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  • Transportation committee clashes over new ideas 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 »
  • IBM experts in town to solve traffic problems Play Video

    September 29, 2014 4:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some of IBM's top talent are in Baton Rouge to solve the city's traffic problems. It's part of IBM's Smarter Cities Challenge that grants cities $500,000 to solve its biggest issue. The team of six experts met with city leaders Monday to introduce themselves and kick... more »
  • IBM consultants begin BR transportation study today

    September 29, 2014 10:50 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Consultants from IBM arrive in Baton Rouge today to begin three weeks of study that will hopefully emerge with solutions to the city's constant issues with transportation. The panel of experts from the technology giant meet in the Metro Council Chamber with Mayor-President "Kip" Holden and... more »
  • People frustrated with intersection Play Video

    September 26, 2014 5:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The intersection at Burbank and E. Boyd has some people scared for their safety and the safety of others. A wreck at that intersection yesterday "It is a matter of life and death. If you saw the car from yesterday and there had been somebody... more »
  • IBM experts to tackle BR's transportation pains

    September 25, 2014 11:00 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Transportation headaches have long been as much a part of life in the Capital City as LSU tailgating and Pat Shingleton's weather forecasts. On Monday, a team of IBM experts will come together to kick off a study that could produce a solution to one of Baton... more »
  • Drivers must obey new speed limit on busy street

    September 23, 2014 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The speed limit has changed on Staring Lane. New signs alerting drivers to the now 35 mph speed limit have been stalled. The change came when neighbors complained the four-laned thoroughfare's 40 mph speed limit was too high. "Everyone knows, with the posted speed limit everyone's... more »
  • Traffic delays on I-10 west on new bridge

    September 21, 2014 6:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic is backed up on I-10 west from an accident earlier Sunday afternoon. Traffic has been piling up since the accident just after 1:30 p.m. and is now reaching the I-10/I-12 merge. DOTD says the accident has been cleared and all lanes are open, but... more »
  • Person hit by vehicle outside prep football game

    September 19, 2014 8:24 PM

    WATSON - State Police worked a crash involving a pedestrian outside of Live Oak High School Friday evening. Authorities were dispatched to the scene after reports that someone was hit by a vehicle. Emergency crews were sent to the school shortly before 8 p.m. The Live Oak High... more »
  • Staring speed limit lowered

    September 10, 2014 9:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- City leaders lowered the speed limit on the newly resurfaced areas of Staring Lane during the Metro Council meeting Wednesday. People complained following a WBRZ report , where it was reported the city was installing signs setting the speed limit as 40 mph on the stretch of... more »
  • Overturned semi closes EBR-Livingston connector

    September 10, 2014 7:23 PM

    WATSON- State Police closed the intersection of Magnolia Beach Road, Magnolia Bridge Road and La. 1019 Wednesday evening after a semi overturned at the end of rush hour. The highway closed shortly before 6 p.m. and was closed until about 8:30 p.m. A WBRZ photographer on the scene... 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 »
  • Port Allen man dies in accident with garbage truck

    September 7, 2014 3:28 PM

    PORT ALLEN, La. - State police say a Port Allen man died in a weekend traffic accident involving his car and a garbage truck. The accident happened Saturday morning on Louisiana Highway 415 in West Baton Rouge Parish. A state police news release says 59-year-old Frederick Brown Jr. was driving... more »
  • 2 deer tie up traffic on Golden Gate bridge

    September 6, 2014 12:02 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Authorities say a pair of deer on the Golden Gate bridge snarled traffic in and out of San Francisco during the evening commute. The California Highway Patrol says the deer were in the busier northbound lanes leading out of the city toward Marin County on Friday evening... more »
  • Reminder: What to know before LSU game day Play Video

    September 4, 2014 5:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU will implement several changes to game day parking and traffic starting this football season. Tiger fans will no longer be able to park in the street along Nicholson Drive or Burbank Drive south of Skip Bertman Drive. In addition, a pedestrian buffer zone will be... more »
  • DOTD OKs left turns at Burbank and E. Boyd intersection

    September 4, 2014 1:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Left turns at the intersection of Burbank Drive and East Boyd Drive are legal again as of Thursday, according to traffic officials in Baton Rouge. The busy intersection attracted attention in July when the traffic signal was removed and a stop sign installed in its place.... more »
  • Vitter campaigns in BR on traffic woes Play Video

    September 3, 2014 4:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Senator David Vitter was on the campaign trail in Baton Rouge today in his run to become governor. He said traffic and infrastructure are a top priority and that Baton Rouge has the worst problems. Kary Bryce owns a North Louisiana trucking company, and said that... more »
  • Fallen trees cleared, I-12 reopens Play Video

    September 2, 2014 10:53 PM

    ALBANY- Westbound lanes of I-12 closed Tuesday night and authorities warned drivers to stay off the interstate until early Wednesday morning because trees fell onto the highway. A State Police advisory reported at about 10:30 that I-12 between Albany and Holden had closed to Baton Rouge-bound traffic. "Expect... more »
  • Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

    September 2, 2014 2:31 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Public officials and safety advocates worry there will be more drivers high on pot and a big increase in traffic deaths as states liberalize marijuana laws. It's not clear, though, whether those concerns are merited. Researchers are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana's effects show the... more »
  • The Friday traffic fiasco has arrived

    August 29, 2014 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The nightmare drive through the state's capital has begun; starting earlier than usual for many drivers Friday. State traffic cameras show I-10 is clogged heading over the Mississippi River. Congestion builds near the bridge and is slow, if not stopped in a few areas, to Siegen Lane.... more »
  • Baton Rouge Autobahn will have a speed limit Thursday Play Video

    August 27, 2014 9:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Drivers along Staring Lane will have to obey a new speed limit Thursday. After a study, the Department of Public Works will set the speed limit at 40 mph. It will be the first time drivers will be told how fast they can drive since construction... more »
  • Traffic troubles explained at LSU's Science Cafe Play Video

    August 26, 2014 11:16 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic headaches are an everyday reality for citizens of the Capital City, but tonight's informative event at Chelsea's Café will give an LSU expert a chance to break down the science of why the delays happen and what we can do to make the city move faster.... more »
  • Fire with yellow smoke shuts down Florida Blvd.

    August 25, 2014 3:52 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Firefighters closed a highway and evacuated a business near an underground fire Monday in Baton Rouge. A fire department spokesperson said they received a report of yellow smoke coming from a fire in a drain on Florida Boulevard. Witnesses told News 2 they saw flames and... more »
  • No issues found during 'New Bridge' inspection

    August 25, 2014 2:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State inspectors said Monday, recent inspections of the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge found nothing that alarmed them. The state released limited information about the inspection, at the request of the WBRZ News 2 Investigative Unit. The full report is not available for public review, a state spokesperson... more »
  • 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 »

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