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  • Youngsville bike lanes project takes step forward

    February 14, 2014 9:05 AM

    YOUNGSVILLE, La. (AP) - The Youngsville City Council has passed a resolution that approved bike lanes to be added along Chemin Metairie Parkway. City engineer Dax Douet says the bike lanes will not widen the road, but will be added to the already existing 8-foot shoulders. Douet says the entire... more »
  • Contractor chosen for St. Helena school project

    October 23, 2013 9:44 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - The St. Helena Parish School Board named Ragusa Construction, of Independence, as the contractor for renovations and additions at St. Helena Central High School. The Advocate reports the school board held a special meeting Tuesday to award the bid in advance of a groundbreaking ceremony on... more »
  • Larose seawall project to start soon

    August 15, 2013 9:24 AM

    LAROSE, La. (AP) - Consulting engineer Larry Picciola says a seawall-raising project that would protect residents and businesses in Larose will start soon. Lafourche Parish Councilman Phillip Gouaux says the parish has probably spent more money and effort on temporary levees in that area than any other location in the... more »
  • Corps embarks on Grand Isle dune repair project

    June 25, 2013 5:31 AM

    GRAND ISLE, La. (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers is embarking on an effort to repair a Grand Isle dune damaged by storm surge from Hurricane Isaac in 2012 and other storms. The corps said Monday that construction along a 2,000-foot stretch of the dune at the southwestern end... more »
  • Delcambre Project Graduation Gumbo Cookoff

    November 19, 2012 7:21 AM

    Delcambre Project Graduation Gumbo Cookoff will happen at the Shrimp Festival Grounds on December 1, 2012. The gates open at 10am! For more info call: 337-517-2133 Or email: caseystm306@yahoo.com
  • Lil Wayne talks 'awesome' Drake-Aaliyah project

    October 8, 2012 9:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Lil Wayne thinks the late Aaliyah's music is better than a lot of music out today - and he's confident that Drake's plan to produce unreleased Aaliyah songs will be an "awesome collaboration." Drake - a huge Aaliyah fan - has announced that he is working... more »
  • Downtown Youngsville Set for Makeover

    July 31, 2012 11:09 PM

    Downtown Youngsville is set for a makeover soon. The city met with engineers and the public Tuesday night to discuss plans to beautify and revitalize the downtown area. The project, set to cost around a million dollars, includes re-surfacing Highway 92, adding new curbs and a gutter system, six... more »
  • Youngsville Asks LCG to Repair Bridge

    July 24, 2012 11:35 PM

    The City of Youngsville made an unusual request to Lafayette Consolidated Government Tuesday night. Mayor Wilson Viator wrote the council a letter, asking LCG to pay for repairs on one of Youngsville's bridges. The mayor said the city doesn't have the money for the bridge project; this comes at a... more »
  • Help needed for coastline project

    June 13, 2012 9:29 AM

    CAMERON, La. (AP) - A state coastal restoration organization wants at least 25 more volunteers to help install 9,000 feet of sand fence along a two-mile stretch of coastline west of Long Beach Road in Cameron Parish. Hilary Collis, community-based restoration coordinator for the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, tells... more »
  • I-12 lanes reopened after widening project

    June 13, 2012 9:25 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Traffic is flowing on all six lanes of newly widened Interstate 12 in East Baton Rouge Parish. The Advocate reports workers finished striping the last eastbound traffic lane and removed the orange traffic cones shortly before Gov. Bobby Jindal held an Tuesday afternoon news conference... more »
  • Overlay project planned for I-10

    February 9, 2012 10:50 AM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A project to overlay 13 miles of Interstate 10 in Lafayette and St. Martin parishes is expected to begin by the end of 2013. Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development officials say the estimated $76 million project is the largest on their 2012-2013 proposed priority list... more »
  • Court to hear case over Miss. pumps project

    February 9, 2012 10:43 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Mississippi levee board is asking a federal appeals court to revive a $220 million flood control project that the Environmental Protection Agency vetoed in 2008, claiming it would harm wetlands and wildlife. A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New... more »
  • Vermilion School Board approves flood project pact

    January 24, 2012 10:41 AM

    ABBEVILLE, La. (AP) - The Vermilion Parish School Board has voted 5-3 to approve an agreement with the Vermilion Parish Police Jury for flood mitigation at Erath High School and Erath Middle School. Board member Tony Fontana, who voted against the agreement, told The Advocat e he had questions as... more »
  • BR board backs renovation project at Istrouma High

    January 20, 2012 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has approved spending $586,000 to renovate classrooms on the second floor of Istrouma High School. Just two months ago, the board voted to delay the construction at the high school over the objections of Superintendent John Dilworth. The... more »
  • Project explores emergency robot uses, controls

    January 16, 2012 9:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State University and Georgia Tech professors are collaborating on a project to improve robots' ability to test for dangerous substances in dangerous places. The Advocate reports that the professors are LSU associate mathematics professor Michael Malisoff and Fumin Zhang - a Georgia Tech assistant... more »
  • Crews Repairing Bayou Chene Project

    May 19, 2011 11:13 PM

    The Bayou Chene Project in St. Mary Parish was built to prevent back water flooding, but now there are complications. "Bayou Chene is the biggest project we've got going on right now," said St. Mary Parish President Paul Naquin. Last weekend crews sank a 20,000 ton barge in... more »
  • Multi-Million Dollar Road Project

    October 25, 2010 3:59 PM

    From DOTD: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that bids will be taken on Oct. 27 for a project that is designed to improve safety on roadways in the Lafayette area. Work on the estimated $1 million to $2.5 million project will involve installing centerline... more »
  • North Prong Protection Levee Project Completed

    October 7, 2010 3:04 PM

    KATC's Veronica White will have the latest on the the North Prong protection levee project from Intracoastal city at 5 and 6.
  • Federal Judges Have Agreed to a Pilot Project That Could Televise Some Trials

    September 14, 2010 4:29 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's federal judges have agreed to a pilot project that could televise some civil trials - 16 years after the judges ended a similar experiment. Appeals court judge David Sentelle told reporters Tuesday that many of the details remain to be worked out, but that cameras... more »
  • Regulators Blasting Jindal's $360 Million Sand Berm Project

    September 9, 2010 4:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Federal environmental regulators are blasting Gov. Bobby Jindal's $360 million project to build sand berms to stop BP PLC's oil from contaminating the state's shores and wetlands and argue the berms in place have stopped little oil, pose a threat to wildlife and interrupt currents. The... more »
  • Lake Charles Officials Review Development Project

    August 26, 2010 8:47 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The Lake Charles city government has received a detailed proposal for a lakefront development project that would be named Mardi Gras Boardwalk. Lake Charles Mardi Gras Boardwalk LLC proposes building a waterfront entertainment venue on the north side of the Civic Center in two phases... more »
  • Feds to Spend $30M on Port Fourchon Beach Project

    August 17, 2010 6:51 AM

    CHENIERE CAMINADA, La. (AP) - The federal government plans to spend $30 million to help restore a barrier headland that helps protect Port Fourchon, a major oil and natural gas port. The money will be spent on the Cheniere Caminada headland as part of ongoing coastal restoration work under the... more »
  • Jindal Visited The State's Sand Boom Project

    June 3, 2010 6:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal visited the state's sand boom project today in East Grand Terre, where a berm is actively holding oil back from intruding further into the interior wetlands. While on the tour, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries was called to rescue several oiled pelicans.... more »
  • Diversion Project Opened To Full Capacity to Keep Out Oil

    May 10, 2010 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana and parish officials are getting almost all the fresh water they can into southeastern wetlands to try to keep out oil from the Gulf of Mexico spill. Chris Macaluso of the state Office of Coastal Protection and Restoration says the Davis Pond diversion... more »
  • Plans Canceled For Second Casino in Lake Charles

    April 15, 2010 7:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. has canceled its plans to build a second riverboat casino-hotel project in Lake Charles and surrendered the related gaming license to state gambling regulators. The Las Vegas-based company announced Thursday that instead of focusing on the $305 million Sugarcane Bay project next to... more »
  • Old Jail Turned Office

    April 6, 2010 5:51 PM

    The old jail next to the Acadia Parish Courthouse will soon be home to new offices for Acadia Parish officials. A $650,000 dollar grant is paying for the project that will provide much needed office space on the bottom floor and storage space on the second floor. Officials... more »
  • Lafayette Airport Broke Ground On $9.28 Million Project

    March 31, 2010 6:29 PM

    Officials at Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT) broke ground on a $9.28 million cargo apron expansion project designed to allow the airport to handle the increasing amount of cargo arriving at and departing from Lafayette. "The tremendous growth in cargo operations at the airport has necessitated that we move forward with... more »
  • Highway Project Signs May Disappear

    March 30, 2010 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -Those signs that describe the cost and scheduled completion date of a highway project would disappear from roadsides, if lawmakers agree to a proposal that received approval without objection from the House Transportation Committee. The signs are required under current law for any road project that... more »
  • Detours Posted For Drainage Project in Acadia Parish

    January 4, 2010 9:50 AM

    La 367 will be closed 1½ miles south of La 365 for a cross drain replacement beginning at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 6, 2010, until 4:00 p.m. that same day, weather permitting. The detour will consist of La. 365, La. 1109, La. 98 & La. 1110. DOTD appreciates your patience... more »
  • New Iberia street repair to begin

    November 25, 2009 3:42 PM

    The Asphalt Street Repair Project will begin on Monday, November 30, 2009 in the following areas: Rita Street Danny Street Weldon Street Bergerie Street Calhoun Street Twenty Arpent Road E. First Street Carter Street Rex Street The duration... more »
  • New Program Aimed to Help Fire Victims

    October 20, 2009 11:31 AM

    The Lafayette Fire Department, upholding it's oath-to save life and property, implements a new program to assist fire victims of Lafayette parish. The mission of Project F.I.R.E. (Firefighters Initiating Rebuilding Efforts) is to provide qualifying victims with immediate and short-term housing and fundamental resources to assist in rebuilding their lives.... more »

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