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  • Lane closures next week for extensive repairs to I-10, I-12

    July 7, 2017 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Crews will do extensive patchwork to I-10 and I-12 through Baton Rouge and into Livingston Parish over the next week. DOTD announced lane closures for the work Friday morning. Closures begin later in the evening, Friday, July 7. There will be alternating lane closures on... more »
  • City breaks ground on 'shopping bypass' boulevard Play Video

    December 7, 2016 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Construction will start soon on the long-awaited alternate route between I-10, the Mall of Louisiana, Perkins Rowe shopping center and Perkins Road. The city broke ground on the Paulat Boulevard project at Perkins Rowe Thursday morning. Phase 1 will include an alternate access to Perkins Rowe... more »
  • Future of Green Light Plan to be determined at August meetings Play Video

    August 3, 2016 12:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Mayor's Office has pitched a plan to extend the Green Light Plan program, and this time around, the aim is to have property owners foot the bill for the series of road improvement projects. Since 2005, hundreds of millions of dollars have... more »
  • You'll want to avoid College Dr. because of lane closures Thursday

    May 3, 2016 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Work on the city's sewer system will likely cause heavy delays on College Drive since southbound lanes will be closed and northbound lanes will be shifted later this week. A stretch of College near Webb Park will be closed for twelve hours Thursday. Southbound lanes will... more »
  • Engineers to talk about U.S. 51 construction plans Tuesday

    April 4, 2016 3:42 PM

    PONCHATOULA - Traffic engineers will discuss a widening project for a busy thoroughfare that connects Ponchatoula and Hammond in southern Tangipahoa Parish Tuesday. Plans are already part of an environmental assessment. An environmental assessment is the first major step toward a construction project. The state hopes to widen... more »
  • Upcoming meetings to discuss I-10 improvements, BR streetcar

    February 19, 2016 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic improvement plans will be discussed at a series of meetings next week in the Greater Baton Rouge area. Planners and engineers will discuss two projects at separate meetings. The state will hold open house public meetings about improvements to the I-10 corridor from Essen Lane... more »
  • As roundabout design support grows, another planned for Livingston Parish

    October 28, 2015 4:01 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The state is planning another roundabout for a highway here and will meet with drivers about the construction. The roundabout will be installed at the intersection of Juban Road and Buddy Ellis Road. The intersection is south of I-12 and the Juban Crossing shopping development. ... more »
  • Council to ask voters about $1 million money shuffle

    September 3, 2015 11:25 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The parish council scheduled a late-September meeting to discuss with voters their thoughts on using $1 million – or possibly more – on both road re-construction and land acquisitions for a future extension of Juban Road. The parish council had originally approved using the extra money from... more »
  • More money for road repairs in Livingston

    August 27, 2015 9:54 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Parish leaders dedicated another $1 million to the road overlay project Thursday night. Earlier this year, the parish council agreed to spend $4.47 million to re-pave forty roads. The extra money will increase the total amount spent to around $5.5 million. It was not immediately clear what... more »
  • 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 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 »

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