Tom Carroll, Director of the Public Works Department, announced today Bayou Tortue Road bridge between N. Girouard Rd and La Flamme Rd will be closed beginning Wednesday, January 18, 2012 for approximately 6 months. Gray Construction will be working on the bridge replacement.
A detour route will be provided.... more »
It's been closed for five months, but come Friday afternoon the Ayreshire Drive bridge will re-open to the 15,000 drivers that cross the bridge everyday.
"The contractor has built this bridge in five months, and he's actually ahead of schedule," said the LCG Director of Public Works, Tom Carroll.... more »
Stephensville Elementary School is closed for the remainder of the school year. It was originally supposed to close after Tuesday, however because the school will be used as a substation by the National Guard, it may not be a safe envioronment for students. All other schools in St. Martin Parish... more »
HAMSHIRE, Texas (AP) - A stretch of Interstate 10 in southeast Texas could be closed until late Tuesday after a wreck caused a tanker truck to spill a hazardous chemical and left the driver hurt. Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Tela Mange on Monday said I-10 near Hamshire, about 65... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will reopen 26,388 square miles of Gulf waters - one third of all the area closed because of the BP oil spill - to commercial and recreational fishing. Thursday's announcement said that since mid-June, no oil had been found in... more »
The intersection of Indest Street and Front Street will be closed in preparation of CLECO's removal of the concrete poles at the base of the Jefferson Street Bridge. Work in this area has been extended until July 23rd. Drivers will not be able to enter Front Street from the bridge.... more »
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In addition to closing its Avondale shipyard in early 2013, Northrop Grumman Corp. also plans to shutter smaller yards at Tallulah and Waggaman in Louisiana. The Los Angeles-based defense contractor said Tuesday that it will close the Avondale yard - with 5,000 employees - after work... more »
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Sound is now completely closed to all commercial and recreational fishing. On Thursday night, the state Department of Marine Resources and the Department of Environmental Quality closed the last open portion of Mississippi's territorial marine waters. Any fish, shrimp, crabs or oysters caught in... more »
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - Part of Louisiana Highway 749 - known in Opelousas as Railroad Ave. - is closed while crews work to right a derailed freight train. Jim Herring of Union Pacific Railroad Co. says the 10 cars were carrying rocks for railroad track beds when they derailed Tuesday... more »
In St. Landry Parish, a portion of Church Road in Leonville is once again shut down because of a sinkhole. Last week's wet weather washed out a portion of the road near Saint Leo the Great Catholic Church and Highway 103. Officials say the roadway will be shut down until... more »