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  • Bill argues Nicholson widening needed for new river bridge

    May 22, 2016 10:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Representatives at the Capitol are considering a House Resolution that would repurpose funds for a Nicholson Drive widening project. If passed, House Concurrent Resolution No. 128 would repurpose more than two million dollars from the Pointe Claire Expressway in Iberville Parish. That money would be moved... more »
  • Ribbon cutting marks completion for 1st phase of Essen Lane improvements

    December 10, 2015 12:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - City-Parish officials and Mayor-President “Kip” Holden were present Thursday morning as a ribbon cutting took place at the Essen Lane/Interstate 10 intersection where a project aimed at easing congestion has reached a major milestone. The project is part of a larger collaboration between the mayor’s Green... more »
  • Hwy 930 expansion project almost a done deal Play Video

    October 2, 2015 6:26 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Ascension Parish school officials are scheduled to decide whether to approve a road widening project near Prairieville Middle School. DOTD is planning to widen the two-mile stretch of Highway 930 that runs from La. 42 to Causey Road. School officials say it's hard for buses to... more »
  • Essen Lane construction begins today

    June 8, 2015 8:51 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Essen Lane Widening Project is set to begin on Monday. Drivers should expect delays around Essen Lane at I-10. Crews have already spent several weeks surveying Essen, in preparation of the project. The construction is designed to eliminate traffic problems like "bottlenecking." The road will be... more »
  • 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 »

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