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9/20/2023

Funding secured for Perkins Road overpass project; see what it means for the bustling spot

Posted 1:48 PM 9/21/2023 by Falon Brown

BATON ROUGE - A project to completely revitalize the area surrounding the Perkins Road overpass is finally getting the green light from the City-Parish. 

Business owners like Jenni Peters, who owns Varsity Sports, have spent years pushing for the improvements. Peters says better (More)

9/8/2023

DOTD schedules lane closures on interstate near 10/12 split next week

DOTD schedules lane closures on interstate near 10/12 split next week

Posted 10:17 AM 9/8/2023 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - There will be alternating lane closures near the spot where I-10 and I-12 meet late next week as crews restripe the highway. 

The closures will affect the westbound side of the interstate between the I-12 exit at Essen Lane and the I-10 exit at College Drive. It starts (More)

9/7/2023

DOTD will 'examine other options' amid pushback over plan to close lanes during I-10 expansion

DOTD will 'examine other options' amid pushback over plan to close lanes during I-10 expansion

Posted 10:54 AM 9/8/2023 by WBRZ Staff

BATON ROUGE - State highway officials say they're weighing other options to funnel traffic through major construction zones during Baton Rouge's long-awaited I-10 expansion project after getting pushback from the public.

A statement from DOTD on Thursday said the agency would "examine (More)

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