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  • Group suggests fuel tax to pay for road repairs

    August 10, 2015 7:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Advocates for better infrastructure propose a tax on fuel – paid by drivers – as a way to help fund road repairs in Louisiana. Kenneth Perret, the president of Louisiana Good Roads, spoke at a meeting of the Baton Rouge Pess Club Monday. He discussed an... more »
  • 'Worst road' in Livingston Parish getting fixed Play Video

    July 2, 2015 6:08 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Work has started to fix the so-called worst road in Livingston Parish. Once compared to an Iraqi bomb-riddled street, Southpoint Drive in Denham Springs is one of 40 roads on the Livingston Parish overlay project list. "It's like you're in an army tank. I mean... more »
  • Walker making Industrial Park road improvements check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 29, 2015 5:46 PM

    WALKER - The city of Walker plans to pave the way for future industrial growth in the Livingston Parish Industrial Park by rehabilitating the only road through the area. The Walker City Council will give the roadwork plans a green light at its meeting Monday. The city will redo... more »
  • Denham Springs spending more on roads Play Video

    June 23, 2015 6:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The city of Denham Springs plans to spend more than $1 million to improve a handful of roads. That's roughly $340,000 more than the city spent on roadwork last year. Plans to widen and overlay Maple Street account for about half the money. Contractors will... more »
  • Louisiana House votes down sales tax hike for road work

    May 28, 2015 1:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers in the House have rejected a 1-cent sales-tax hike that would pay for improvements to Louisiana's crumbling roads. Because the proposal by Rep. Karen St. Germain would increase taxes, it needed support from two-thirds of lawmakers. The House voted 52-42 for the bill, far short of... more »
  • Tax hikes for roadwork begin advancing in Louisiana House

    May 5, 2015 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lawmakers tired of pothole-riddled roads, traffic congestion and a never-addressed wish list of transportation projects are considering tax hikes to raise money for roadwork. The House Ways and Means Committee approved two proposals Tuesday that could pour billions into road and bridge improvements over the next decade:... more »
  • Contractors making progress on Livingston Parish roads Play Video

    April 24, 2015 6:05 PM

    ALBANY - After a long wait road paving is underway for Livingston Parish's overlay project, which tackles 40 of the parish's worst roads. Crews continued laying asphalt on several streets in Albany Friday. They've made strides in the past few weeks. "It's something they need to keep doing... more »
  • Briefs from today's Louisiana Legislature session

    April 20, 2015 1:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Legislation aimed at limiting diversions of state gasoline tax money away from road work started moving Monday in the state House. Without objection, the House Appropriations Committee approved a measure (House Bill 208) by Rep. Terry Landry, D-New Iberia, that would place a cap on the dollars... more »
  • Sandbags out in flood areas

    April 14, 2015 12:12 PM

    GONZALES - Flash flood warnings and high water led Ascension Parish authorities to close some roads and make sandbags available for residents Tuesday. The sheriff's office said Donaldsonville and West Bank residents dealing with high water can pick up sandbags at the West Bank Public Works Barn located on... more »
  • Road projects get jump start with money from city-parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 26, 2015 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Money is available earlier than expected for roads in Baton Rouge. Five projects are being fast tracked with refinanced bonds providing $40 million. The extra money will go toward a Highland-Burbank connector, south of LSU's campus. A major upgrade to Nicholson Drive in that same area.... more »
  • Safety improvements coming for curves and intersections check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 11, 2015 4:43 PM

    ST. AMANT - Hundreds of curves and road intersections across the Baton Rouge region will see makeovers in the next two years. The project began today in St. Amant on La. 429 near La. 22 and in Prairieville on La. 431 near Lake Martin Road. The project includes new... more »
  • 40 Livingston Parish roads getting overhauled Play Video

    January 30, 2015 4:32 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Forty of Livingston Parish's worst roads will be overhauled soon after the parish council awards a contract for the lowest bid. R.J. Daigle & Sons of Gonzales is expected to be awarded the contract at the parish council meeting on Feb. 12. The company submitted the... more »
  • Task force looking for ways to spend more on La. roads

    January 12, 2015 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rather than offer specific recommendations for directing new cash to Louisiana's roadways, a legislatively-created task force is forwarding all the ideas it heard. The Transportation Funding Task Force, which ends in March, isn't prioritizing proposals it submits to lawmakers, instead letting them sift through concepts to see... more »
  • 1 million pounds of salt ready for winter weather check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 8, 2015 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Transportation officials said they have one million pounds of salt ready to go in case highways around the Baton Rouge area start to ice over Thursday night. The Department of Transportation and Development loaded trucks with sand Thursday and performed full maintenance checks on the equipment... more »
  • Old Perkins Road repairs, may hold some drivers up check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Traffic calming has some less than calm check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 12, 2014 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An experiment to calm traffic in the Goodwood neighborhood has some wondering if the project will work. The plan changed several streets in the subdivision into one way roads and directed cars, typically cutting through, to other streets. Some residents think the changes will make... more »
  • Transportation leaders review 2015 road projects check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 30, 2014 3:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation leaders and legislators met Thursday at the State Capitol to discuss road projects slated for next year. The Department of Transportation and Development says its budget for fiscal year 2015-16 is nearly $650 million, but there's more than $12 billion worth of needs in... more »
  • Transportation committee clashes over new ideas check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 30, 2014 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Former Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Kam Movassaghi outlined suggestions on how to improve Louisiana's transportation system. Movassaghi presented new ways of doing things Tuesday to a transportation funding task force at the State Capitol. He says the changes need to start at the top... more »
  • Panel looking for traffic fix in Louisiana

    September 7, 2014 7:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This Wednesday, a special bridge panel is holding a public hearing to discuss road and traffic problems in Louisiana. State Rep. Karen St. Germain, chairwoman of the House Transportation Committee and a member of the panel, says there is a $12 billion backlog of road and... more »
  • State panel to look for ways to fix roads

    August 25, 2014 7:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A special panel is about to launch a study of ways to boost state aid for Louisiana's often-criticized road and bridge system. The Transportation Funding Task Force, which includes legislative leaders and others, was authorized by the Legislature earlier this year and is set to hold its... more »
  • Livingston Parish fixes 7 bridges with grant money check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 13, 2014 3:07 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish leaders found a way to replace seven worn wooden bridges without spending a dime of parish money. The parish got $4.6 million from a federal grant through the Louisiana Recovery Act. The bridges are scattered throughout the parish, but three are in the Haynes Settlement... more »
  • Denham Springs overhauling bad roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 12, 2014 3:12 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A handful of deteriorating roads are set for a face lift in Denham Springs. It's part of a funding program that uses money from the federal government through the Department of Transportation and Development. River Road from Government Street to Centerville was repaved just weeks ago.... more »
  • Livingston Parish road set for $2.7 million repair check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 26, 2014 3:29 PM

    KILLIAN - Louisiana Highway 444 in Livingston Parish is set for a multi-million dollar overhaul. The Department of Transportation and Development says workers will repave 5.9 miles of La. 444 between Gum Swamp Road and La. 22 to improve ride quality. It's part of the state's $425 million quality... more »
  • Traffic activists create survey to find traffic solutions

    June 6, 2014 10:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A group of concerned citizens has developed a survey to gather information about ways traffic and roadway issues could possibly be solved in five area parishes. Citizens for Traffic Solutions , a group that began on Facebook about three years ago, started a discussion among East... more »
  • Obama to ask Congress for cash for roads, bridges

    May 14, 2014 2:07 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is heading to a crumbling Hudson River bridge to try to pressure Congress into giving America's roads, bridges and ports an infusion of cash. The Tappan Zee Bridge outside New York City is in dire need of replacement nearly six decades after being built.... more »
  • Senator talks solutions for traffic problems check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    April 4, 2014 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fed up with traffic, Senator Dale Erdey, from Livingston, pushed for a meeting with State Police and DOTD officials to discuss the perpetual congestion on Capital City interstates. The traffic problems aren't news to locals and even out-of-towners are sick of the mess. "From Pensacola all... more »
  • Ascension highway construction overlapping check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 24, 2014 9:56 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- Two major highway construction projects will overlap since the state is announcing a large project Tuesday. La. 73 construction between Airline and the interstate won't be finished until October, while construction along La. 42 is expected to begin this week. Along Higway 73, a gas line conflicts... more »
  • Bill could pave way for Ascension neighborhood tax check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 21, 2014 5:19 PM

    GONZALES- A bill that will soon be at the Capitol could pave the way for the Ascension Council to approve a tax that would help fund new roads. "If someone moves into a taxing district, they will know up front, it'll be on the plot map, that it will... more »
  • Flooding closes several Ascension roads

    February 26, 2014 2:01 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Another road in Ascension Parish has been barricaded due to backwater flooding near the Amite River and Bayou Manchac. That's according to parish president, Tommy Martinez. Broussard road has been added to the list of barricaded roads. Barricades remain at Airport Drive, Kay Drive, Idle Hour... more »
  • People fed up over lingering bridge construction check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 24, 2014 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residents want answers after construction work on the Woodlake Drive bridge has lingered on for nearly two years. People who spoke with WBRZ News 2 today said the construction has wasted their time and money. "It grates on your nerves, I mean first couple months...... more »
  • Some of the worst roads could be repaired in weeks

    February 17, 2014 10:59 PM

    LIVINGSTON- After months of deadlock, the parish council and parish president in Livingston Parish agreed on hiring a road engineer to prioritize roads that need to be resurfaced and leaders will begin meeting with the engineer this week. First, Layton Ricks will meet with the agency hired to make... more »
  • People tired of swiss cheese-like roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 13, 2014 9:54 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- A series of potholes and broken roads in the South Point subdivision has several residents pleading for a fix. The road, pointed out by WBRZ News 2 as one of the worst two years ago , is still in disrepair, getting only simple patches to fill the... more »
  • Potholes riddle wet, frozen streets check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 6, 2014 5:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After weeks of wet, freezing weather, the roads in the Capital City have taken a beating. Frozen rain expands in the small cracks in the asphalt, creating larger fissures that can turn into potholes. The Department of Public Works typically has two crews filling potholes around... more »
  • More than $400 million for area roads

    February 5, 2014 6:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state has more than $400 million invested in road projects in Baton Rouge and some of the surrounding areas. Sponsored by the Department of Transportation and Development, the "Geaux Wider" campaign has dedicated more than $340 million to I-10 and I-12 projects around Baton Rouge... more »
  • Sand now causing issues on dry roads

    January 31, 2014 11:25 PM

    CENTRAL- Crews worked to clean highways of sand, spread to make roads safer after the ice event this week. Now, police said they were worried the sand was causing wrecks after the fact. The sand, while it helped in frozen conditions, is slick when the streets are dry and... more »
  • Road work not delayed much from winter weather

    January 31, 2014 5:45 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Work continues on Highway 73 between I-10 and Airline Highway after a three-day lull caused by the winter storm. Crews said the storm didn't impact the project much, besides the three days they were forced off the road. "The weather just needs to make it's mind... more »
  • Workers coming up short after icy weather

    January 30, 2014 5:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Workers who depend on tips for day-to-day expenses say the icy weather left them out in the cold after shutting down roads and closing businesses. Freddie Taylor, owner of Poor Boy Lloyd's downtown, said the deep freeze hurt his restaurant's numbers this week. "It shut... more »
  • Sheriff: thanks for being responsible

    January 29, 2014 10:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Fewer people requested the help of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office during the recent freeze but more deputies were utilized to deal with traffic issues the sheriff said Wednesday. Thirty-three extra deputies were used to patrol roads and reserve deputies were also asked to supplement... more »
  • Sunlight Wednesday doesn't mean safe roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 28, 2014 11:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The WBRZ storm team warned people Tuesday that dangerous winter conditions are not over. While sleet, ice, or snow subsided in the evening, cold temperatures mean roads will not thaw out by Wednesday morning. Expect it to be bitterly cold with morning wind chill values into... more »
  • Ice fight to continue overnight, Wednesday morning on roads Play Video

    January 28, 2014 11:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Ice is expected to linger on highways overnight and into Wednesday, making driving dangerous. But, the state will continue to fight the ice overnight Tuesday with crews targeting priority routes. A spokesperson for the Department of Transportation and Development said workers are covering shifts for 24-hours. Trucks... more »
  • Snow and sleet pounds West Feliciana Parish

    January 28, 2014 5:27 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE- A rare sight was visible on South Louisiana roads Tuesday. State workers used snow plows to clear thick ice off of roads in West Feliciana Parish. For law enforcement, there were headaches trying to ensure the roads were safe. Lukily, most listened to the warnings to stay... more »
  • Freeze shuts down lanes on I-12

    January 27, 2014 9:49 PM

    HAMMOND - DOTD announced that they will shut down lanes on I-12 in Livingston Parish in preparation for the freezing weather. Transportation officials said that the inside left lane in both directions will be closed on I-12 starting at 12:00 a.m, Tuesday. The lane closures will be located between... more »
  • EBR preparing for winter weather

    January 27, 2014 4:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE- With the threat of winter weather in our area, officials in East Baton Rouge Parish are on high alert. Parish leaders and department of public works says they're ready for whatever comes this way. DPW crews will be working around the clock to prepare for the weather.... more »
  • Road closure update

    January 25, 2014 10:21 AM

    1:30 Update from State Police Atchafalaya Basin Bridge open eastbound, closed westbound. West Baton Rouge Parish: LA 1 entrance and exit ramps from I-10 East and West Iberville Parish: I-10 West at the Atchafalaya Basin East Baton Rouge Parish: I-110 North and South... more »
  • Road conditions expected to improve

    January 25, 2014 8:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The roads and bridges closed because of icy conditions are expected to open today as the temperatures rise above freezing and the roadways have had the time to thaw. State troopers say they do not know how long major roads will be closed, but they say the... more »
  • Livingston issues curfew

    January 24, 2014 9:45 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Livingston Parish officials, including Sheriff Jason Ard and Parish President Layton Ricks, have issued a parish-wide curfew until 7 a.m., Jan. 25. Leaders in the parish said the slick, dangerous roads and harsh weather conditions prompted them to issue the curfew. Only essential personnel will be allowed... more »
  • West Feliciana Parish battles icy roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 24, 2014 5:49 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - Icy roads gave motorists trouble Friday in East and West Feliciana Parishes. Tommy Boyett with West Feliciana Parish Homeland Security said deputies responded to around a dozen car crashes due to icy roads. Parish workers spread sand and salt over bridges in the parish to fight... more »
  • Construction changing your drive in 2014 check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 3, 2014 10:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Millions will be spent on state highways and city streets this year to ease congested roadways. A lot of big projects are set to wrap up in 2014, including the widening of Staring Ln. in the Capital City. Starring Ln. between Perkins Rd. and Highland... more »
  • Businesses still hurting over O'Neal Lane work Play Video

    January 3, 2014 5:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After a delay of more than two years, construction on O'Neal Lane is scheduled to be finished by the end of February. However, business owners in the area say the damage has already been done. The $20 million project is part of the city-parish Green Light... more »
  • Livingston Parish made a deal!

    December 17, 2013 10:28 PM

    LIVINGSTON- An olive branch has apparently been extended among feuding parish leaders in Livingston Parish. Leaders, upset over roads, have been at odds over hiring a contractor to do repairs. Parish council members were upset the parish president hired a firm without their consultation. After a discussion, the... more »
  • Survey: we're the worst drivers

    December 16, 2013 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Tuesday morning you're sharing the roads with the nation's worst drivers, a new study reports. A website that tracks car insurance rates, posted the list. Second to Louisiana was South Carolina. "People drive reckless and fast," driver Talvin Bibbins of Baton Rouge said. "I mean, they... more »
  • Residents tackle road issues Play Video

    October 3, 2013 6:03 PM

    GREENSBURG - People in St.Helena Parish are at their wits' end when it comes to bad roads in the parish. Shiloh Baptist Church Road is number three on the parish's road priority list, and is filled with potholes. The parish has set aside money to fix the road but... more »
  • Road project list prioritizes projects around Juban Crossing

    October 2, 2013 10:36 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Leaders believe roads along I-12 must take priority when it comes to upgrading and rehabilitation so the parish can advance into the future. Wednesday, Parish President Layton Ricks affirmed Cook Road is at the top of a controversial list deciding which get work first. He was supposed to... more »
  • Share your thoughts on expanding Perkins Road

    September 30, 2013 9:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Perkins Road could be the next big road project here, and residents will get a chance to talk about it this week. There is a meeting to discuss potential routes on Wednesday at St. George School from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The project would be... more »
  • Four transported in overnight crash

    September 23, 2013 9:28 PM

    ZACHARY- A man responding to a fire call was injured in a crash that closed one of the city's busier streets Monday night. Three others were hurt when a pick-up and a sedan collided. East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's deputies investigating the crash said the man was responding... more »
  • People want their bumpy roads taken seriously check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 29, 2013 9:44 PM

    WALKER - Livingston Parish council members are at odds about a parish wide overlay project to repaved neglected roads. "I feel like it was a stab in the back," councilman Chance Parent said at a recent meeting. He was caught off guard when parish president Layton Ricks contracted... more »
  • Livingston road meeting takes bumpy turn check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    August 27, 2013 10:55 PM

    LIVINGSTON- A discussion among parish council members about repairing roads in Livingston Parish took a bumpy turn Tuesday night. Leaders became upset with each other over setting up requirements for engineers who will do work under the parish road plan. They also argued over who should hire engineers for... more »
  • Neighbors want something done after deadly crash

    August 25, 2013 5:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Neighbors want something done to prevent another person from crashing into a ditch near their homes after a man died early Sunday morning. The crash happened around 5:40 a.m. on Merrydale Avenue near Satinwood Drive in Baton Rouge. Investigators say 22-year-old Rico Robinson ran off the... more »
  • LSU gives campus makeover Play Video

    August 16, 2013 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Students at LSU can expect some changes on campus when classes begin. Crews are currently installing new crosswalks and landscaping on Dalrymple Drive that's expected to ease traffic and make it safer for pedestrians. "We're taking the straightaways out, we're putting in angle parking and... more »
  • Road work continues at LSU as classes approach

    August 16, 2013 10:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A number of roads and lanes on LSU's campus are still torn up for projects, with just a few weeks to go before classes begin. The work has ripped up crosswalks on Dalrymple and other parts of the central campus, narrowing lanes and leaving construction crews... more »
  • Ascension Parish plans around 70 road repairs Play Video

    August 13, 2013 4:01 PM

    GONZALES - Ascension Parish officials plan to repair around 70 roads by the end of 2014. Carla Drive off Highway 44 was slated for repair work for next year's road maintenance project, but was pushed up to this year's project after the road base failed. Ascension Parish Chief Engineer... more »
  • Lee Drive fully open until July 25

    July 21, 2013 4:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lee Drive between Perkins Road and Highland Road is now fully re-opened to traffic, according to DOTD. DOTD says no closures, including lane closures, are planned along Lee Drive between Perkins and Highland until July 25. Additional information regarding the future closures along Lee Drive... more »
  • Leaders approve shuffle to fund road repairs check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Flooding on Eden Church becoming a major issue

    June 25, 2013 10:23 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Flooding problems remain along Eden Church Road, despite $2.2 million in recent improvements. The road went under a redesign to resurface and widen the road, straighten a dangerous s-curve and fix flooding issues. Some claim the road was built lower than planned, and now parish... more »
  • Police jury considering measures to fix roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • LSP: One dead after chemical plant explosion

    June 13, 2013 1:06 PM

    GEISMAR - State Police confirmed one person has died after a massive chemical plant explosion in Geismar this morning. They made the announcement just before 1 p.m. near the Williams Olefins plant on La. 30, where an explosion and fire broke out around 8:30 a.m. An LSP spokesperson... more »
  • EMS: 60 people injured in chemical plant explosion

    June 13, 2013 9:16 AM

    GEISMAR - Emergency responders says dozens of people have been taken to local hospitals for injuries after a chemical plant explosion this morning in Ascension Parish. Acadian Ambulance said they transported 47 patients via ambulance and buses to hospitals for treatment, and airlifted 13 to local hospitals and burn... more »
  • Ascension Parish to discuss road maintenance

    June 11, 2013 10:31 AM

    GONZALES- The Ascension Parish Transportation Committee will meet this evening to discuss road projects. A list of proposed roads that need maintenance is expected to be introduced to the committee. The committee is also expected to discuss current work project statuses. News 2 will have more on... more »
  • Report: Louisiana rated C- for infrastructure

    March 19, 2013 9:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana's roads and other infrastructure elements were rated a C- by a group of engineers. The American Society of Civil Engineers 2013 Report Card suggests roads, bridges, and levees aren't up to par. Researchers said more than half of roadways are in poor or mediocre condition.... 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 »
  • More road work wanted in Livingston Parish check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 4, 2013 10:05 PM

    WALKER- Leaders in Livingston Parish want to widen Hwy. 190 across more of the parish. It's part of the "wish list" they gave federal leaders when the two groups met in Washington, D.C. Recently. In addition to Hwy. 190, leaders want other streets to get attention, too. ... more »
  • Roads, rivers still closed in Ascension Parish

    January 17, 2013 5:17 PM

    GONZALES - Parts of Ascension Parish are still dealing with flooding after recent severe weather. Parish emergency managers said the following roads are still closed because of high water. Recreational waterways are also still closed in the parish until the rivers drop back below safe levels. ROAD CLOSURES... more »
  • Potholes popping up in Baton Rouge check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 11, 2013 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Potholes are popping up more and more in East Baton Rouge as heavy rain moves through the city-parish. "Potholes are more like ponds these days," said driver, Laura Moore. They form when rain gets into cracks in the road, causing the ground to expand and pull... more »
  • High water closes roads in Ascension Parish

    January 8, 2013 8:16 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH- At least four roads are being monitored for high water and have been closed. Deputies set-up barricades to warn drivers the water is too high to cross. The following roads are believed to be impassable: Black Bayou at Roddy Road Duplesis at Beaujohn Road Hwy 73... more »
  • Options eyed for Ascension road projects

    December 7, 2012 9:01 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez says he will bring to the Parish Council next week plans on how to fund traffic projects in unincorporated parts of the parish. The move comes following the overwhelming defeat of a proposed sales tax last month aimed at funding such projects.... more »
  • More women have driver's licenses than men in US

    November 12, 2012 12:28 PM

    WASHINGTON - Women are passing men on the nation's roads. A study by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute says more women have driver's licenses than men. That's a reversal of the longtime gender gap behind the wheel. Researchers say that's likely to lead to safer, smaller and more... more »
  • Ascension sales tax could help improve roads check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 23, 2012 5:16 PM

    GONZALES - A half-cent sales tax could be the answer to solving Ascension Parish's traffic problems and voters will get the chance to have their voices heard on the measure this November. The proposed tax would generate about $8 million annually, allowing the parish to secure an $80 million... more »
  • Florida Blvd. construction begins check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 15, 2012 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Transportation and Development is working to repave a bumpy patch of Florida Blvd. The 2.6 mile stretch is from N. Foster Dr. to Airline Highway. Prep work has begun in the intersection of N. Foster Dr. and by the Airline Highway ramps. ... more »
  • Live oaks a blessing, problem for Garden District check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 3, 2012 5:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Garden District has been named as one of the top 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2012 by the American Planning Association. The Garden District has been recognized for their neighborhoods, community and live oak trees. APA's Great Places are an example of character and foster economic... more »

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