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  • 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 »
  • 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 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 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 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 »

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