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  • Meeting with engineer first step of considering new river bridge

    August 20, 2014 10:19 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- Parish leaders met with an engineer to discuss a study that would investigate the feasibility of a new bridge across the Mississippi River Wednesday. The bridge would connect Iberville and Ascension parishes and help ease traffic congestion on the I-10 bridge in Baton Rouge. Tuesday, the parish... more »
  • Sights set on new Mississippi River bridge Play Video

    August 19, 2014 9:39 PM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - Two parishes have now signed a cooperative endeavor agreement to perform a study for a new Mississippi River bridge. Iberville and Ascension Parishes have set aside a combined $300,000 for a study to assist the Department of Transportation and Development with investigating the feasibility of constructing... more »
  • Jackknifed semi causes I-10 jam

    August 18, 2014 2:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Westbound lanes of I-10 through downtown hit a crawl's speed Monday. A jackknifed tractor trailer at the top of the New Bridge blocked all but one lane. At one point, state traffic cameras showed little movement around the situation. Law enforcement were on scene assisting, it appeared.... more »
  • Yes, traffic is just getting worse

    August 11, 2014 11:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE- If you use the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge and thought the traffic has only been getting worse, you are correct. Transportation leaders said Monday, traffic snarled at a record pace in July: twice as many. They are trying to figure out what caused the issues. "You... more »
  • Sewage spill slows I-10

    August 11, 2014 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic slowed to a crawl eastbound over the Mississippi River on I-10 Monday due to a sewer by-product that somehow leaked from a truck and covered the interstate at the Perkins Road exit near Southdowns. The substance, which appeared black on DOTD tower cameras perched above the... more »
  • Eastbound closure on New Bridge this weekend

    August 8, 2014 10:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An eastbound lane of the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge will be closed for the weekend so crews can inspect the superstructure. Last weekend, inspectors closed a westbound travel lane to inspect the other side of the bridge. The closure caused signfiicant traffic on I-10. The same can... more »
  • LSU adds more parking, traffic changes for games Play Video

    August 7, 2014 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU announced additional parking spots and changes to traffic for home football games to avoid congestion that plagued fans last year. LSU officials said there are about 2,300 additional parking spots that will be available for the start of football season, and they're going to try... more »
  • Derailment cleanup to last all weekend Play Video

    August 1, 2014 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Cleanup is expected to last the entire weekend following a train derailment on tracks that run along the side of S. Choctaw Drive. Late Friday, crews began inspecting sections of track down from the center of the derailment. Experts replaced railroad ties as they moved closer... more »
  • Mystery sewer line problem closes busy street

    July 31, 2014 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Public works crews are likely going to work overnight and into Friday morning trying to make repairs to a mysterious sewer line failure that was discovered earlier Thursday. The work requires demolition to part of Burbank Drive to allow crews to get to the pipes under the... more »
  • Diesel cleaned up, I-12 reopens

    July 31, 2014 6:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE -All lanes are opened on I-12 West after it was brought to a standstill this morning. According to DOTD, a disabled truck on the shoulder near I-12 West at Drusilla Ln. was leaking diesel on the road. Traffic was diverted while crews cleaned-up the spill. We'll... more »
  • Watch your turns: new traffic flow at wreck-prone intersection Play Video

    July 30, 2014 10:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There will be another change dealing with how traffic is regulated on Burbank Drive. A new stop light will be added south of LSU as The Department of Public Works and the Department of Transportation looks to improve traffic along the heavily clogged street. Monday,... more »
  • I-10 West open after crash with injuries

    July 30, 2014 3:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 westbound traffic slowed to a halt on Wedneday afternoon as an accident with injuries closed lanes and caused afternoon traffic to stack up. State police said the left and center lanes of the interstate between Siegen Lane and Bluebonnet Boulevard were closed as law enforcement... more »
  • Traffic light added to campus route

    July 29, 2014 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A traffic light will be added to regulate flow of vehicles coming and going from the southeast corner of the LSU campus. Crews have started the installation of a light at the West Lakeshore and East Parker intersection. At first, it will flash yellow and red... more »
  • Congestion relief for La. 1

    July 28, 2014 10:17 PM

    PORT ALLEN - The state is formulating a plan to deal with congestion along an important artery on the west side of the river. DOTD evaluated La. 1 following a push from the West Baton Rouge Parish School Board. System leaders said bus drivers have trouble running routes because... more »
  • Driver arrested in hit-and-run where child was hurt

    July 28, 2014 9:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A 20-year-old woman faces charges after a hit-and-run crash where a child was seriously hurt Monday. Police said Maigan Scott hit a six-year-old girl on a bicycle on Washington Avenue between Plank and North 26th Street. According to police, after Scott hit the child, she left the... more »
  • Wreck closes I-12 near Hammond

    July 28, 2014 10:35 AM

    HAMMOND - Traffic officials closed a portion of I-12 after a wreck near Hammond Monday morning. The wreck happened on I-12 East near Pumpkin Center Road, according to the Department of Transportation and Development. Traffic is passing through the area on the right shoulder. DOTD reported the road... more »
  • Traffic on I-10 near Whiskey Bay

    July 27, 2014 6:40 PM

    WHISKEY BAY - State police say a crash earlier today on I-10 westbound at Whiskey Bay is causing heavy delays. The crash is just after the Atchafalaya River Highway exit on I-10 west. Police are advise taking US-190 as an alternate route for the time being. DOTD says... more »
  • Ascension, Iberville could put up money for new bridge study Play Video

    July 25, 2014 10:08 PM

    GONZALES - The Baton Rouge area is a step closer to getting a little traffic relief. Thursday, the Ascension Parish Council approved a resolution to enter into a cooperative endeavor agreement with Iberville Parish to share some of the cost of a traffic study. Based on what Iberville... more »
  • Funeral procession nailed with red light tickets Play Video

    July 25, 2014 5:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A funeral procession driving with a police escort to a cemetery was hit with multiple red light tickets when the procession was ushered through an intersection at Coursey and Cedarcrest. "We had two police escorts on motorcycles, we all had our flashers on and we were in... more »
  • Road reopened after cement truck wreck

    July 21, 2014 10:28 AM

    WALKER - A portion of a road in Walker that was closed due to an overturned cement truck on Monday morning is open again. Walker Police closed Arnold Road in both directions at Burgess Road around 9:45 a.m., and both lanes were open again by 11 a.m. Police... more »
  • Rain causes all-day interstate delay

    July 19, 2014 4:08 PM

    Traffic was backed up most of the day on Interstate 10 eastbound due to inclement weather Saturday morning, according to DOTD. Showers came through Baton Rouge starting around 9 a.m. causing the initial delays. The traffic then continued well into the afternoon with cars and trucks backed up to... more »
  • Another Friday traffic fiasco on the Basin Bridge

    July 18, 2014 4:25 PM

    GROSSE TETE- Drivers traveling eastbound had to deal with another mess of traffic due to a wreck in Iberville Parish Friday afternoon. Traffic cameras showed traffic was stopped almost across the entire 18-mile long bridge over the Atchafalaya Basin for about an hour. The incident comes a week... more »
  • Breakdown on bridge causes heavy I-10W delays

    July 18, 2014 10:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A stalled vehicle on the Mississippi River bridge backed traffic up along I-10 and I-12 at the beginning of what could shape up to be a rainy, traffic-filled Friday in Baton Rouge. BRPD were on the scene shortly after 10 a.m. attempting to move the broken-down... more »
  • Obama pushing research on cars that talk to cars

    July 15, 2014 2:33 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama is envisioning a time when cars will be able to talk with other cars or with America's roads. He says such technology could prevent crashes, cut down on traffic and save gasoline. Obama on Tuesday will visit a federal highway research center in northern... more »
  • I-10 reopened on Basin Bridge

    July 12, 2014 10:28 AM

    BREAUX BRIDGE - I-10 east is now open after an accident involving an 18-wheeler with hazardous materials on the Basin Bridge, according to State Police. Officials say the blockage was just past the Atchafalaya River Highway exit. Traffic heading eastbound was diverted to I-49. I-10 westbound was briefly... more »
  • Dump truck on fire causes I-10 delays Play Video

    July 11, 2014 10:36 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Late morning traffic headed east across the Mississippi River Bridge ground to a halt as an 18-wheeler caught fire near the middle of the bridge on Friday. The truck blocked the right lane of I-10 East and caused delays in both directions. DOTD said authorities... more »
  • Truck hauling glycerin flips on Airline

    July 8, 2014 7:25 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A wreck involving a truck hauling liquid used in pharmaceutical and skin care products will likely take hours to cleanup. The semi flipped in the ditch on the eastbound lanes of Airline Highway across form Sherwood Commons. The tanker is not leaking, firefighters said. "There is... more »
  • Motorcyclist dies in evening wreck

    July 7, 2014 10:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police identified a biker who died overnight when his motorcycle hit another vehicle and wrecked in Baton Rouge. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson said Travis Castle, 34, of Baker died in the wreck on North 17th and Choctaw Drive. Investigators said Castle was heading west... more »
  • Road closures and parking for BR Fourth of July

    July 4, 2014 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - If you're headed downtown this evening for WBRZ's Fireworks on the Mississippi and other Fourth of July festivities, Baton Rouge Police has a heads-up regarding road closures and parking before and after the event. Police began closing off River Road and Government Street between St. Louis... more »
  • 18-wheeler fire closes I-10W near Gonzales

    July 3, 2014 4:17 PM

    GONZALES - Authorities closed I-10 West near Gonzales after a tractor trailer caught on fire during the afternoon rush. It happened near the LA 30 exit on I-10 West. DOTD said congestion is back to Sorrento. The left lane re-opened at 4:20 p.m. Traffic officials asked drivers in... more »
  • LADOTD warns of nightly lane closures on I-12

    June 30, 2014 10:52 AM

    WALKER - I-12, eastbound and westbound, from LA 447 to Satsuma Rd. will be reduced to a single lane starting this evening from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., according to a spokesperson for LADOTD's Geaux Wider program. The nightly closures, expected to end on Wednesday, July 2, will allow... more »
  • Rush hour traffic snarled by I-10 wreck

    June 27, 2014 5:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A wreck on I-10 West snarled rush hour traffic in Baton Rouge Friday afternoon for more than an hour. The wreck happened at I-10 West and Washington around 3:45 p.m. according to DOTD and blocked the left and center lanes of travel. No one was... more »
  • Long weekend will kick-start July 4 travel

    June 26, 2014 6:12 AM

    NEW YORK - Highways will be packed once again this July Fourth weekend, with 41 million Americans expected to travel at least 50 miles or more. That's up about 2 percent from the 40.3 million who traveled during last year's Independence Day weekend, according to auto club AAA. The calendar... more »
  • Storm damage closed Old Hammond Wednesday

    June 25, 2014 5:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Lightning and heavy downpours moved into the area late Wednesday afternoon, causing traffic headaches and widespread power outages. Old Hammond Highway, between Sherwood and Flannery, was closed early in the evening rush and remained closed late into the night because lanes were blocked by a downed... more »
  • Deadly crash under investigation

    June 15, 2014 7:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police say one person was killed in a traffic crash Sunday afternoon. Katie Young, 75, sustained fatal injuries. Officials say she was hit by another car while north on Flannery at Florida Boulevard. Investigators say the other car was driven by a 49-year-old... more »
  • Police: Woman charged with homicide after overnight deadly crash

    June 14, 2014 10:54 AM

    IBERVILLE PARISH - State police say one woman will be arrested on a homicide charge once released from the hospital. This after a fatal crash that caused traffic headaches for more than four hours Friday night into Saturday morning. Lois Rudd, 24, was traveling west on I-10 just past... more »
  • LSP: 18-wheeler wreck causes I-10 East delays

    June 13, 2014 10:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana State Police reported I-10 Eastbound past Grosse Tete is back open after briefly being closed due to an 18-wheeler that ran off the road. Troopers said motorists can expect delays and should take US 190 as an alternate route while recovery of the 18-wheeler is... more »
  • LSP: Avoid I-12 near LaCombe due to wrecks

    June 11, 2014 1:07 PM

    LACOMBE, La. - State Police warned drivers to avoid I-12 near LaCombe in St. Tammany Parish after two crashes Wednesday. Troopers said the wrecks happened on I-12 East near La. 434 at mile marker 73. Pictures from the scene showed at least one 18-wheeler was involved. LSP Troop... 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 »
  • I-12 near Livingston open again after wreck

    June 6, 2014 3:25 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Louisiana State Police report that I-12 is open again at mile marker 26 in Livingston Parish after being closed by an earlier accident. Heavy congestion can be expected for the next hour, according to LSP. DOTD said drivers should take US 190 as an alternate route.... more »
  • Wreck snarls rush hour I-10 traffic in EBR

    June 4, 2014 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State Police said a wreck with injuries brought traffic to a standstill on I-10 in East Baton Rouge Wednesday afternoon. DOTD said the wreck blocked the right lane on I-10 West before Highland, and involved two vehicles. The people involved had minor injuries. Traffic was... more »
  • Speed limits to change on thousands of streets

    May 28, 2014 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City work crews will begin replacing speed limit signs in thousands of neighborhoods with brighter reflectors and slower speed limits after a vote by the Metro Council Wednesday. The council approved an agenda item to lower the speed limit from 30 to 25 on streets that do... more »
  • Council to discuss lowering speed limit, replacing 12,000 signs Play Video

    May 27, 2014 9:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Residential traffic in East Baton Rouge Parish could be moving slower, if the Metro Council approves a speed limit change. The proposal by councilman Ryan Heck would reduce the speed limit from 30 to 25 on non-striped residential streets inside city limits and in unincorporated areas.... more »
  • Bayou Country Superfest traffic was a nightmare

    May 23, 2014 2:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A Friday traffic fiasco lasted around seven hours as thousands of people descend on the city for a weekend of country music and others left to join the traffic headed out of town for an extended weekend. State traffic leaders issued an alert to drivers headed into... more »
  • DOTD: new bridge could be beneficial to traffic

    May 22, 2014 10:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Traffic leaders said they'll likely look at traffic counts and the other data when studying the feasibility of a new bridge over the Mississippi River. The Department of Transportation and Development talked about the proposal Thursday, a day after state lawmakers backed a resolution requesting an additional... more »
  • Drivers hope Pete's Highway alternative will help congestion Play Video

    May 22, 2014 10:19 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Traffic along Range Avenue has hit a breaking point for many drivers and Thursday night engineers and infrastructure experts unveiled plans that could help solve their problem. Three solutions, two include adding an exit at Pete's Highway, just east of the Range exit. "The purpose... more »
  • Engineers to talk about Pete's Highway exit today

    May 21, 2014 10:42 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- Thursday, state traffic leaders will discuss the possibility of adding a new exit and interchange to I-12. Engineers will display drawings for changes to I-12 at Pete's Highway. Adding an exit there could help ease congestion on Range Avenue. Other routes are being discussed. A population... more »
  • Thought today was bad? Next week could be worse Play Video

    May 16, 2014 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers had another rough commute Friday afternoon, due to wrecks, construction and congestion. Around 5:30 Friday evening, eastbound traffic on I-10 was smooth sailing, while I-10 West was stacked to Ascension. "Wherever I'm going, I'm not getting there anytime soon," said Ned Fasullo, who created... more »
  • Troopers will enforce new I-12 lane regulation Play Video

    May 16, 2014 4:46 PM

    WALKER - After several wrecks along Interstate 12, the state is cracking down on 18-wheelers using the left lane to travel through construction zones. The Department of Transportation and Development is now demanding that all commercial truck drivers remain in the right lane from Walker to the Tangipahoa Parish... more »
  • Crashes and stalled vehicles cause more I-10 delays

    May 16, 2014 3:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Only hours after congestion cleared from a late morning crash with serious injuries on I-10 westbound, Louisiana State Police said delays and congestion can again be expected on I-10. LSP said they are currently working to clear a six car crash, a stalled vehicle, and a... more »
  • Lane restrictions on I-12 because of annoying crashes

    May 15, 2014 10:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The state put restrictions on commercial vehicles traveling I-12 through the construction zones between Walker and the Tangipahoa Parish line. The restrictions will hopefully reduce the number of wrecks in the area, the Department of Transportation and Development said. Recently, crashes have caused day-long traffic jams. ... more »
  • Pothole on La 1 causes snarl on I-10 Play Video

    May 13, 2014 3:27 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Finally, some six hours after emergency bridge work began on La. 1 in West Baton Rouge, westbound I-10 cleared of major traffic. A lane closure on the Intracoastal Bridge caused gridlock onto I-10 where wrecks and stalled vehicles added to the nightmare Tuesday afternoon. Hours after... more »

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