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  • Central worries more speeders are coming Play Video

    April 25, 2014 10:23 PM

    CENTRAL - Residents are worried a state highway that already attracts a lot of speeders will expldoe with even more problems soon. Many drivers on Blackwater Road in Central either live along the highway, or use it as easy access to and from Zachary. The 50 mph speed limit... more »
  • DOTD begins work on I-12 widening project in Livingston Parish

    March 7, 2014 2:54 PM

    WALKER- Construction work has begun on the I-12 widening project in Livingston Parish. DOTD officials say they have started work on the $26.5 million project to widen nearly 4 miles of I-12 from four to six lanes from Walker to half a mile west of Satsuma. During construction,... more »
  • Gov. Jindal announces completion of I-12 widening

    December 19, 2013 2:53 PM

    WALKER - Governor Bobby Jindal announced the opening of six lanes of traffic on I-12 between Juban Road and Walker in Livingston Parish. The announcement was made this morning at a special ribbon-cutting ceremony. The project widened this section of I-12 from four lanes to six. This... more »
  • Essen expansion slated for November 2014

    December 17, 2013 10:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Engineers announced work could begin in about a year for a planned expansion of Essen Lane. The plan calls for expanding the street between Perkins and I-10 to six full lanes: three travel and a possible center turning lane. But, utility work has delayed the construction. ... more »
  • 6-laned I-12 is a highway dream

    November 12, 2013 11:58 PM

    PONCHATOULA- At least one lawmaker dreams of having six lanes of traffic bustling down I-12 through Tangipahoa Parish. State Senator Dale Erdy said he would like to see a wide interstate from Baton Rouge to the Mississippi state line. Much of the highway system is already six lanes, but... more »
  • Lane change begins Thursday night

    November 6, 2013 10:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Thursday evening, crews will begin to change the lane format of Burbank Drive near LSU. The state is adding a middle turn lane, brining the total lanes on the roadway to five from Nicholson to the median closer to Lee. Work is expected to only take a... more »
  • Burbank Drive roadwork begins Thursday

    November 1, 2013 9:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Work begins next week on a heavily-traveled roadway near LSU. Burbank Dr. will be widened from four to five lanes starting next Thursday night. Crews will re-stripe the road, between Nicholson Dr. and the Burbank Commons Apartments, to add a new center lane. New left-turn... more »
  • Oak trees, other issues blamed for Hwy 73 widening delay Play Video

    August 7, 2013 9:01 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - A $15.5 million project first slated to finish at the beginning of 2014 has an new estimated completion date because of a host of setbacks. Highway 73 between I-10 and Airline Highway in Ascension Parish has been under construction since January 2012. "There have been delays... more »
  • Terrebonne Parish closer to widening bridge

    June 25, 2013 11:51 AM

    HOUMA - Terrebonne Parish residents frustrated by the Westside Boulevard Bridge will be getting relief. At Monday night's Terrebonne Parish Council meeting, The Courier reports the council voted unanimously to accept ownership of the bridge and turn it into a four-lane, two-way bridge to ease traffic. Councilman Greg Hood says... more »
  • Plans show a 6-laned Essen

    March 26, 2013 10:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State transportation leaders unveiled plans for an expanded Essen Lane Tuesday night. The project, still in its early stages, could possibly add a lane in each direction, creating six travel lanes. There is also discussion about a center turn-lane, or a median design. Plans aren't expected... more »
  • I-10 lane widening welcomed after delays Play Video

    February 18, 2013 12:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation officials cut the ribbon today on the completion of another phase of interstate construction in Baton Rouge. Officials celebrated the opening of two additional lanes of traffic on I-10 between the I-10/12 split and Siegen Lane. Bad weather delayed the previously-scheduled opening, which had... more »
  • I-10 widening completion date pushed back Play Video

    January 14, 2013 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Due to inclement weather in January, the Department of Transportation and Development anticipates it will take at least another month to finish the widening project. There isn't much left to do, but what is left cannot be completed until the roadway dries out. "We were... more »
  • One phase of I-12 project wrapping up soon Play Video

    November 16, 2012 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- The widening of I-12 between Juban Road and Walker could wrap up by next spring. An additional lane of traffic is being added in each direction. State traffic officials say another phase could start late next year. That phase will involve widening the interstate between Walker and... more »
  • Road improvements being made in Zachary Play Video

    October 3, 2012 5:30 PM

    ZACHARY- A stretch of highway in Zachary, is getting some much needed improvements as part of a widening project. Highway 64 between Mchugh Road and Highway 19 will be widened, and a center left turning lane will be added to the already four lanes. "It's real bad," said... more »
  • DOTD: Unknown how Isaac affected I-10 schedule Play Video

    September 12, 2012 5:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Transportation and Development is working with the contractors to determine how Hurricane Isaac affected the completion date of the I-10 widening in East Baton Rouge Parish. Work stopped from Aug. 27 to Sept. 5 due to the storm. Before that another delay happened... more »
  • I-10 bridge demolition postponed by weather

    August 8, 2012 1:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Bad weather forced construction workers to reschedule planned demolition of an old overpass bridge on I-10 in East Baton Rouge Parish. A spokesperson said construction crews had to put off the work because of strong weather moving in this afternoon. The demolition would remove the... more »
  • EBR leaders announce MacHost Rd. widening

    August 6, 2012 10:50 AM

    ZACHARY - Parish leaders announced plans to widen MacHost Road in Zachary today. EBR Mayor-President Kip Holden's office said MacHost is a well-traveled parish road that's narrow with no shoulders and deep ditches on each side. They also said it's been the site of many wrecks which caused... more »
  • I-10 closures could cause problems for drivers Play Video

    July 13, 2012 5:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Portions of I-10 eastbound between the 10/12 split and Essen Lane will reduce to one lane this weekend. It's part of the next phase of construction where crews will rebuild three eastbound lanes and a new bridge over Essen. The Essen exit will be... more »
  • I-12 Expansion opens after three years of work Play Video

    June 12, 2012 5:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After more than three years of construction and subsequent traffic delays, The Department of Transportation and Development has opened Interstate 12 between O'Neal Lane in East Baton Rouge Parish and Juban Road in Livingston Parish. "It's the best thing that I could ever wish for to... more »
  • I-12 widening nearly complete, opening soon

    June 6, 2012 5:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - It won't be long before drivers will enjoy six lanes of travel in Interstate 12 between O'Neal Lane and Juban Road. The Department of Transportation and Development has not set a firm date for the opening but said it will be "a few weeks." The... more »
  • Lawmaker calls for study of Hwy. 190 widening Play Video

    April 9, 2012 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Representative Sherman Mack, R- Livingston, says the Louisiana DOTD needs to begin examining plans to widen Highway 190 east of Baton Rouge. He will ask the state for a study on the project tomorrow during a Louisiana House Transportation Committee meeting. Mack says an exact dollar... more »
  • Lawmaker wants study to examine widening Hwy. 190

    April 9, 2012 10:24 AM

    BATON ROUGE- There is already construction underway to relieve traffic along Interstate 12. Now a state lawmaker wants another project examined by DOTD. It involves widening Hwy. 190 between Baton Rouge and Hammond. There is already construction underway to relieve traffic along Interstate 12. Now a state lawmaker wants another... more »
  • DOTD: I-10 construction update Play Video

    January 20, 2012 5:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Less than a month in and The Department of Transportation and Development says Boh Brothers construction in making significant progress on completing the Interstate 10 widening project. Boh Brothers took over the expansion between the 10/12 split and Siegen Lane after the state fired Austin Bridge... more »
  • Ground broken on final phase of I-12 widening Play Video

    December 14, 2011 6:27 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS- The last phase of I-12 widening broke ground today, with one catch; the expansion will stretch even further than originally planned. The phase between Juban Road and the Walker interchange came in $14 million dollars under budget, so that money will be used to continue the three... more »
  • Next phase of I-10 expansion in Baton Rouge

    November 15, 2011 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Once again, the state plans to expand Interstate 10 from the 10/12 split to the Mississippi River Bridge. The community defeated a similar project ten years ago, but the Department of Transportation and Development is in the process of studying the feasibility of widening. Starting... more »
  • DOTD to bid out Highway 73 widening

    June 28, 2011 5:59 PM

    ASCENSION - After a two-year delay, the Department of Transportation and Development will pick a company to widen Highway 73 from two to three lanes between Interstate 10 and Airline Highway. The total cost of the project is $15-million to $20-million of state money. The project hit a snag... more »
  • Highland Rd. construction nearly complete

    June 17, 2011 6:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A major widening project on Highland Road in south Baton Rouge is almost complete. Crews are putting the finishing touches on the stretch between Airline Highway and I-10. It'll open in less than a month, cost nearly $15 million and took two-and-a-half years to complete. ... more »
  • Intersection to close for 10 days for widening project

    October 21, 2010 5:54 PM

    A busy intersection in Baton Rouge will be closed for awhile due to construction starting tomorrow at 9 a.m. The intersection of Highland Road and Old Perkins Road East, also known as Barringer Foreman Road, will be closed for 10 days as part of the ongoing Highland widening project.... more »
  • Next phase of I-12 widening project starts

    September 3, 2010 6:07 PM

    Livingston Parish and state public officials turned the dirt to signal the start of the latest stretch of the I-12 widening project. The construction will take the interstate from four lanes to six lanes between Denham Springs and Juban Road. The project will eventually stretch all the way to... more »
  • I-10 widening project could lead to traffic problems

    August 25, 2010 6:00 PM

    Interstate 10 is being widened to three lanes through Baton Rouge, but it will squeeze to two at a critical area. The westbound overpass crossing Interstate 12 will not be widened beyond two lanes, according to officials, creating a possible bottleneck. News 2’s Michael Shingleton got answers on why. more »
  • Construction countdown

    July 21, 2010 5:47 PM

    The I-10 widening project is inching closer to completion as crews have begun laying down the first piece of an extra lane from the split to Essen Lane. Project consultant Sam Moore, says the construction is still on schedule because of built in contingency days. "When you see the... more »
  • Lane closure advisories for I-10 widening

    May 4, 2010 3:16 PM

    A traffic alert for drivers in Baton Rouge, as a number of lanes on I-10 wil be closed this evening. These include: • Northbound and Southbound Bluebonnet Boulevard will be reduced to one lane in each direction underneath the I-10 overpass while crews work on bridge operations in the median.... more »
  • DOTD signs design-build contract for I-12

    April 28, 2010 4:09 PM

    The Department of Transportation and Development on Wednesday signed a design-build contract to continue the widening of Interstate 12 to Juban Road. This $36.2 million project is funded by stimulus funds received from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and state surplus funds. The design-build team is led... more »
  • More lane closures announced for I-10 widening project

    April 15, 2010 3:48 PM

    The Department of Transportation and Development has announced several scheduled lane closures associated with the Interstate 10 widening project set to begin Thursday night. The following closures are scheduled for Thurs., April 15 and Sun., April 18, weather permitting: Westbound I-10 from Siegen Lane to the I-10/12... more »
  • DOTD issues lane closure advisories for I-10 widening project

    April 8, 2010 3:39 PM

    The Department of Transportation and Development has announced several scheduled lane closures due to the Interstate 10 widening project. The following closures are scheduled for Thursday, April 8, and Sunday, April 11, weather permitting: Westbound I-10 from Siegen Lane to the I-10/12 split will reduce to one... more »
  • I-10 closing in two hours for widening work

    April 5, 2010 10:31 PM

    Part of Interstate 10 in Baton Rouge will close in about two hours for road construction. The shutdown will be in both directions, and it is part of on-going road widening work. The interstate will be closed between the I-10/I-12 split and Essen Lane. The shutdown should only be about... more »
  • Update: Siegen Lane reopens after gas leak

    March 23, 2010 3:47 PM

    The natural gas leak in the Siegen Lane construction zone between Perkins Road and Highland Road has been clamped off by Entergy crews. Siegen Lane is now open for traffic in both directions. Siegen had been shut down between Highland Road and Lazy K as a safety precaution... more »
  • Lane closures planned in Baton Rouge

    March 10, 2010 11:37 AM

    Several lane closures associated with the Interstate 10 widening project will take place in Baton Rouge Wednesday and Thursday night, weather permitting. -Westbound traffic on I-10 will be reduced to one lane between Bluebonnet Boulevard and the 10/12 split from 9 p.m. to 5 p.m. for embankment and bridge work.... more »
  • State sued over I-10 widening contract

    February 11, 2010 11:30 AM

    A Baton Rouge contractor that lost out in its bid to widen Interstate 10 is suing the state for awarding the contract to a New Orleans firm with the highest cost and longest time to do the work. Coastal Bridge Co. wants a state judge to order the Louisiana Department... more »
  • Lawmaker says Ascension road too dangerous

    February 8, 2010 3:37 PM

    State Representative Eddie Lambert, (R) Gonzales, says students are in danger because of a bad road in Ascension Parish. He is asking the state for money to widen LA 930 which runs in front of Prairieville Middle School. He says buses almost have to run off the road in... more »
  • Boh Bros wins I-10 widening project

    January 27, 2010 5:55 AM

    State officials say Boh Bros Construction Co. of New Orleans is the apparent winner of a $60 million contract to widen Interstate 10 from Siegen Lane to Highland Road. The firm finished first despite submitting the highest of three bids and needing roughly 10 months longer to finish the work... more »
  • Interstate widening project set for summer

    January 23, 2010 4:35 PM

    A project to widen Interstate 10 from Siegen Ln. to Highland Rd. should get under way this summer. The four-lane highway will go to six lanes. State officials expect the project to take two to three years. It will cost about 83 million dollars. This work is in... more »
  • Drivers urged to plan ahead for road closure

    January 7, 2010 10:32 AM

    A heavily-traveled road in Baton Rouge will close for two weeks as crews work to widen it. Beginning Monday at 5 a.m., South Harrell's Ferry Road will be closed between Jones Creek Road and Manchester Drive. During that time, workers will relocate a pipeline required to widen South Harrell's Ferry... more »
  • Money for I-12 widening

    September 10, 2009 11:41 AM

    Governor Jindal announced more money is now available to widen I-12. He says both directions of the interstate can be widened to Juban Road, between Denham Springs and Walker. Several projects came in under bid, freeing up an additional $7 million for the project. The Governor made the announcement... more »

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