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  • Likely closures and delays along Airline due to Montrell Jackson's funeral procession

    July 25, 2016 10:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Commuters may want to take an alternate route Monday due to a funeral procession on Airline Highway. Officer Montrell Jackson's funeral is likely to cause closures and delays on Airline from Winbourne Avenue to Florida Boulevard from approximately noon to 3 p.m. There is already heavy... more »
  • All lanes now open on Greenwell Springs Road

    July 25, 2016 7:13 AM

    CENTRAL - All lanes are open on Greenwell Springs Road. Greenwell Springs Road was closed on Monday morning in both directions between Denham Road and Liberty Road due to an accident. A concrete mixer truck hit a curb and flipped over while traveling on Greenwell Springs Road. Louisiana... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-12 West

    July 19, 2016 8:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on 1-12 West. The left lane of I-12 West near Millerville was closed Tuesday morning due to the accident. The delay from this accident remains at Juban Road in Denham Springs. Accident w/ inj involving a motorcycle I12 W... more »
  • All lanes now open on I-10 West

    July 18, 2016 6:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are now open on I-10 West at the Mississippi River Bridge. The right and center lanes of I-10 westbound at the bridge were blocked early Monday morning due to an accident. Congestion from this accident is approaching the I-10/I-12 split. HUGE MESS... more »
  • 18-wheeler pins vehicle on Airline Highway near Old Hammond

    July 13, 2016 12:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Part of Airline Highway is closed to traffic Wednesday morning after an an 18-wheeler partially pinned a vehicle while turning. The accident is on Airline past Old Hammond Highway. According to DOTD, all lanes are now open after they were closed temporarily earlier on Wednesday morning... more »
  • Louisiana transportation task force meets Tuesday

    July 11, 2016 10:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A push that may produce the most sweeping changes in Louisiana's roads and bridges in nearly 30 years gets underway Tuesday. A transportation task force named by Gov. John Bel Edwards is set to hold its first meeting. Six months later, it is supposed to make... more »
  • Suburban St. Louis officer wounded in shooting

    July 8, 2016 4:12 PM

    DALLAS - Authorities say a driver shot and wounded a suburban St. Louis police officer during a traffic stop. The shooting happened around 11 a.m. Friday in Ballwin. Ballwin Police Chief Kevin Scott said at a news conference Friday that the attack happened around 11 a.m. and was captured... more »
  • $60 million federal grant could help deal with I-10 nightmare

    July 5, 2016 2:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal grant will help fund changes on I-10, Congressman Garret Graves announced in a news release Tuesday. Sixty-million dollars will be used to facilitate closing the existing Washington Street exit in Baton Rouge and building a new, left exit for the Old South Baton Rouge... more »
  • Traffic snarl stretches for 19 miles between Lafayette and BR

    July 1, 2016 3:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A nearly 20 mile-long delay is stretching west from Baton Rouge toward Lafayette starting at the foot of the Mississippi River Bridge as holiday traffic combines with Friday commuters to drag eastbound travel to a near standstill. LA DOTD took to Twitter early Friday afternoon to... more »
  • Traffic deaths surged in 2015 as driving hit new record

    July 1, 2016 11:41 AM

    WASHINGTON - The government says traffic deaths surged last year as drivers racked up more miles behind the wheel than ever before. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says preliminary estimates show fatalities rose 7.7 percent to about 35,200 in 2015. That's makes last year the deadliest driving year since... more »
  • Vehicle overturns after hit-and-run causing I-12 West delays

    June 30, 2016 9:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - An overturned vehicle on I-12 West at O’Neal Lane is causing heavy Thursday morning commute delays. At 8:30 a.m., the closed right lane reopened, leaving the center and left lanes blocked. Congestion related to the crash had stretched to Juban Road by that time. Baton... more »
  • Lanes now open after accident blocked center lane of I-12 East at Juban Road

    June 29, 2016 3:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – All lanes are now open after an accident on I-12 East at Juban Road had the center lane of the interstate blocked on Wednesday around 3 p.m. According to DOTD, traffic has backed up to Range Avenue. Stay with WBRZ on Facebook and Twitter for... more »
  • 18-year-old arrested after slamming victim to the ground, pushing officer in traffic

    June 27, 2016 12:32 PM

    THIBODAUX - Thibodaux Police arrested a man after slamming a victim to the ground until unconscious and pushing a police officer into traffic. On Friday, June 24 around 1:20 a.m., 18-year-old Chase Hutchinson and the victim were arguing outside of a bar at the intersection of West 2nd and St.... more »
  • Program lets Boston commuters drive some, cycle the rest

    June 26, 2016 3:37 PM

    BOSTON - Commuters who want to avoid Boston's rush-hour traffic jams now have the option of driving part of the way to work and cycling the rest. The recently expanded Park & Pedal program offers motorists a chance to park for free at nearly 20 locations near major employment centers,... more »
  • Man in custody following standoff on Wilmot Street

    June 24, 2016 9:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge Police say they arrested a man Friday evening after he refused to stop for officers before barricading himself in a home. This happened at a home near the intersection of Wilmot Street and Conrad Drive. BRPD told News 2 officers attempted to make a... more »
  • All lanes back open after wreck closes I-10 East at Grosse Tete

    June 24, 2016 2:50 PM

    GROSSE TETE - All lanes of I-10 East are back open after they were closed by a wreck near Grosse Tete on Friday afternoon. Lane closures were in effect for more than 45 minutes as crews worked to clear the accident from lanes of travel. A seven mile... more »
  • Car on fire causes I-10 West delays near Highland Rd. exit

    June 20, 2016 2:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials say a vehicle fire caused a lane closure that led to a five-mile delay on I-10 West Monday afternoon. The left lane of I-10 West near the Highland Road exit remained closed for around 30 minutes as crews worked to clear the vehicle that... more »
  • Westbound lanes of Skip Bertman Dr. closed due to roadway failure

    June 16, 2016 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials in East Baton Rouge Parish say a failure in the roadway has resulted in a closure of part of Skip Bertman Drive near LSU effective immediately. The closure affects Skip Bertman Drive between River Road and Nicholson Drive. Both westbound lanes will be closed,... more »
  • Multi-vehicle crash causes massive I-10 East delays

    June 14, 2016 5:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Multiple lane closures following a wreck involving as many as four cars brought I-10 East past College Drive to a near standstill Tuesday evening as commute traffic picked up. All lanes were back open as of 4:30 p.m., but not before three miles of bumper-to-bumper traffic... more »
  • 5 injured in multi-vehicle wreck on I-10 East past Whiskey Bay

    June 14, 2016 10:06 AM

    WHISKEY BAY - Five people have been hospitalized and I-10 East past Whiskey Bay remained closed for more than an hour after a wreck involving multiple vehicles on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge. LA DOTD reported traffic was not passing through as of 9 a.m. on the bridge just past... more »
  • Study ranks Baton Rouge as 2nd most dangerous city for drivers Play Video

    June 13, 2016 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Just days after Gov. John Bel Edwards established a statewide task force to take on infrastructure issues, a regional coalition has released a study that ranks Baton Rouge as the second most dangerous city in the nation for motorists. The Capital City ranked behind only Detroit... more »
  • Governor's new task force to take on state's transportation woes

    June 10, 2016 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards and state traffic officials with LA DOTD announced the formation of the Governor’s Task Force on Transportation Infrastructure Investment on Friday. The Governor signed an executive order this week, officially creating the task force. “For years, the Transportation Trust Fund has... more »
  • I-10 buckled Wednesday

    June 8, 2016 7:37 PM

    METAIRIE - Two westbound lanes of I-10 closed Wednesday due to pavement buckling. State Police advised motorists via Facebook of the lane closures in Jefferson Parish at Power Boulevard. Troopers said the buckling closed left and center lanes of the Interstate in an area about ten miles west of... more »
  • LA 22 in Gonzales to see first upgrades in 20 years Play Video

    June 7, 2016 5:51 PM

    GONZALES - LA 22 in Gonzales is a worn down stretch of road that hasn't been fixed in 20 years, but the state and city are uniting to make the roadway smoother and safer. "It needs to be redone, a lot of big trucks travel on there, its real... more »
  • Lanes of I-110 South at Chippewa now open after blocked from accident

    June 6, 2016 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE – All lanes of I-110 South at Chippewa Street are now open after the left and center lanes were blocked on Monday afternoon. The blockage was due to an accident. According to DOTD, congestion has reached passed Mohican Street. Stay updated with traffic through WBRZ on Facebook and... more »
  • New Orleans police officer injured in traffic accident

    June 5, 2016 1:48 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans police say one of their officers has been seriously injured during a traffic accident. Multiple news outlets reported that Superintendent Michael Harrison said the officer was inside her police vehicle on the side of the road with the emergency lights on when she was... more »
  • LA 1 North at Intracoastal Canal open after car fire caused closure

    June 1, 2016 12:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- LA 1 North at the Intracoastal Canal Bridge re-opened after it was closed to traffic due to a vehicle fire. Traffic is still backed up to three miles in length. Stay with WBRZ on Facebook and Twitter for traffic updates. more »
  • Lanes open on Mississippi Bridge after blocked from stalled car; congestion remains

    May 30, 2016 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open after DOTD reported that the center and right lanes on I-10 West were blocked on the Mississippi River Bridge, however congestion reamins following the incident. The lane blockages were due to a stalled vehicle. Congestion from the incident has reached the I-10/I-12... more »
  • Accident on I-12 caused traffic in Livingston; lanes now clear

    May 30, 2016 12:29 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Lanes are now clear after an accident on I-12 West caused traffic congestion on Monday around 11: 15 a.m. The congestion was at I-12 West on South Satsuma Road due to an accident that happened in the median, according to DOTD. Traffic congestion reached LA 63 (Livingston).... more »
  • Heavy delays after car stalls on Mississippi River Bridge

    May 27, 2016 1:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials say a drivers should expect heavy delays on I-10 east after a stalled car on the Mississippi River Bridge caused congestion for hours Friday morning. The Department of Transportation reported around 9:30 a.m., a stalled vehicle blocked the right lane on I-10 East. Although... more »
  • Will robot cars drive traffic congestion off a cliff?

    May 15, 2016 2:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Self-driving cars are expected to usher in a new era of mobility, safety and convenience. But here's the problem, according to researchers: People will use them too much. Experts foresee robot cars chauffeuring children to school, dance class and baseball practice. The disabled and elderly will have new... more »
  • City-Parish and DOTD to share traffic data with Waze Play Video

    May 11, 2016 10:20 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Mayor’s Office announced Wednesday a formal data-sharing partnership between the City-Parish, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Waze to improve traffic efficiency and gain deeper insights that could lead to a better understanding of traffic conditions in the Capital City. Waze is a free, real-time crowdsourced... more »
  • Walker roundabout construction begins Monday Play Video

    May 9, 2016 7:10 PM

    WALKER- Construction for the addition of a roundabout on the I-12 ramp in Walker started on Monday. The Department of Transportation and Development believes that adding the roundabout will make traffic safer and faster. The work started on Monday on a quarter-mile stretch of LA 447. Audry Gonzales, a Walker... more »
  • Multiple accidents bog down Friday morning commute

    May 6, 2016 11:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Multiple accidents locked down traffic on the interstate system in Baton Rouge Friday morning. Around 10:12 a.m., the right lane of I-10 East was blocked before the I-110 split due to an accident. That incident was cleared, but congestion from the incident reached LA 415 near... more »
  • Walker lane closures start Monday for roundabout work

    May 5, 2016 10:21 AM

    WALKER - Roundabout construction starts Monday on La. 447 at I-12 as crews close travel lanes to prepare for the new traffic feature. DOTD first announced it was considering a roundabout for the interchange in 2013. Then, the state said ten miles of La. 447 between La. 16 and... more »
  • Anticipate possible delays with partial road closure at College Drive Play Video

    May 5, 2016 9:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge officials are closing lanes on College Drive southbound from S Foster Drive to Westdale Drive due to sewer maintenance. The city will close the lanes from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. instead of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The northbound lanes of College Drive... more »
  • New digital sign gives WBR commuters leg up on travel time Play Video

    May 3, 2016 3:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Travelers who commute into the Metro area from West Baton Rouge across the Mississippi River are very familiar with just how bad traffic can be. Now, the State Department of Transportation is hoping to give motorists a leg up on which routes will take the least amount... 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 »
  • Tuesday morning commute will feature new traffic information

    May 2, 2016 3:18 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Tuesday morning, a new traffic sign listing drive times will be turned on. The sign, on La. 1 south of I-10, will be turned on and start showing data at 6 a.m. The sign will provide travel times from the sign’s location to the I-110, US... more »
  • Parts of Florida Blvd closed due to low hanging power line

    April 30, 2016 4:29 PM

    WALKER – Part of Florida Boulevard in Walker was closed Saturday afternoon due to a low hanging power line. At 3:15 p.m., Traffic officials announced that both directions of US 190 were closed at Corbin Avenue. Eastbound traffic was diverted at LA 447 and westbound traffic was diverted at... more »
  • Construction in Zachary aimed to ease LA 64 traffic Play Video

    April 27, 2016 7:28 PM

    ZACHARY - A widening project is tying up the commute for some people passing through Zachary. Louisiana Highway 64 is one of the busiest roads along Zachary, and the Department of Transportation and Development is expanding the road. Murphy Express is located in the middle of the construction.... more »
  • Heavy congestion on I-10 W following crash on Mississippi River Bridge

    April 26, 2016 2:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials are reporting heavy backups on I-10 Westbound as the noon our draws to a close on Tuesday. LA DOTD reported on Twitter that the center lane is blocked on 10 West on the Mississippi River Bridge due to a wreck. Crews are currently working... more »
  • Wreck before I-10/12 West merge causes morning backup

    April 25, 2016 10:57 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A mid-morning crash before the I-10/12 merge has caused significant delays westbound through Baton Rouge on Monday. The left lane is blocked due to vehicle recovery operations, according to DOTD. Traffic is passing through the four right lanes. Congestion related to the incident have stretched... more »
  • Stalled vehicle causes I-10 East delays on bridge

    April 22, 2016 4:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Friday evening commute into Baton Rouge from Port Allen is off with a bang as a stalled vehicle has closed multiple lanes of I-10 East. As of 3:15 p.m., the left and center lanes remained blocked on I-10 eastbound on the Mississippi River Bridge due... more »
  • I-10 West/East delays after College Drive crash

    April 21, 2016 5:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are open now I-10 West past College Drive after an accident Thursday afternoon. Traffic from the accident has reached Siegen Lane on I-10 and Drusilla Lane on I-12. Be sure to check out our traffic cams before you head home from work, and... more »
  • Travel time sign up, now being tested on La. 1

    April 20, 2016 7:29 PM

    PORT ALLEN - State traffic managers are testing a new, partly digital road sign that will provide drivers with commute times. The sign has been installed on northbound La. 1 but is not provided real-time information. A DOTD spokesperson said there is no date on when the sign will... more »
  • I-110 S reopens near N. 22nd Street

    April 20, 2016 8:06 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Authorities reopened I-110 Southbound near North 22nd Street after an accident early Wednesday morning. Crews shutdown the interstate around 7:00 a.m. and diverted traffic near N. 22nd Street. Congestion is backed up to Evangeline Street. more »
  • New Orleans looks into 'bike-sharing' system

    April 20, 2016 4:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans officials are seeking proposals from businesses interested in operating a bike-sharing system in the city. Mayor Mitch Landrieu's office announced the request for proposals in a Tuesday news release. The system envisioned by city leaders would offer low-cost access to a fleet of bikes at fixed... more »
  • Flooding, traffic the talk of planning meetings in Prairieville, Baton Rouge

    April 19, 2016 12:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Flooding, traffic and environmental concerns were the focus of planning discussions over new subdivisions in Baton Rouge and Prairieville Monday night. In Ascension Parish, an Appeals Board overruled the Planning and Zoning Commission, possibly paving the way for a new development at the intersection of Parker... more »
  • Wrecks lead to Friday commute delays

    April 15, 2016 5:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LA DOTD reported a pair of accidents as the 5 o'clock hour approached on Friday. A three mile delay was expected in connection with a wreck that closed the left lane of I-10 East at the Highland Road exit. Traffic was passing through in the right... more »
  • Traffic delays back to normal after warning of heavy traffic

    April 15, 2016 12:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Drivers traveling on I-10 and I-110 should expect heavier than normal traffic congestion Friday. Congestion has returned back to normal afternoon traffic delays on I-10 and I-110, according to traffic officials. Traffic officials warned that inclement weather could cause heavier than normal delays earlier Friday morning.... more »
  • Traffic clear after soggy morning commute

    April 13, 2016 11:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE – Congestion cleared around 10 a.m. Wednesday after traffic officials warned that weather would bring heavier delays. DOTD officials sent out a notification around 8 a.m. warning drivers to expect heavier than normal delays due to inclement weather. Those delays were compounded after separate accidents blocked lanes... more »
  • Unusual wreck closes I-10 in Lafayette

    April 12, 2016 4:27 PM

    LAFAYETTE - An unusual mishap closed lanes of I-10 here Tuesday. A mobile home being towed by a truck overturned. Pictures shared with WBRZ showed the home had tipped onto its side. Lafayette-area news outlets said the interstate was going to shutdown westbound near I-49 while crews put... more »
  • Overturned vehicle blocks lanes on I-12 in Livingston

    April 8, 2016 4:34 PM

    SATSUMA - Eastbound lanes of I-12 slowed because of an overturned pickup truck Friday afternoon. The truck was flipped on its side, facing on-coming traffic. It was not immediately clear what hapened or if anyone was injured. DOTD has not issued a traffic alert about the situation as... more »
  • State Police warn drivers when going to Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Play Video

    April 8, 2016 10:29 AM

    PONCHATOULA- The annual Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival is set to kick off this weekend and is expected to bring over 300,000 visitors to the area. The traffic quickly surrounds the interstate and causes dangerous backups and forcing closures of interstate exits. In an effort to improve the traffic flow, Louisiana State... more »
  • Monday's drive home off to a slow start

    April 4, 2016 5:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gridlock started at 4 p.m. for eastbound drivers headed away from downtown Monday. A vehicle stalled and blocked the right lane at College Drive just as the evening rush started. Traffic was moving through the center and left lanes, but it caused a traffic jam across... more »
  • DOTD holding meeting about Walker roundabout plans Play Video

    March 30, 2016 4:57 PM

    WALKER - While the state is considering plans that feature multiple roundabouts along Highway 447, Walker leaders are voicing concerns. The Department of Transportation and Development will hold a public meeting Thursday to go over the three options to address traffic and safety on Highway 447. Two of the options... more »
  • DOTD: LA-1 at I-10 East now open after closed due to car fire

    March 30, 2016 3:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - DOTD announced that drivers can expect heavier than normal delays on I-10 East Wednesday afternoon. According to DOTD, the delays are due to an earlier incident. Also, LA-1 South (Port Allen) is closed to traffic at I-10 East due to a car fire. Traffic is not... more »
  • State hopes to use technology to ease traffic trouble Play Video

    March 30, 2016 12:07 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Since most proposed fixes to solve Baton Rouge's traffic problems, like a new bridge or a loop are too costly, the state Department of Transportation and Development is looking at more affordable options like improving technology. One example is signs on each side of the river providing... more »
  • DOTD warns of possible week-long outage of traffic data

    March 29, 2016 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A network outage will cut off traffic data along heavily congested areas of I-10 and Airline Highway, DOTD revealed Tuesday afternoon. In a tweet, state traffic officials said the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) could be down for a week starting Tuesday. The ITS is a system... more »

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