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  • Railroad could be rerouted from affluent area

    October 28, 2013 8:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Railroad freight traffic could be shifted of tracks that run through one of Louisiana's most affluent neighborhoods if planners get their way. But it could take $700 million to make the change. State transportation officials are studying whether to reroute freight trains from a track that... more »
  • Railroad Crossing Closure Today

    May 9, 2012 8:02 AM

    In St.Landry Parish, the railroad crossing at La. 13, 0.4 miles North of U.S. 190, will be closed for repairs on April 9, 2012. The closure will begin at 8am and last until 4pm, weather permitting. The detour route consist of La 29, US 190 and La 758. The Department... more »
  • UP to upgrade stretch of railroad tracks

    April 12, 2012 10:35 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) - A stretch of Union Pacific railroad tracks running through Donaldsonville will receive a face-lift later this year which may include clearing away the high grass and weeds growing along railroad rights of way inside city limits. The Advocate reports Paul Miller, senior special agent with Union... more »
  • Sentencing postponed for ex-N.O. railroad head

    January 11, 2012 9:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has postponed the sentencing hearing for a former general manager of the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad who pleaded guilty to misusing the agency's money. James Bridger was scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, but U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. delayed the hearing... more »
  • LA Attorney General Bars N.O. from Railroad Money

    March 27, 2011 11:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's attorney general says New Orleans officials have no authority to use New Orleans Public Belt Railroad funds to help balance the city's budget. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said that the city had no `claim' or right to any `surplus' revenue from public railroad entity. The... more »
  • Tanker Leak in Lafayette

    January 17, 2011 1:19 AM

    Tense moments at an apparent gas leak in Lafayette near the railroad tracks off Cameron Street. Officials say some sort of a *leak* was detected. Initial concern was it could be a toxic gas, so police blocked off several roads in the area. But the situation was determined to be... more »
  • New board running New Orleans' railroad system

    October 12, 2010 10:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new board is now running the City of New Orleans' railroad system. The first meeting of the all-new board for the New Orleans Public Belt Railroad met Tuesday evening. Mayor Mitch Landrieu called for a complete overhaul after reports of lavish spending by the railroad's... more »
  • Road Closure in Scott today

    October 4, 2010 7:00 AM

    Saint Mary Street in Scott will be closed today from 6am - 6pm while repairs are being made to the railroad tracks
  • Train Accidents on the Rise in Louisiana

    September 28, 2010 6:00 PM

    Union Pacific Train Engineer, Robert Rene, has spent fifteen years operating trains. He says he has been in two fatal accidents. "One time the lady was rushing home going to cook Mother's Day dinner and I hit her and killed her," Rene said. "You are never thinking about killing... more »
  • Johnston Closed for Railroad Repairs 9/27

    September 20, 2010 12:57 PM

    Beginning Monday, September 27, 2010, US 167 (Johnston Street), 0.1 of a mile west of US 90 (Evangeline Thruway) will be closed in Lafayette, Lafayette Parish for railroad repairs from 8:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 28, 2010. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please... more »
  • Section of LA 13 in Eunice Closed For Railroad Repairs

    September 1, 2010 12:55 PM

    Beginning Thursday, September 2, 2010, at 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., LA 13 will be closed in Eunice, 0.4 miles North of US 190 for railroad repairs. Work is expected to last one day, weather permitting. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the... more »
  • Lafayette's First Growth Spurt in 1880

    May 17, 2010 6:57 PM

    The city of Lafayette is home to more than 110,000 people now, but in the late 1800's it was one of the smallest towns in the area. Dr. Carl A. Brasseaux, a history professor at the University of Louisiana, said "Lafayette for example couldn't hold a candle... more »
  • Railroad Repair: Road Closed in Eunice May 3

    April 27, 2010 12:19 PM

    La 757, approximately ½ mile north of US 190 in Eunice, St. Landry Parish will be closed for railroad repair beginning 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p. m. on Monday, May 3, 2010. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be... more »
  • Hopkins Street to Close for Repairs

    March 23, 2010 6:12 PM

    La 675 (Hopkins Street) in the City of New Iberia will be closed 0.1 of a mile south of La. 182 from 5:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. for railroad repair beginning Wednesday, March 31, 2010. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the... more »
  • Opelousas road closed to right derailed train

    February 18, 2010 11:17 AM

    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 »
  • Road Closure: Opelousas derailment cleanup

    February 17, 2010 11:36 AM

    Beginning Thursday, February 18, 2010, LA 749 will be closed for derailment cleanup, approximately 0.3 of a mile North of US 190 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Work is expected to last 2 days daylight hours only, weather permitting. The detour will consist of... more »
  • Hwy 90 at U.S. 89 Closed For Railroad Repairs

    December 28, 2009 12:57 PM

    Wednesday, December 30, 2009, the railroad crossing located at U. S. 90 @ La. 89 will be closed beginning at 7:00 a.m. for emergency railroad repairs. This closure should remain in effect until 1:00 p.m. that same day. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution... more »
  • Lafayette: Railroad Crossing to be closed December 8, 2009

    December 3, 2009 9:41 AM

    Tuesday, December 8, 2009, the railroad crossing located at U. S. 90 @ La. 728-2 (0.3 of a mile southeast of Kaliste Saloom Road) will be closed beginning at 6:30 a.m. for railroad repairs. This closure should remain in effect until 5:00 p.m. that same day. Louisiana Department of Transportation... more »
  • Road Closed: LA 105 St. Landry Parish

    November 9, 2009 12:52 PM

    La 105, approximately 0.7 of a mile south of US 190 in St Landry Parish will be closed Wednesday, November 11, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for railroad repair. This closure should last only one day. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution... more »
  • New Iberia Railroad & Drainage Getting Fixed

    September 21, 2009 2:24 PM

    New Iberia has always had flooding, water buildup, and drainage problems after it rains, and locals are doubtful that anything will change. "We've always been promised that something's going to be done and we've yet to see anything done about it," said one resident. A big railroad reconstruction... more »

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