in the coming years. At first, 80 roads will be repaired. "The projects... more »
  • Claycut bridge in EBR to close tomorrow

    May 22, 2012 5:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic engineers announced today that the bridge on Claycut Road will be closed for repairs starting tomorrow. The bridge is west of S. Foster Drive, between Bienveille Street and Moore Street. Traffic engineers plan to close the bridge starting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, and remain... more »
  • Large rocks strengthen downtown levee Play Video

    April 17, 2012 5:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Large rocks and boulders will provide added strength to a vulnerable section of the levee in Downtown Baton Rouge. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started building the rock berm in February. Ten thousand tons of rock was laid on top of the downslope of the... more »
  • Corps has more than $500M for river repairs

    March 9, 2012 7:02 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans District of the Army Corps of Engineers says it has more than a half billion dollars to spend on projects to fix damage from the historic flooding on the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers last year. The Army Corps says it plans to spend $257... more »
  • Foreclosed home sales up in Baton Rouge

    January 27, 2012 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- People in the Capital City area are cashing in on foreclosures. One in ten houses that were sold last Fall were foreclosure purchases. Some homes are going for half the value. Right now, more than 400 are on the market in Baton Rouge. Realtors say the... more »
  • Corps of Engineers to receive millions for levee repairs

    December 30, 2011 3:47 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers says it's getting $802 million to repair levees and other structures damaged by the historic flooding on the Mississippi River this year - work considered urgent before the next spring flood season starts. With forecasts for another wet spring next year,... more »
  • State orders changes for 3 more EBR bridges

    August 12, 2011 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state has ordered action on three more bridges in East Baton Rouge Parish. The parish's single road crew had to be pulled from repairs on the North Flannery Road bridge to address the new concerns. Load limits were lowered for bridges on Carey Road, Firewood... more »
  • Advocacy group pushing gasoline tax hike

    October 25, 2010 4:14 PM

    A highway advocacy group is pushing to raise Louisiana's 20-cent gasoline tax by another 10 cents per gallon, to pay for new roadwork and repairs. Driving Louisiana Forward, a coalition of highway contractors, consulting engineers and material suppliers, also wants lawmakers to back a $3 billion bond issue. The borrowing... more »
  • Bridge repairs close Chicot boat launches

    September 20, 2010 4:54 AM

    Chicot State Park is closing its three boat launches today because the lake has been drawn down for routine inspections and repairs on the bridge over Walker's Cove. The Department of Transportation and Development opened the lake's control structure after Labor Day and has been letting the water fall a... more »
  • Powell says illegal immigrants do his home repairs

    September 19, 2010 3:06 PM

    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell says illegal immigrants do essential work in the U.S. and he has firsthand knowledge of that - because they fix his house. Powell, a moderate Republican, urged his party Sunday to support immigration generally because it is "what's keeping this country's lifeblood moving forward."... more »
  • Citizens Insurance reaches $23 million settlement

    August 24, 2010 8:55 AM

    Citizens Property Insurance has reached a $23 million settlement with thousands of homeowners who say they were not properly compensated after hurricanes Katrina and Rita for work needed to coordinate storm repairs. The dispute centered around the use of a general contractor. Citizens admits no wrongdoing in the proposed settlement,... more »
  • Fire limits Cut Off bridge hours

    August 20, 2010 5:00 AM

    Six days after crews completed nearly $2.8 million in repairs and improvements to the Cote Blanche Pontoon Bridge in Cut Off, a fire in the bridge house has destroyed electronic equipment needed to open it. Motorists were able to use the bridge over Bayou Lafourche, between Louisiana Highways 1 and... more »
  • Roads closed for railroad repairs

    June 7, 2010 8:36 AM

    The right lane on I-12 westbound is closed between Amite River Bridge and 4-H Club Road overpass for urgent repairs to a section of the old roadway that separated from its joints and caused a 6-inch lip in the pavement. It is not clear how long the repair will take.... more »
  • Magnolia Mound temporarily closing for upgrades

    May 22, 2010 1:07 PM

    The historic Magnolia Mound Plantation is getting ready to partially close for several months for repairs and upgrades to the 219-year-old home's foundation, floor, roof and air conditioning system. The main house will close next week so museum volunteers can pack up the smaller, more fragile parts of the collection... more »
  • Baton Rouge school asking for roof repair money

    March 8, 2010 11:14 AM

    The Louisiana Interim Emergency Board approved money to replace the roof at Southern University Lab School, but it's far less than what the school was asking. The panel approved $475,000. Southern University, which operates the school, sought $3 million. State officials say it will cover costs for a... more »
  • Toyota dealerships start recall repairs

    February 3, 2010 10:24 PM

    It's the first day for Toyota fixes in the Baton Rouge area, and many Toyota owners have lined up for repairs. Toyota recalled eight-models because of potentially sticky gas pedals. Those pedals caused some cars to accelerate un-controllably. The first shipment of repair pieces made it today to Team Toyota... more »
  • Change and improvements for Brandywine condos

    November 10, 2009 7:15 PM

    The Brandywine condos have a new investor who is working to change the complex's look. Work crews have begun renovating units. About 25 units are complete so far. There are 130 that still need work. Tenants, like Tiffany Sykes, hope the improvements will change the way they feel about their... more »
  • Emergency lane closure on Highway 190

    November 2, 2009 4:42 PM

    One lane of eastbound Highway 190 will be closed Tuesday morning at the Amite River Bridge so crews can make an emergency deck patch repair. Drivers won't be allowed in the outside lane between 6 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Use I-12 as an alternate route. more »
  • Smaller ferry set for New Roads

    September 29, 2009 5:58 AM

    The state Department of Transportation and Development says the 35-car ferry at the New Roads/St. Francisville location will be temporarily replaced with a 17-car ferry to allow crews to repair its fuel vents. There are vehicle restrictions including no trailers, and vehicles can have no more than two axles and... more »
  • San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Reopen

    September 8, 2009 10:17 AM

    The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is reopen today after transportation officials said the bridge would probably remain closed until tomorrow while a crack was repaired, but they made the surprise announcement just before the bridge reopened at 7 a.m. PST more »

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