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  • Louisiana to save millions by refinancing state debt

    January 23, 2015 1:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana has refinanced $649 million in highway project borrowing to take advantage of lower interest rates. Treasurer John Kennedy's office said Friday that the refinancing, done this week, will save the state $109 million over 26 years in lessened interest payments on the debt. Under state law,... more »
  • LA 73 not close to finished check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 4, 2014 5:28 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - After nearly three years of work, the $15.5 million dollar project to widen LA 73 isn't near completion. The Department of Transportation and Development set a new deadline for the contractor to finish, but it won't arrive until the Summer of 2015. Crews got extra time... more »
  • City leaders celebrate end of Staring Lane work

    July 8, 2014 12:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City leaders in Baton Rouge officially announced the completion of the Staring Lane widening project Tuesday. Combined with the previously-completed $15 million Staring Lane Extension, the $27.8 million project created a four-lane highway with improvements from Perkins Road over to Burbank Drive. Crews also added... more »
  • Turns out, there never was a problem with Eden Church Road check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 10, 2014 10:21 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Thursday night the Livingston Parish Council talked about the real problem on Eden Church Road: clogged drains and not bad design. For years, residents along Eden Church have complained about flooding, no matter how little or how much it rained. "That's all I can ask... more »
  • People want a speed limit change as their gift check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 24, 2013 10:16 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - City leaders are calling on the Department of Transportation and Development to lower a speed limit in Denham Springs. Cockerham Road, between Range Ave. and Lockhart, is a busy two-lane street near a high school and two elementary schools. The speed limit is 45 mph... more »
  • State pays for local construction projects

    October 18, 2013 11:48 PM

    CENTRAL- Hooper Road will get a needed upgrade soon. A $1 million project will expand the highway to four lanes. The state is paying for the work. Only a section will be done at first, then more will be expanded. The plan calls for the stretch from Blackwater... more »
  • Ascension Parish resident spots bridge in need of repair

    February 22, 2013 7:19 PM

    An Ascension Parish bridge on David Drive near Manchac Acre Road will be closed for months while crews replace it. "If it's deemed that the bridge is unsafe then they'll shut the bridge down," Ascension Parish spokesman Lester Kenyon said. On Monday, crews will replace the 17-plank-wooden bridge with... more »
  • Jones Creek widening rolling along check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 5, 2013 10:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Road projects are moving along in the area, and another one is set to tackle trouble on a busy highway. Jones Creek is the next in line for a widening project. The road will be widened between Tiger Bend and Coursey Boulevard and south to Jefferson Highway.... more »
  • St. Helena considers road-revenue plan

    January 24, 2013 10:57 AM

    GREENSBURG- The St. Helena Parish Police Jury wants to rededicate two sources of tax revenue to road improvements, which all jurors agreed is an immediate necessity. On a 4-2 vote, the jury decided this week to seek advice from bond attorneys about possibly rededicating a 5-mill ad valorem tax that... more »
  • Road construction delayed

    September 17, 2012 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Hurricane Isaac, forced delays for area construction projects, and it's causing big headaches for drivers and business owners. Eyad Kalsem's, business is right dab in the middle of construction on O'neal Lane, and South Harrell's Ferry Road. The intersection has been under construction since July. ... 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 »
  • Dangerous "s-curve" on I-12 goes away overnight check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 23, 2012 7:41 PM

    INTERSTATE 12- Drivers will notice a big change Tuesday morning; no more so-called "s-curve." Overnight Monday, the DOTD will work to straighten the Interstate between East Baton Rouge and Livingston Parishes. Two new lanes will open and construction will continue in a third. The change comes after months... more »
  • Night road construction increasing

    October 13, 2011 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Local and state leaders say road work is on the night shift now more than ever. The idea is to do more work when you're not driving. We're talking about the interstate, as well as surface streets. A third of the state's construction contracts require nighttime... more »
  • Bayou Lafourche bridge open again

    March 3, 2011 11:20 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - A bridge crossing Bayou Lafourche that was closed because of structural damage Tuesday, is open again. The bridge is located less than a mile downriver of the LA 3089/La 1 North intersection, and was closed because of damage to a structural cross beam at water level. It... more »
  • President Obama proposing more infrastructure spending

    September 6, 2010 10:31 AM

    It's no holiday for President Barack Obama, who is traveling to Milwaukee to roll out an economic proposal meant to help rev up the economy. Obama is expected to call for long-term investments in the nation's roads, railways and runways that would cost at least $50 billion. Officials say the... more »
  • Ascension Parish bus clipped by 18 wheeler

    August 26, 2010 4:15 PM

    Road construction led to some frightening moments for school kids on their way home today in Ascension Parish. According to State Police, just after 3:30 p.m. a bus belonging to the Ascension Parish School District was clipped by an 18-wheeler at the intersection of state highways 22 and 70 south... more »
  • Road construction troubles some Baton Rouge residents

    July 19, 2010 8:41 PM

    The latest portion of a year-long road widening project in Baton Rouge has some residents and business owners concerned. Construction crews recently began work to widen a bridge near the intersection of Flannery Rd. and Florida Blvd. The bridge is part of the multi-million dollar project to improve the... more »
  • DOTD signs design-build contract for I-12

    April 28, 2010 4:09 PM

    The Department of Transportation and Development on Wednesday signed a design-build contract to continue the widening of Interstate 12 to Juban Road. This $36.2 million project is funded by stimulus funds received from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and state surplus funds. The design-build team is led... more »
  • I-10 closing in two hours for widening work

    April 5, 2010 10:31 PM

    Part of Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge will close in about two hours for road construction. The shutdown will be in both directions, and it is part of on-going road widening work. The interstate will be closed between the I-10/I-12 split and Essen Lane. The shutdown should only be about... more »
  • Lovett Road set for temporary closure

    April 5, 2010 9:56 AM

    A traffic alert for drivers in Central. Lovett Road between Sullivan Road and Prairie Drive will be closed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6. Crews will be overlaying asphalt at the roundabout at Magnolia Square. Striping and permanent sign installations are set for... more »
  • Section of Interstate 10 to close Tuesday night

    December 21, 2009 4:52 PM

    The westbound lanes of Interstate 10 at Bluebonnet will close for 30 minutes Tuesday night at midnight. Crews will move a large piece of construction equipment. It's part of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development's "Geaux Wider Program", which will widen the following interstate segments to six lanes:... more »
  • Proposal: Use money from capital outlay budget on roads

    September 29, 2009 11:58 AM

    Louisiana Treasurer, John Kennedy, says money from the state capital outlay budget could help clear the backlog of necessary road construction. At the state capitol this morning, Department of Transportation Secretary William Ankner told a committee of the Commission on Streamlining Government that his department has made some progress... more »

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