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  • Accident causes traffic on bridge in Port Allen

    February 28, 2015 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic is backed up in Port Allen right before the bridge due to a accident with a tractor trailer. All lanes are now open after an accident blocked the center lane on I-10 East on the Mississippi River Bridge. It happened around 1:15 p.m. on Saturday.... more »
  • Zachary crash leaves one person dead, others hurt

    February 26, 2015 9:45 PM

    ZACHARY - One person died and two others were severely injured in a crash Thursday evening. Police said the driver of a sedan turned in front of on-coming traffic and was hit by a utility truck towing a trailer. The truck hit the car on the passenger side and... more »
  • New money is green light for some Green Light projects

    February 25, 2015 10:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The city will jump start five Green Light road construction projects thanks to bond refinancing that will generate $40 million. The entire project is paid for by a 2005 half-cent sales tax program. So far, about $508 million has been spent on upgrades across the parish.... more »
  • People speak out on possible I-10 exit at Pecue Lane Play Video

    February 25, 2015 6:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The public was able to add their thoughts about a long-awaited interchange for Pecue Lane at a meeting tonight in Baton Rouge. The interchange, part of the city-parish Green Light Project, would mean a widening and expansion of Pecue Lane with ramps to the interstate. ... more »
  • Officials meet to discuss improvements to Pecue Lane at I-10 Play Video

    February 25, 2015 7:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Easing traffic in Baton Rouge is always a hot topic, and the Green Light Project is trying to make progress forward. On Wednesday, plans are being discussed to deal with a roadway that's getting busier by the day: Pecue Lane at I-10. There are several ideas... more »
  • US 190 West closed due to overturned 18-wheeler

    February 24, 2015 3:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - US 190 West was closed at Scenic Highway for just over two hours on Tuesday afternoon as crews worked to remove an overturned tractor trailer. LADOTD announced the roadway was open again shortly after 6 p.m. with congestion reaching Hollywood Street as the removal efforts were... more »
  • Hazardous materials transfer closes road

    February 20, 2015 11:05 AM

    LIVONIA - Louisiana State Police asked drivers to avoid a section of US 190 in Pointe Coupee Parish until after lunch while crews work to remove a stuck 18-wheeler that ran off the roadway. Troopers said two tanker trucks were transferring hazardous material at US 190 just east of... more »
  • DOTD to close some north La. highways overnight

    February 16, 2015 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State traffic officials said they plan to close several highways in northwest Louisiana as wintry weather moves through the state overnight. The Department of Transportation and Development said they're also preparing salt, sand and scout trucks to deal with possible sleet or freezing conditions early Tuesday... more »
  • Flipped 18-wheeler closes WBR highway

    February 16, 2015 3:10 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Witnesses said an 18-wheeler flipped in Port Allen Monday afternoon, blocking traffic north of the city for more than an hour Monday afternoon. The Department of Transportation and Development said LA 415, also called North Lobdell Highway, was closed at Plantation Avenue in both directions at... more »
  • Holiday traffic kicks off with I-10 East congestion

    February 13, 2015 2:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - What is sure to be a heavy traffic weekend as Big Easy bound revelers make their way east through the Capital City is certainly underway as a several mile snarl has formed on I-10 East across the Mississippi River Bridge. Traffic officials did not link the... more »
  • All lanes open on I-10 West bridge

    February 13, 2015 6:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Another traffic headache in the Capital City this morning. All lanes were blocked on I-10 West atop the Mississippi River Bridge because of an accident for over an hour. At the time of this post, two lanes have been re-opened and traffic has begun to slowly... more »
  • Deputies: woman, suspect in chase knew each other

    February 12, 2015 10:49 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Investigators said a man who took them on a high speed chase and was charged with simple rape and false imprisonment had a past with the woman at the center of the ordeal. Thursday, the West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said Courtney Lacey and the... more »
  • Crippled semi trailer snarls interstate

    February 12, 2015 3:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said a semi trailer hauling chemicals broke down near the I-10 / I-12 split Thursday, snarling traffic along the interstate system throughout the day. The breakdown happened on the right side of I-10 West approaching the split around noon according to Baton Rouge Police.... more »
  • Witnesses describe motel of horror; man arrested after police chase Play Video

    February 11, 2015 2:04 PM

    PORT ALLEN-Investigators said a report of a kidnapping and rape led to a nearly 40-mile chase from West Baton Rouge Parish across the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge and almost into Lafayette Wednesday. Col. Richie Johnson with the West Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said Courtney Lacey is being charged with simple... more »
  • Lanes reopen on bridge

    February 7, 2015 2:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - All lanes are open on I-10 East on the Mississippi River Bridge after a wreck blocked the center lane. Traffic is backed up to La-415 at the Lobdell exit after crews spent over an hour to clean up the crash scene. The accident happened around... more »
  • Driver accused of smashing into bus has $19,000 bond

    February 4, 2015 10:06 PM

    LIVINGSTON - The man accused of driving under the influence and slamming into a bus loaded with children remained in the Livingston Parish Jail overnight Wednesday on a $19,208 bond. Brandon Vince faces twenty charges following the wreck on Tuesday. He was booked after being released from the hospital.... more »
  • Police identify victim of deadly crash on Mississippi River Bridge

    January 31, 2015 11:12 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man from Crowley died due to a wreck involving a motorcycle and two trucks on I-10 Mississippi River Bridge Saturday afternoon. The cleanup efforts of the accident left drivers sitting on a closed road for hours. Baton Rouge police say 47-year-old Roger Bently... more »
  • An end in sight for LA 73 work Play Video

    January 30, 2015 5:30 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE- The construction on LA 73 is nearing an end as the contractor begins working on the road bed near Airline Highway. The $15.5 million dollar project was expected to be completed last year, but the deadline was extended because of utility problems and weather delays. DOTD says... more »
  • Wrecks slow, shut down highways around Baton Rouge

    January 30, 2015 1:17 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Two wrecks slowed traffic or shut down highways around the Baton Rouge area Friday morning. Traffic along I-10 East into Ascension Parish remained backed up around noon after a dump truck overturned on the shoulder of the road. The truck was hauling gravel and no one was... more »
  • Maps released detail proposed upgrades to Baton Rouge lakes

    January 30, 2015 6:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Ideas to turn the ailing LSU lakes into a showcase range from dredging the sediment that's been choking the water bodies to building boardwalks and parks and restricting traffic. Hundreds of residents pored over maps of potential traffic changes, ecological features and where dredge material from the... more »
  • DOTD: traffic incidents and delays increase in BR Play Video

    January 28, 2015 9:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The traffic nightmare in the capital city is getting worse, according to numbers from the state. Wednesday, the Department of Transportation released its findings of traffic incidents in 2014. The number of incidents are up by more than 1400, accidents blocking lanes increased by 36... more »
  • Sheriffs want popular police-tracking app disabled

    January 26, 2015 4:49 PM

    WASHINGTON - Sheriffs are campaigning to pressure Google to shut down a police-reporting feature on a popular smartphone traffic app. The sheriffs say the real-time tracking puts police officers' lives in danger. The Waze app is a combination of GPS navigation and social networking. It has 50 million users in... more »
  • Severe injuries reported in wreck that closed I-10 Monday night

    January 19, 2015 8:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police reported possible severe injuries in a crash that closed I-10 westbound just before the river bridge Monday night. A state traffic camera showed one vehicle overturned. The crash scene was surrounded by numerous first responders, police officers and their emergency response vehicles. Westbound lanes of... more »
  • Runners ready for Baton Rouge

    January 16, 2015 10:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Downtown will play host to thousands of athletes this weekend. The Louisiana Marathon is Sunday morning but events and smaller races begin Saturday. Runners started to arrive as early as Friday and took to downtown streets to get a feel for the city. "I think the... more »
  • Zachary bypass opened Thursday

    January 15, 2015 11:17 PM

    ZACHARY - City officials opened the newly-completed bypass Thursday. The street is less than a mile long and allows a quick route around the city's busy main street. Designers said the bypass will reduce traffic around the city, especially on Highway 19. "We are committed to continuing to... more »
  • Toll road through the heart of Baton Rouge explained Play Video

    January 15, 2015 4:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State traffic officials received a 28-page plan from an engineering firm that outlines its plan to build a loop through the city. Conversations about a proposal started last year , during the legislative session. Then, lawmakers talked about using existing roads and few new construction projects to... more »
  • DOTD says changes could be coming to deadly curve

    January 14, 2015 1:19 PM

    WALKER - State traffic officials said Wednesday they have no plans to reduce speed along a stretch of road where several deadly wrecks have happened in Livingston Parish, including a wreck on New Year's Eve which killed three people. However, the Department of Transportation and Development said they would... more »
  • Head-on crash closes highway near New Roads

    January 8, 2015 12:46 PM

    VENTRESS - State Police said a head-on collision sent two people to the hospital and closed a highway near New Roads around 11 a.m. Troopers said two vehicles collided on LA 415 north of LA 413 in Pointe Coupee Parish. The road was shut down at that location while... more »
  • 1 million pounds of salt ready for winter weather Play Video

    January 8, 2015 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Transportation officials said they have one million pounds of salt ready to go in case highways around the Baton Rouge area start to ice over Thursday night. The Department of Transportation and Development loaded trucks with sand Thursday and performed full maintenance checks on the equipment... more »
  • Old Perkins Road repairs, may hold some drivers up Play Video

    January 4, 2015 6:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Old Perkins Road will undergo construction this week, meaning at times the road will be down to one lane in each direction. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development said the project will begin Monday and go through Thursday. Lane closures will take place in the... more »
  • People asking for road changes after NYE deaths Play Video

    January 1, 2015 6:13 PM

    WALKER - The New Year's Eve crash that left three dead on Walker South Road has residents asking for change. Stephen Edward says in the time he's lived on the curve where the wreck happened he's counted more than 20 deaths along that stretch of road. "A lot... more »
  • State considering second Plaquemine Ferry Play Video

    December 29, 2014 4:40 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - The state is considering adding a second ferry in the Plaquemine area. The current route connects Plaquemine in Iberville Parish with Sunshine in Ascension Parish. Drivers on the west side of the Mississippi River say it's a headache dealing with Baton Rouge traffic. "We need some... more »
  • Person killed in crash on Hwy. 190 Friday night

    December 26, 2014 9:27 PM

    LIVONIA - Highway 190 was closed after a three-vehicle crash Friday night. Police said one person was killed in the collision. Officers closed westbound lanes as they worked the crash. Chief Brad Joffrion said crash investigators were still piecing together the scene and was not able to release... more »
  • State planning traffic relief for busy interchange Play Video

    December 23, 2014 11:11 PM

    GONZALES - The state announced it is planning two, short-term projects to deal with congestion and safety issues at the Highway 30 interchange with I-10. One project will install an eastbound left-turn lane from La. 30 to Veterans Boulevard. The other will install an additional eastbound lane from near... more »
  • I-12 reopens late Monday night

    December 15, 2014 2:12 PM

    HAMMOND - State Police sprayed foam across I-12 Monday afternoon to clean up a fuel tanker truck which flipped with a full load of gasoline near Hammond, blocking the highway. Troopers closed I-12 in both directions after the big rig wreck on the eastbound side of the highway. Pictures... more »
  • Bridge back open, but traffic backed up

    December 15, 2014 6:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Your morning commute isn't off to a good start this week, with traffic backed-up to the I-10/I-12 split following an accident on the new Mississippi River Bridge. The wreck happened around 6:30 a.m. Monday morning. Hazmat was called to the scene to clean-up diesel leaking from... more »
  • Lane closure on Whiskey Bay Bridge scheduled next week

    December 11, 2014 11:19 AM

    IBERVILLE - Motorists who travel eastbound on I-10 across the Whiskey Bay Bridge will want to be aware of a lane closure, scheduled for high volume morning commute hours, next week. State traffic officials say the right lane of I-10, between mile marker 126.8 and 126.9, will be closed... more »
  • Troopers: Cyclist killed in St Landry Parish

    December 8, 2014 5:08 AM

    OPELOUSAS - State police say a cyclist was killed when a truck hit him as he rode on a highway in St. Landry Parish. Joseph Norman, 55, of Opelousas was killed Saturday shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Louisiana Highway 357, according to state police. Troopers say he was riding a... more »
  • Wreck causes I-10 traffic jam

    December 5, 2014 1:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials said a wreck on I-10 West has slowed down traffic significantly through Baton Rouge. The Department of Transportation and Development said the wreck happened near South Acadian Thruway around 1:20 p.m. It blocked the center and left lanes of I-10 West. DOTD said... more »
  • Second wreck closes Basin Bridge Thursday

    December 4, 2014 8:42 PM

    HENDERSON - For the second time Thursday, I-10 through the Atchafalaya Basin closed due to a wreck involving semis. Eastbound lanes closed near the beginning of the bridge in St. Martin Parish shortly after 7 p.m. It remained closed late into the night as crews worked to tow the... more »
  • Vehicle fire reported near I-12

    December 4, 2014 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Traffic officials warned drivers to be aware of a vehicle fire during the evening rush on I-12 West. The Department of Transportation and Development said a truck was on fire on the shoulder of I-12 at Sherwood Forest Boulevard. The right lane was blocked due... more »
  • Driver killed in La. 30 construction zone crash

    December 3, 2014 1:32 PM

    GONZALES - A driver died overnight after State Police said they wrecked at an Ascension Parish construction zone, the second wreck to happen there in recent days. Troopers said Kirk Canova, 42, died after he smashed into a dump truck on Highway 30 west of I-10 near South St.... more »
  • Revamped intersection will get revamped stop light sequence

    December 2, 2014 11:24 PM

    ZACHARY- State traffic engineers will rebuild the lighting sequence of red, green and yellow lights at a busy intersection starting next week. Tuesday, the state announced plans to only allow vehicles to make a left turn from Highway 61 to Highway 64 when there is a left-turn arrow showing.... more »
  • Distracted driver blamed for lake wreck

    December 1, 2014 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Three people jumped into a neighborhood lake after watching a vehicle get rear-ended and careen into the body of water off Nicholson Drive Monday afternoon. The St. George Fire Department said there was only one person in the vehicle, the driver, when it was hit and driven... more »
  • Police looking for Mustang that hit construction worker

    November 28, 2014 4:43 PM

    GEISMAR - State Police are looking for the driver of a car that hit a construction worker in Ascension Parish last week. Troopers released information about the suspected vehicle involved. Authorities said Friday, they are looking for what is possibly a white or silver, newer model Mustang. The Mustang... more »
  • Holiday travel highest in five years

    November 26, 2014 6:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Highways and streets are clogged on the busiest travel day of the year and much of that traffic is caused by the drop in price at the pump. AAA predicts more than 40 million people will get behind the wheel this holiday season, the highest number... more »
  • Traffic nightmare eases, will return Sunday

    November 26, 2014 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's the early Christmas present no one wanted: holiday traffic slowed to a crawl like a family after the big Thanksgiving meal Friday. Traffic jams lingered on busy surface streets like Perkins and the interstate systems well past rush hour. The issues started early. Shortly after... more »
  • Thanksgiving travelers contend with rain, snow

    November 26, 2014 1:49 AM

    MINEOLA, N.Y. - A nor'easter packing rain and snow is posing special challenges along the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor for travelers headed to their Thanksgiving celebrations. The National Weather Service says major Northeast cities are likely to see moderate to heavy rain most of the day. New York and other places... more »
  • DANGER ZONE: Top 5 Most Dangerous Intersections Play Video

    November 17, 2014 10:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge is notorious for traffic congestion and wrecks snarl your commute, almost daily. News Two's Alexa Vogue narrowed the five most dangerous intersections and the spots identified are where you're most likely to get into a crash. While there is no sure way to ever... more »
  • All lanes open on I-10 west near new bridge

    November 16, 2014 10:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE - DOTD says all lanes opened up on I-10 west near the new bridge at around 3 p.m., but there is still residual traffic. An overturned semi trailer closed I-10 west just past the I-10/110 split for five and a half hours. Traffic is being diverted... more »
  • Matrix-like computer could be traffic's blue pill Play Video

    November 12, 2014 7:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A high-tech traffic command center is up and running and is designed to keep your commute on point in the morning. About 500 cameras, linked together, give traffic engineers at the Department of Public Works a better view of what's happening on streets. The project has... more »
  • Traffic calming has some less than calm Play Video

    November 12, 2014 6:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An experiment to calm traffic in the Goodwood neighborhood has some wondering if the project will work. The plan changed several streets in the subdivision into one way roads and directed cars, typically cutting through, to other streets. Some residents think the changes will make... more »
  • I-10E wreck at S. Acadian causes traffic backups

    November 10, 2014 3:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A serious accident on I-10 East at South Acadian Thruway caused traffic headaches on Monday afternoon, according to authorities. LA DOTD said the wreck initially blocked two lanes of travel, allowing traffic to only pass through in the center lane. All lanes were reopened just... more »
  • Traffic calming test leaves residents undecided Play Video

    November 6, 2014 6:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A plan that some people are hoping will lessen traffic and make streets safer has kicked into full gear. It's called the Traffic Calming Test, and the city started it Tuesday by putting one way street signs and lowered speed limits in certain areas. They plan... more »
  • 18-wheeler overturns, closes River Road

    November 5, 2014 6:10 PM

    GEISMAR - Louisiana State Police warned drivers to avoid a portion of River Road near Geismar after an 18-wheeler overturned there Wednesday evening. Authorities closed LA 73 between LA 75 and LA 3115 just before 6 p.m. Trooper Jared Sandifer said a truck hauling butane overturned after it left... more »
  • Teachers say cell phone driving ban working Play Video

    October 31, 2014 4:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Parents and teachers say a new law that bans handheld cell phones in some school zones is working to keep kids safe. The new law applies only during school zone hours if a specific sign is posted. Drivers are still allowed to use phones when reporting... more »
  • Transportation leaders review 2015 road projects Play Video

    October 30, 2014 3:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation leaders and legislators met Thursday at the State Capitol to discuss road projects slated for next year. The Department of Transportation and Development says its budget for fiscal year 2015-16 is nearly $650 million, but there's more than $12 billion worth of needs in... more »
  • Lane closures planned on Government Street Wednesday, Thursday

    October 28, 2014 10:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Government Street will have lane closures for the next two days as roadway experts collect data from the road surface. Wednesday and Thursday one lane in each direction will be closed. The closure will take place from 10 am to 2 pm. The lane closures will... more »
  • I-10 bridge at Pearl River: Weekend lane closures

    October 18, 2014 11:31 AM

    PEARL RIVER, La. - Louisiana State Police say weekend traffic on Interstate 10 will be slow at the Louisiana-Mississippi state line. That's because crews are repairing expansion joints on the I-10 State Line Bridge at Pearl River, closing some lanes. Master Trooper Greg Marchand says transportation departments in both states... more »
  • IBM experts present results of BR traffic study

    October 17, 2014 7:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A team of IBM experts presented the results of their three week study of traffic in Baton Rouge as part of the corporation's Smarter Cities initiative. The international group of technology experts spoke to over 80 stakeholders across the city during their stay and emerged with... more »
  • Together Baton Rouge ask for changes at Scotlandville railroad crossing Play Video

    October 16, 2014 10:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Scotlandville residents want changes at a potentially dangerous intersection. Thursday night, Together Baton Rouge and elected officials met with members of the community to talk about possible solutions to make the Scenic Highway and Scotland Avenue intersection safer. Three roads cross at that intersection. It can... more »
  • Sunday snarl

    October 12, 2014 5:41 PM

    PORT ALLEN - Eastbound lanes of I-10 closed for a portion of Sunday afternoon on the Mississippi River bridge due to an accident. Traffic backed up to LA-415. There was also westbound traffic on the bridge, too. At one point Sunday, traffic was slow to the I-10/I-12 split. ... more »
  • Pair of accidents cause backups on I-10 East and West

    October 9, 2014 3:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It's traffic in both directions headed into and out of Baton Rouge as accidents in the eastbound and westbound lanes of I-10 have caused gridlock for afternoon commuters. Shortly after 3:30 p.m., DOTD reported all lanes blocked on I-10 East on the Mississippi River Bridge due... more »
  • I-10 lane closures planned for rest of the week

    October 7, 2014 10:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE- For the rest of the week, there will be a lane closure during the day on I-10 between the Pecue Lane Overpass to the KCS Railroad Overpass. DOTD said it will close one lane of eastbound traffic from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.... more »
  • 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 »

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