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  • Overturned tractor-trailer causes lane closures on I-10 East at LA-30 Play Video

    February 5, 2016 7:03 AM

    GONZALES - I-10 East was closed near LA-30 as crews worked to clear an overturned tractor-trailer from the road. Just minutes after noon, traffic officials announced all lanes were back open after lanes had remained closed Friday morning. Traffic congestion remained backed up around five miles at the time... more »
  • Wreck, stalled vehicles cause I-10 W backup from Miss. River Bridge to Bluebonnet

    February 3, 2016 4:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A pair of incidents have led to a rough start to the Wednesday evening commute in Baton Rouge. Things got kicked off properly with multiple vehicles stalling on I-10 West on the Mississippi River Bridge just after 3 p.m., blocking multiple lanes of traffic and causing... more »
  • Say it ain't so: Study finds I-10 should be widened, new bridge needed

    February 2, 2016 4:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A gaggle of business executives issued a report on the region's road issues Tuesday, blaming a backlog of projects in part for a lack consensus over its highest priority projects. The analysis by CRISIS - Capital Region Industry for Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions - identified four key... more »
  • I-10 West sees delays due to incident on shoulder

    February 1, 2016 12:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Congestion built on I-10 West at S. Acadian Thruway Monday morning due to a stalled vehicle and debris recovery operations on the shoulder. LA DOTD announced all lanes were back open on I-10 West past the I-10/I-110 split at around 11:50 a.m. after crews removed debris... more »
  • Police expect to arrest driver who hit speeds of 133 mph

    January 29, 2016 4:12 PM

    KILLIAN - Police expect to arrest the driver of a vehicle clocked on radar driving at speeds exceeding 130 mph Friday. The Killian Police Department said a black Infiniti was seen driving above the posted speed limit on Old Highway 22. An officer said the driver was cruising at... more »
  • New round of public meetings to study I-10 corridor

    January 29, 2016 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The state Department of Transportation and Development scheduled another series of public meetings to discuss possible ways to solve traffic jams along the I-10 corridor in Baton Rouge. The meetings will specifically look at the section of I-10 stretching from Essen Lane to LA 415 in... more »
  • Engineers to discuss Pecue I-10 interchange

    January 25, 2016 11:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Engineers will discuss their environmental assessment of a proposed interchange on I-10 at Pecue Lane Thursday. The hearing will discuss the findings of the study, the first leg of a proposed construction project. Since the project is in its infancy, there is not a firm timetable... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 E near Citiplace

    January 25, 2016 8:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 East past College Drive. The right lane was temporarily shutdown after a crash caused one vehicle to catch fire. Congestion from this incident has reached LA-1 in Port Allen on I-10 East and Capitol Access on I-110 South. Drivers are... more »
  • Governor, Mayor meet with top transportation official Play Video

    January 22, 2016 10:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - This week, Governor John Bel Edwards and Mayor-President Kip Holden met with federal transportation authorities about Louisiana's traffic problems. Holden met with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Thursday in Washington, D.C. while Edwards and Secretary of DOTD Shawn Wilson met with him Friday. All three discussed... more »
  • I-12 reopens at Drusilla Lane

    January 22, 2016 7:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic officials have reopened I-12 West at Drusilla Lane after it was temporarily shutdown Friday morning. Congestion from this incident is approaching O'neal Lane. Drivers should expect heavy delays on their morning commute to work and may want to consider using US 190 West as an alternate route. more »
  • I-12 East accident, rain result in major traffic headache

    January 21, 2016 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Rough weather passing through the Capital City area is causing slick driving conditions and backing up traffic. DOTD Officials said an accident blocked the left lane on I-12 eastbound past Airline Highway causing traffic to back up beyond the 10/12 split. Congestion continued to pile up... more »
  • All lanes of I-10 East at Washington Street back open after earlier wreck

    January 16, 2016 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Motorists out for a Saturday drive on I-10 East could see some early afternoon delays as jackknifed truck has resulted in lane closures at Washington Street. All lanes of the interstate were announced back open just before 1 p.m. Saturday after a wreck kept several lanes... more »
  • More road money could include tax increase

    January 15, 2016 9:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Fixing traffic issues and interstate tie-ups is one of the top priorities for the Edwards Administration. Friday, it took some drivers on the interstate about 25 minutes to drive a mile or two . Thousands and thousands of cars and trucks drive in, around and through... more »
  • Obama promise could help I-10 congestion Play Video

    January 15, 2016 7:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The wheels appear to be in motion for Louisiana to get some badly needed road money from the federal government. Governor John Bel Edwards said Friday his administration received phone calls from Washington D.C. about a potential $100 million grant. This comes after President Obama visited earlier... more »
  • Travel time for a few miles hits 21 minutes on I-10

    January 15, 2016 3:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Travel times between major exits on I-10 through the city are approaching 25 minutes since slow downs turned into another Friday afternoon traffic fiasco. As of 5:20 p.m., traffic related to a lane closure on the Mississippi River Bridge caused I-10 West to back up from... more »
  • In ride with president, mayor talked about being stuck in traffic Play Video

    January 14, 2016 5:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - In an unusually brief ride down I-110 to I-10 and the College Drive area Wednesday night, Mayor Kip Holden took advantage of the president's ear to ask for help with a series of issues - most notably, the monster that is traffic. "The situation has reached... more »
  • Flooding means more trains passing through Livingston Parish

    January 14, 2016 5:24 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Police officers in Livingston Parish want drivers to be alert since more trains will be passing through the area after the opening of the Bonnet Carré Spillway. Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Director Mark Harrell says the parish will have an extra three or... more »
  • Lane closure on College Drive could add to Thursday delays

    January 14, 2016 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials put out a word of warning for area residents ahead of a potentially headache-inducing lane closure for construction on College Drive Thursday evening. The right lane of College Drive in front of Albertson’s will be closed starting at 1:40 p.m. Thursday until further notice... more »
  • Obama ticket giveaway brings massive crowds, traffic headaches Play Video

    January 12, 2016 9:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The capital city is getting ready to welcome a very special guest. President Obama will be in Baton Rouge on Thursday speaking to an audience at McKinley High School. Baton Rouge is one of the cities Obama plans to visit after delivering his State of the Union address... more »
  • Big rig wreck closes I-110 North at Government

    January 10, 2016 9:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials closed one side of I-110 in Baton Rouge after a wreck involving an 18-wheeler Sunday night. The wreck happened on I-110 North at Government Street around 8 p.m. and involved the big rig and a second vehicle, according to Baton Rouge Police. Authorities... more »
  • I-10 East at I-10/I-110 split back open after morning closure

    January 9, 2016 11:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes of I-10 East at the I-10/I-110 split are back open after a wreck kept the roadway closed for most of Saturday morning. The queue connected to the accident stretched seven miles past the LA 415 Lobdell exit by the time the all clear was... more »
  • Mississippi River reopens at St. Louis, with limits

    January 4, 2016 11:09 AM

    ST. LOUIS - Traffic is moving again on the Mississippi River at St. Louis, but with some restrictions. The Mississippi rose quickly last week after more than 10 inches of rain fell in Missouri and Illinois, creating major flooding. The result was swift-moving water deemed too dangerous for barges and... more »
  • Engineer pushes highway project, anticipating new bridge

    January 1, 2016 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An engineer is making a pitch these days to officials in suburban Baton Rouge parishes: He's seeking to jump-start a highway project in anticipation of the state someday building a new Mississippi River bridge between Baton Rouge and Donaldsonville. Wilfred Barry, president of Baton Rouge engineering... more »
  • Traffic officials prepare for possible flooding

    December 30, 2015 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State traffic officials are monitoring potential flooding that may come as a result of the high water levels of the Mississippi River and Red River. LA DOTD said they’re actively monitoring the situation, and they have resources prepared in the event flooding occurs. Motorists are reminded... more »
  • Hazmat crew on scene of Essen Lane lumber truck wreck

    December 23, 2015 5:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge Fire Department hazardous materials unit and the St. George Fire Department are on the scene of an accident involving a lumber truck on Essen Lane. Two lanes of Essen were shut down headed toward the I-10 starting in the 5200 block. Traffic in... more »
  • BR roads continue to see pre-holiday traffic surge

    December 22, 2015 2:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Messy weather and increased pre-holiday volume has led to another day of traffic snags in the Capital City. Much like Monday, traffic officials advised motorists of heavier than normal congestion on the interstate through Baton Rouge. Around 3:15 p.m. LA DOTD used their Twitter account to... more »
  • Police ID victim in deadly College Drive shooting Play Video

    December 21, 2015 8:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are searching for two people after a shooting in a parking lot of a strip mall at the corner of College Drive and Corporate Boulevard. Baton Rouge Police said 27-year-old George Reusch Jr. died after he was shot while sitting in his vehicle. Investigators... more »
  • Expect heavier than normal traffic delays Monday

    December 21, 2015 4:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Like an early Christmas present from the Grinch, Louisiana traffic monitors issued a warning to drivers Monday to expect higher than normal delays for the evening rush. Around lunch time, traffic started building on I-10 eastbound between downtown Baton Rouge. At one point, congestion had reached... more »
  • Highland Rd. near LSU closed for emergency sewer line repairs

    December 21, 2015 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Motorists who travel through LSU’s campus as a part of their regular schedule may need to alter their route as traffic workers have closed part of Highland Road to perform emergency sewer line repairs. Highland Road between South Stadium Drive and Tower Drive near Parker Coliseum... more »
  • State sells 'Road Diet' for Government Street Play Video

    December 17, 2015 8:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development made its "Road Diet" pitch to the public Thursday evening. The state hopes to sell the idea of a three-lane Government Street. It's an idea that will have two travel lanes - one in each direction - and a... more »
  • 'Road diet' meeting set for Thursday

    December 17, 2015 8:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic officials are expected to give an update on a road project in Baton Rouge. The Department of Transportation and Development has been working on the Government Street "road diet" for a more than a year. DOTD wants to shrink Government down to three lanes between I-110 and... more »
  • DOTD to discuss status of Green Light Project on I-10 at Pecue Lane

    December 15, 2015 8:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic officials are set to give an update on a project that's expected to improve the flow of traffic around the city. Representative Darrell Ourso is hosting a town hall meeting where DOTD officials will talk about the progress on plans to add another interchange to I-10 near... more »
  • Leaders call for more court hours after amnesty day event

    December 14, 2015 11:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge leaders are calling for City Court to expand its hours to nights or weekends following the city's "amnesty day" event. Hundreds of people turned out on Dec. 5 to pay traffic tickets and work with judges to resolve their district and city court warrants... more »
  • Parish gov't offers to help fund DOTD road project Play Video

    December 10, 2015 11:30 PM

    PORT ALLEN - West Baton Rouge Parish leaders will pony up money to solve a traffic nightmare on the west side of the river. Thursday, the council agreed to putting up 20% of the cost associated with building a highway connecting La 1 and La 415. The project is... more »
  • Overturned car backs up I-10 traffic across bridge

    December 10, 2015 1:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities said no one was hurt when a car overturned in a wreck on I-10 East in Baton Rouge during the noon rush hour. However, traffic backed up due to the wreck along I-10 in both directions. The eastbound lanes backed up past LA 415 at... more »
  • Ribbon cutting marks completion for 1st phase of Essen Lane improvements

    December 10, 2015 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City-Parish officials and Mayor-President “Kip” Holden were present Thursday morning as a ribbon cutting took place at the Essen Lane/Interstate 10 intersection where a project aimed at easing congestion has reached a major milestone. The project is part of a larger collaboration between the mayor’s Green... more »
  • December 8, 2015 Morning News Pop

    December 8, 2015 8:12 AM

    Here are today's top stories: Multiple 18-wheelers involved in fiery wreck; I-10 shutdown in both directions between LA 77 and I-10/110 split EBRSO warns of phony warrant scam Heisman hopes tackled, Fournette not a finalist Next several days: morning fog, afternoon sun, gradual warming Updates... more »
  • I-10 reopens after 12 hour closure due to big rig pileup Play Video

    December 8, 2015 5:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police reopened I-10 West through West Baton Rouge after a seven-vehicle pileup involving several tractor trailers forced it closed for around 12 hours. Trooper Nick Manale said investigators are still looking into the root cause of the wreck, which he said happened around 3... more »
  • Sunshine Bridge construction ends ahead of schedule Play Video

    December 7, 2015 11:33 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE – Ahead of schedule, the Sunshine Bridge was completely open for commuters Monday. A $25 million construction project on the bridge connecting St. James and Ascension Parish ended months ahead of schedule. Since April 2012, crews have been cleaning, painting and making repairs to the bridge. The project... more »
  • Hundreds attend annual BR traffic amnesty day

    December 7, 2015 12:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Hundreds of people gathered during Baton Rouge's annual "amnesty day" for a chance to pay traffic tickets and work with judges on-site to resolve their district and city court warrants without having to risk arrest. East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar C. Moore III and Councilwoman... more »
  • Lanes reopened on I-10 West at Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

    December 6, 2015 6:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials said all lanes are now open on I-10 W at the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge after a wreck involving multiple 18-wheelers closed the bridge Sunday afternoon. According to the DOTD officials, the wreck happened at mile marker 122 on the Basin Bridge. Traffic was diverted... more »
  • Traffic officials working to extend Dijon Drive to future health facility Play Video

    December 3, 2015 10:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The state and the Capital Region Planning Commission propose adding another road to a heavily congested part of Baton Rouge. The project calls for an extension of Dijon Drive off Essen, to connect to a future children's hospital expected to break ground a few months. The... more »
  • I-10E closure caps day of delays, previews more to come

    December 1, 2015 7:06 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Louisiana State Police closed I-10 East entirely between Lafayette and Baton Rouge after a wreck involving multiple vehicles Tuesday evening. The closure capped a day filled with wrecks, congestion, and delays for drivers trying to travel between the two cities. At one point traffic was backed... more »
  • Wrecks, weather causing heavy delays on the interstate

    December 1, 2015 10:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Louisiana State Police are investigating multiple crashes that happened on I-10 Eastbound west of Ramah. Emergency crews are working to clear the interstate at mile post 128. The right lane and shoulder are blocked but traffic is still passing through the left lane. Drivers should expect heavy delays... more »
  • Warrants on traffic fines waived this Saturday

    November 30, 2015 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities in Baton Rouge said people with outstanding warrants over traffic fines can clear their records without facing a trip behind bars this weekend. Baton Rouge Police said Dec. 5 is Traffic Bench Warrant Amnesty Day for East Baton Rouge Parish. Law enforcement and court officials... more »
  • Baker Canal bridge closed immediately

    November 30, 2015 12:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Engineers closed an East Baton Rouge Parish bridge over the Baker Canal Monday after they said a structural timber had rotted out. The Department of Transportation and Development ordered the Old Baker - Zachary Road Bridge over the canal closed. The city-parish said it stay closed... more »
  • Heavy traffic delays remain after the holiday weekend

    November 30, 2015 9:09 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic is moving slowly this morning after a busy holiday weekend. The interstate was covered in gridlock Sunday as drivers made their way back into town after the extended weekend. Drivers were stuck in bumper to bumper traffic, resulting in a stressful day for travelers. "Baton Rouge is... more »
  • Heavy traffic bogs down Baton Rouge highways

    November 29, 2015 7:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic for miles is what drivers witnessed all day, Sunday. People heading back home after Thanksgiving, to fans going back to their state after the LSU v. Texas A&M game, the interstates were packed with drivers. "Baton Rouge is usually pretty bad. We've done this a few... more »
  • BRPD patrolling for holiday traffic jams

    November 27, 2015 2:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they will post additional rapid-response officers on the Baton Rouge interstate system this Sunday to quickly clear any wrecks or other incidents which could cause traffic jams during the post-holiday rush. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said a similar effort last year worked more than 80... more »
  • US traffic deaths rise sharply after small decline in 2014

    November 24, 2015 3:02 PM

    DETROIT - Government estimates show U.S. traffic deaths rose 8 percent for the first six months of this year, following a slight decrease in 2014. Because of the increase, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it will hold a series of meetings nationwide to get ideas on how... more »
  • All lanes open on I-10E after early afternoon wreck

    November 21, 2015 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Officials said all lanes are open on I-10 East after an early afternoon wreck caused heavy traffic through Baton Rouge. Department of Transportation and Development officials said congestion on I-10 had reached 9 miles from the Mississippi River Bridge to College Drive. Traffic officials said... more »
  • November 20, 2015 Morning News Pop Play Video

    November 20, 2015 7:04 AM

    Here are today's top stories: 1 person taken to the hospital in shooting on Monet Drive Long list of projects could mean a new bridge in 30 years Many key positions up for grabs in Saturday's election Frosty cold front to cross Louisiana Updates all... more »
  • Long, long list of projects could mean a new bridge in 30 years

    November 19, 2015 6:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A 30 year transportation dream still includes a new bridge across the Mississippi River in the capital area, but it's on a long list that is second to another long list of other projects DOTD released to lawmakers Thursday. "This plan provides the vision for our... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-12 W near Essen

    November 17, 2015 9:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-12 West following an earlier accident. Congestion from this wreck has reached O'Neal Lane. Drivers can take US-190 as an alternate route. more »
  • All lanes reopen on I-10 W at Louise Street

    November 16, 2015 10:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-10 West following an earlier accident that shutdown two lanes. Congestion from the wreck is approaching Essen Lane. more »
  • 11-mile traffic jam reported after wreck on I-10E

    November 13, 2015 6:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said a wreck on I-10 East caused an 11-mile backup coming into Baton Rouge Friday evening. The Department of Transportation and Development said I-10 East was closed around 5:45 p.m. due to the wreck at the I-10 / I-110 split. Details about what... more »
  • Siegen back open after diesel spill

    November 10, 2015 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said Siegen Lane and Perkins Road are back open after a wreck and diesel spill during the evening rush hour. The wreck involved a semi at the intersection of Siegen and Perkins at around 4:15 p.m. Emergency responders said it shut down two... more »

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