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  • 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 »
  • State to list travel times on some congested roads Play Video

    March 28, 2016 7:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A new digital traffic sign will be in place sometime in the next month on the west side of the river, DOTD said. The sign on La. 1 will list travel times for drivers. State traffic monitors will use data to determine how long it will... more »
  • Traffic backed up? Bridge out? More states deploying drones

    March 27, 2016 2:46 PM

    BOSTON - State transportation departments across the country are increasingly studying the use of unmanned aerial vehicles - better known as drones - for everything from inspecting bridges to helping clear car accidents. Michigan transportation officials are set to begin a two-year drone study. Minnesota has tested a drone to... more »
  • Woman taken to the hospital following train wreck Play Video

    March 22, 2016 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A train crash stopped traffic near the intersection of Essen and Perkins during the evening rush Tuesday. Traffic near OLOL is even more of a mess than usual. Ambulance appears to be taking a different route. pic.twitter.com/omReW8pN2o — Brittany Weiss WBRZ (@MsBWeiss) March 22, 2016... more »
  • In live WBRZ interview, congressman calls for progress dealing with I-10 traffic Play Video

    March 21, 2016 7:24 PM

    B ATON ROUGE - Congressman Garret Graves argued there needs to be more solid communication among traffic engineers and state lawmakers about planning construction projects in I-10 through Baton Rouge. Graves, the newly-elected member of the U.S. House of Representatives, appeared on WBRZ's morning news program, 2une-In , Monday... more »
  • Accident, stalled semi-truck causes massive congestion on I-10 West

    March 20, 2016 2:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials say an accident and stalled semi-truck caused serious congestion on I-10 West in Baton Rouge Sunday. As of 6:17 p.m., the right lane was blocked on I-10 East on the Mississippi River Bridge due to a stalled vehicle. Traffic was passing through the left... more »
  • I-10 opened in both directions at Louisiana-Texas border

    March 18, 2016 7:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana State Police announced I-10 is now open in both directions at the Louisiana-Texas border. The westbound direction reopened first, followed by the eastbound lanes a couple of hours late I10 westbound now open at Louisiana/Texas state line — Louisiana DOTD (@La_DOTD) March 18,... more »
  • Crash on Highland Rd. leads to flipped SUV

    March 18, 2016 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Louisiana State Police are currently working a wreck on Highland Road which ended in a SUV flipped over. The accident happened Friday afternoon near the Siegan Lane intersection on Highland Road. State Police have not released any information about the wreck at this time. The... more »
  • Wet weather brings more traffic delays in Baton Rouge

    March 18, 2016 3:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Traffic officials say drivers should expect heavier than normal delays Friday as wet weather passes through the Capital City area. DOTD officials expect heavier than normal delays on I-10, I-110, and I-12. Scattered thunderstorms are widespread and are expected to linger through the weekend. Officials later... more »
  • Accident near I-10/12 split snarls Thursday traffic

    March 17, 2016 5:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – An accident on I-10 East near the I-10/12 split has caused traffic to snarl across Baton Rouge Thursday afternoon. Around 4:40 p.m., traffic officials reported that the right lane of I-10 East was blocked due to an accident. Traffic was passing through the four left lanes,... more »
  • FOLLOW UP: Trucker has bizarre explanation for parking big rig on I-12 Play Video

    March 16, 2016 11:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A truck driver is charged with blocking traffic on the interstate Tuesday night. Wesley Caldwell, 55, parked his rig in the right lane of the interstate heading east on I12. He continued to back up traffic in Livingston parish late Tuesday night, and early Wednesday morning. When... more »
  • High water leads to road closures in Ascension Parish Play Video

    March 10, 2016 3:33 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Ascension Parish sheriff's deputies say several roads are already closed due to high water that has risen as heavy rainfall began Thursday afternoon. The current closures are located in West Ascension Parish and are as follows: St. Patrick Street at Williams Street St. Patrick at the underpass Iberville... more »
  • Roads closed, traffic gridlocked as storms pass through Baton Rouge

    March 10, 2016 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - As severe weather passes over Baton Rouge, drivers traveling on the interstates can expect to have serious traffic delays. DOTD officials say a stalled tractor trailer blocked the left lane on I-10 west on the Mississippi River Bridge. Congestion from that incident backed up traffic to... more »
  • Delays expected on I-10 West from Essen to Miss. River Bridge

    March 9, 2016 11:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 West from Essen Lane to the Mississippi River Bridge saw heavier than normal congestion for around an hour Wednesday morning after debris removal operations closed LA 1 South in Port Allen. All lanes of LA 1 were reopened at around 10 a.m. Wednesday when crews... more »
  • All lanes back open after crash with injury on Florida Blvd.

    March 8, 2016 11:11 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Florida Boulevard at Sharp Road is back open after all lanes remained closed for close to an hour following an accident with injury Tuesday morning. The wreck happened at around 10 a.m. Details are still limited on the injuries sustained during the crash. Traffic was... more »
  • Naked, dancing woman causes Texas traffic nightmare

    March 7, 2016 7:38 PM

    HOUSTON - Traffic woes aren’t uncommon in Texan metro areas, but things got a little weird when a dancing naked woman brought traffic to an abrupt standstill in Houston on Monday. Traffic on US-290 near Houston was already at a standstill due to an earlier accident, but the gridlock... more »
  • Part of Corporate Boulevard to be temporarily closed this weekend

    March 7, 2016 1:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An upcoming closure of one lane of Corporate Boulevard could be the source of additional backups at a heavily trafficked intersection this weekend. The westbound outside lane of the roadway at College Drive will be closed on Saturday, Mar. 12 from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.,... more »
  • Traffic just got worse as Friday's commute wore on

    March 4, 2016 4:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The commute hit its usual afternoon snag Friday. Problems started before 3 p.m. and traffic monitors said it was expected to linger until after 7 p.m. First, Traffic in both directions slowed between the New Bridge and Washington Street because earlier incidents on both sides... more »
  • Two transported to hospital after crash with BRPD unit

    March 4, 2016 4:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE – First responders say two people were transported to the hospital after a crash involving a Baton Rouge Police unit Friday afternoon. Witnesses say the crash happened near Scenic Hwy. and Amarillo. EMS said two people were transported from the scene. The officer was not transported. ... more »
  • Ashley Fruge - Traffic Anchor

    March 4, 2016 12:25 PM

    Ashley Fruge is a traffic anchor and reporter for WBRZ News 2 in early 2016. Ashley hails from New Orleans where she graduated from Archbishop Chapelle High School, and would go on to get her undergraduate degree from Loyola University where she graduated cum laude. As a student at... more »
  • All lanes open on I-110 S at Government

    March 3, 2016 8:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-110 South at Government Street. Traffic officials shut down the interstate earlier this morning due to a wreck involving an 18-wheeler. According to EMS spokesperson Mike Chustz, upon responding to the incident, emergency crews requested an additional unit to help at... more »
  • Traffic alert: 25,000 expected for LSU events tonight

    March 2, 2016 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Four different sporting events at LSU will likely mean huge crowds and lots of traffic Friday. Baseball, softball, gymnastics , and tennis are expected to draw as many as 25,000 people to the Nicholson area of campus. Events start at 5 p.m. North Stadium Road... more »
  • Wednesday afternoon snarl starts with overturned car on I-10

    March 2, 2016 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - I-10 toward downtown was at a standstill for a part of Wednesday afternoon after a car overturned above Washington Street. The vehicle could be seen upside down from state traffic cameras. Numerous emergency crews were gathered around the vehicle and, at times, traffic was moving around... more »
  • Man kills dog, shoots himself while hiding from police after crash Play Video

    March 2, 2016 12:56 AM

    SPRINGFIELD - While hiding from police after a car crash, a man shot and killed someone else's dog before turning the gun on himself Tuesday night in Livingston Parish. It started when Killian Police and Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies responded to a call about a single vehicle crash on... more »
  • West Baton Rouge meeting on I-10 rescheduled for March

    February 25, 2016 2:03 PM

    ADDIS - State officials rescheduled a meeting about improvements to I-10 after it was canceled due to severe weather earlier this week. Engineers will discuss with the community plans and ideas on how to deal with traffic on the congested interstate between La. 415 and the I-10/I-12 Split. The... more »
  • Storms knocked out power, closed roads Tuesday

    February 23, 2016 2:31 PM

    LIVINGSTON – High winds associated with a deadly line of storms Tuesday knocked out power and closed streets. In Livingston Parish, sections of Highway 190 closed just after lunchtime due to a downed telephone pole. Highway 190 is closed in town of Livingston for a downed telephone... more »
  • Ahead of severe weather, meeting to address I-10 traffic canceled

    February 23, 2016 10:21 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Weather appears to have scared off a discussion about finding ways to solve traffic problems on I-10. A Tuesday meeting in West Baton Rouge was canceled. The meeting had been scheduled for the evening. It was not immediately clear if it will be rescheduled. DOTD... more »
  • Right lane closed on US 190 W before Miss. River Bridge

    February 22, 2016 9:47 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The left lane has opened on US 190 West before the Mississippi River bridge, leaving just the right lane blocked. The left lane is also blocked on US 190 East past the Mississippi River Bridge for emergency crews on scene. Congestion from these closures is stretching all the... more »
  • DOTD seeking public input to solve I-10 traffic nightmares Play Video

    February 21, 2016 3:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A series of public meetings to discuss possible ways to solve traffic jams along the I-10 corridor in Baton Rouge start this week. The first meeting starts Monday morning. The state Department of Transportation says the meetings will look at the section of I-10 between Essen... more »
  • Upcoming meetings to discuss I-10 improvements, BR streetcar

    February 19, 2016 2:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic improvement plans will be discussed at a series of meetings next week in the Greater Baton Rouge area. Planners and engineers will discuss two projects at separate meetings. The state will hold open house public meetings about improvements to the I-10 corridor from Essen Lane... more »
  • I-110 S reopens at I-10/110 split; delays remain

    February 19, 2016 9:48 AM

    BATON ROUGE- All lanes are now open on I-110 South at the I-10/110 split after an accident temporarily shut down the interstate. Traffic is passing through all lanes, but congestion on the road is stretching beyond Capitol Access Road. Stay up to date on Click HERE to see the... more »

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