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  • Dentist on road, treats elderly in nursing homes

    July 13, 2014 1:10 PM

    LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Add this to the list of things that get more difficult as we grow older: Going to the dentist. If you're in a nursing home, a trip to the dentist can be near impossible, financially or even physically. At the same time, our stake in good... more »
  • Road rehab work to be launched soon in St. Helena

    March 13, 2014 8:32 AM

    GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - St. Helena Parish officials say they hope to give construction crews the green light to start a major rehabilitation of parish roads within the next two months. The parish has hired Diamond B Construction, of Monroe, to perform the project, but Police Juror Major Coleman said... more »
  • Son accused of setting house ablaze after fight with father

    December 30, 2013 8:19 AM

    A Lafayette man is behind bars on aggravated arson charges after he allegedly set his family's house on fire. Firefighters were called to the 200 block of Elias G. Road shortly after midnight. Investigators say 24-year-old Justin Bartlett was involved in a domestic dispute with his father before... more »
  • GMA on the Road: 2013 Best Homecoming Week Ever Play Video

    November 1, 2013 8:41 AM

    GMA Live on the Road at Cajun Field to preview UL Best Homecoming Week Ever! Check out the videos to see more about the new UL gear at Ragin Cajun Red Zone , the Pride of Acadiana , Ragin Cajun Jazz and the athletics department . Here are the... more »
  • Resident Petitioning for Traffic Light Play Video

    September 4, 2013 6:27 PM

    If you've traveled Verot School Road during peak drive times, morning or afternoon, you know it's a traffic nightmare. The Department of Transportation and Development is hoping to relieve congestion, widening Verot from two lanes to four lanes. Residents say even with four lanes, traffic will still be... more »
  • UPDATE: Decomposed Body Found In Acadia Parish

    May 30, 2013 8:49 PM

    The coroner is on scene along Hawks Road (pictured) in Acadia parish, investigating a badly decomposed body found in a wooded-area near Rayne. According to the coroner, the body is that of a man and has likely been there for less than one week. It was discovered this afternoon by... more »
  • Boat launch, road reopens at Rockefeller refuge

    October 16, 2012 7:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - State wildlife officials say they've completed a $2.6 million project at Rockefeller State Wildlife Refuge that replaced the boat launch and bulkheads at Joseph Harbor and upgraded the East End Locks Road. Both access points will open again Tuesday for daily public use from sunrise... more »
  • Bourg road to be widened next year

    June 11, 2012 5:20 AM

    BOURG, La. (AP) - A narrow, heavily traveled road in Bourg is set to be widened next year. The Country Drive widening project is now in the land-acquisition phase, according to The Courier . The project will widen each of the existing lanes from 9 to 11 feet and add... more »
  • St. Landry Hitting More than "Bumps" in the Road for Repairs

    May 30, 2012 8:40 PM

    St. Landry Parish is hitting more than a few "bumps" in the road when it comes to improving transportation. "I wanted something done," said Cay Landry, an Arnaudville resident. Landry said she doesn't like what she sees at the end of her road. It looks like a giant... more »
  • Church Helps Breaux Bridge Fire Victims

    May 15, 2012 7:02 PM

    A Lafayette church is stepping up to the plate to help a Breaux Bridge family rebuild after they lost everything in a fire. "I opened that door and the fire shot out after me you know." Preston Tebow and his family have lived on Mim Callier road for... more »
  • S. College Rd Extension Finally Moving Forward

    April 19, 2012 10:45 PM

    An extension of Lafayette's South College Road is finally moving forward after years of delays. It's the third and final goal for Lafayette Consolidated Government, after Camelia Boulevard and Louisiana Avenue extensions were completed. City-Parish government has wanted to extend the road all the way to Kaliste Saloom for... more »
  • Stranded Residents in Carencro Receive Aid

    March 15, 2012 11:16 PM

    Residents are still stranded in Carencro, four days after flash flooding. The high water is not only cutting them off, but now contaminating the drinking water for about 30 homes on Smith Reed Road. The problem is backwater flooding from the Vermilion River, about a mile away from the neighborhood.... more »
  • St. Landry Parish: Road Closures

    March 4, 2012 2:12 PM

    Eunice, La- La. 13 in St. Landry Parish, between La. 13 (Aymond St.) and La. 3316 (E. Ardoin St.), will be closed for railroad replacement. The closure will be from today March 4, 2012, and last until 3:00 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2012. This closure is necessary to replace 60... more »
  • Evangeline Parish: Road Closures

    February 18, 2012 4:32 PM

    In Evangeline Parish roads are closing due to flooding, the north end of Lee St. off of the Tate Cove Rd and Lithcote Rd. near the the CO-OP at the bridge from Gabrielle Rd. to E Hickory St. Tiger Ln (from Lahaye Rd to McGee Rd) and Beacon Rd in... more »
  • Vehicle Accident Caused Road Closures

    February 4, 2012 1:12 PM

    US 167 going back to Lafayette from Abbeville is closed right outside of Abbeville. Major accident causing partial road closure going back to Abbeville. State Police and Acadiana Ambulance just arrived on scene. There are reports of multiple injuries. No word on the extent of the injury at this time,... more »
  • Bayou Tortue Road bridge closed

    January 17, 2012 9:38 AM

    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 the end of the road for Jon Huntsman

    January 16, 2012 10:20 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - It's the end of the road for Jon Huntsman. The Republican presidential candidate is expected to pull out of the race today and back front-runner Mitt Romney. Huntsman, who served as President Barack Obama's ambassador to China, had counted on New Hampshire to make him a legitimate... more »
  • I-10 Westbound closure tonight in LC

    January 3, 2012 4:26 PM

    Lake Charles Police advise motorists that the I-10 WEST Bound side of the Calcasieu River Bridge will be CLOSED to ALL traffic tonight from 9pm-5am. Motorists should use I-210 during this time.
  • I-49 Work Set to Start on Monday

    October 16, 2011 11:57 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Work will begin Monday on concrete patching and related work along Interstate 49 in Rapides and Natchitoches parishes. The Town Talk reported (http://bit.ly/pxGGkv ) the construction will be done between the intersections of Louisiana Highway 181 and Louisiana Highway 485 on both northbound and southbound lanes.... more »
  • US 190 Morganza Bridge Closures Headache for Drivers

    August 14, 2011 8:20 PM

    More headaches for drivers on U.S. 190 with road closures on the Morganza Floodway bridge taking place the next several weekends. This was the first weekend of construction, and already drivers are talking about the inconvenience. "My wife's going to beat me home now, I'll be in trouble," said... more »
  • Feds set aside offshore money for bridge, road

    July 7, 2011 5:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Iberia and Cameron parishes have been given $532,000 in federal offshore drilling funds to replace a bridge for the Port of Iberia and repair an industrial road. The money is coming from the Coastal Impact Assistance Program, a fund set up by the Energy Policy Act... more »
  • Lawsuit Filed in School Bus Crash

    June 26, 2011 11:39 PM

    In Iberia Parish, an update on a fatal motorcycle crash involving a school bus. It happened last month, when State Police say the driver of that bus failed to yield while making a left hand turn, hitting the motorcyclist, 25 year old Kirt Rebert who was pronounced dead at... more »
  • Curious about the Bright Blue Camper in Downtown Lafayette?

    April 26, 2011 9:57 PM

    If you've been in downtown Lafayette in recent days, chances are you've seen a bright blue Airstream RV being towed through the streets by a pickup truck. Call it the road trip of a lifetime for Walter and Patrick Hessert, two brothers from New Jersey, who are criss-crossing the country... more »
  • Road Work in New Iberia

    April 21, 2011 6:08 AM

    Traffic talk in New Iberia. Repairs to road concrete continue today on west pershing between Iberia and French Streets. During this time you will not be allowed to travel westbound from french to Iberia. The work is expected to last until the end of May. Detour signs are posted.
  • Milton Bridge Closing Again, This Time for 2 Months

    March 16, 2011 8:19 PM

    More major road construction is coming to Highway 92, with the Milton Bridge closing for over two months on Thursday. It's the third road construction project happening right now on the highway. "It's kind of like any place you want to pass on 92 right now to pretty much... more »
  • Groundbreakings Road Project Today

    February 22, 2011 7:14 AM

    A groundbreaking will be held in Lafayette today it will be at phase one of the Louisiana Avenue extension project. The phase will construct a 4-lane raised median concrete roadway between Maryview Farm Road up to East Butcher Switch Road.
  • St. Landry Road Work Today

    February 9, 2011 6:01 AM

    A road closure to tell you about, LA 748 in St.Landry Parish will be closed today. Crews will be replacing draining pipes along the highway. Detour routes will be posted and the roadway will reopen by 4pm.
  • Natural Gas Leak in Lafayette Parish

    February 4, 2011 12:06 AM

    Lafayette Hazmat, Sheriff's Department, and the Fire Department are on scene of a natural gas in the 1200 Block of Breaux Road. Officials with the Lafayette Sheriff's Department say that the leak is coming from a pumping well. There are no evacuations at this time, but they are preparing... more »
  • New Iberia Traffic Talk

    January 19, 2011 5:14 AM

    A traffic heads up in Iberia Parish. Highway 182 just west of highway 674 will be closed until Thursday afternoon at 5:00pm. Crews are be replacing drains. Detour routes will be posted.
  • New Advisory for Driving on Guilbeau Road in Lafayette

    January 4, 2011 5:54 PM

    Tony Tramel, Director of Traffic & Transportation for Lafayette Consolidated Government has announced another change for those traveling on Guilbeau Road. Drivers on Guilbeau Road in the right lane toward Johnston Street must now turn right. This change also provides for two right turn lanes for traffic movement toward... more »
  • Cheer on Acadiana as they start their journey to the DOME!

    December 10, 2010 6:52 AM

    The Acadiana Wrecking Rams are heading for the super dome this morning! The Rams will be departing from AHS at 8:00am today. You can cheer on the Rams as they head out, they will travel north on Rue De Belier to Dulles Dr. From there they will turn left... more »
  • Road Closed due to Weather

    November 17, 2010 6:14 AM

    Weather is being blamed for an unexpected road closure this morning. Bill Fontenot with the department of transportation and development says E-Broussard Road, between Robley Drive and the entrance to Stone-Haven subdivision, which is Raymon Street, is now closed . This weeks rain washed part of the road... more »
  • Road Closed in Lafayette Today

    November 15, 2010 8:52 AM

    A heads up for Lafayette drivers. A portion of Harding Street in the 600 block will be closed today from 6:00 am until 5:00pm for sewer repairs. Detour routes will be posted.
  • Major Roadwork in Lafayette, Surrounding Areas

    November 8, 2010 3:08 PM

    Construction projects are popping up along roadways all over Lafayette and surrounding areas-- in fact, $100 million dollars worth of work. "Lafayette does not stand on its own to advance economically and socially without transportation in and out of the other parishes," says Bill Fontenot from Louisiana DOTD. ... more »
  • Iberia Parish Road Closure

    November 4, 2010 6:40 AM

    In Iberia Parish Lewis Street, between Highway 83 and Connie Rue Road will be closed on Thursday, November 4, 2010 and Friday, November 5, 2010. The closure is necessary to perform work on the road crossings under Lewis Street. No thru traffic will be allowed until the completion of the... more »
  • Road Repairs in New Iberia

    November 1, 2010 7:59 AM

    Heads up for drivers in New Iberia. East Dale Street is undergoing concrete repairs. The work will affect the east bound lane from Center to Bank Avenue. Drivers are asked to be cautious, or avoid the area. The work should be complete by January.
  • Interstate Shut Down Due to Hazardous Gas Leak

    October 30, 2010 9:49 AM

    Interstate 10 is shut down due to an 18-wheeler leaking a poisonous gas. Silicon Sodium Tetrafluoride is an inhalation hazard. An 18-wheeler driver noticed he was leaking the gas and pulled over at milepost 108, in the eastbound lane. Because of the winds, the vapor is going right over I-10.... more »
  • Road Closure in Lafayette tomorrow

    October 29, 2010 7:27 AM

    A heads up for Lafayette drivers, Barry Street between Lee Avenue and Lafayette Street will be closed from 11am tomorrow morning until 6pm.
  • Duson Traffic Talk

    October 27, 2010 6:26 AM

    I-10 westbound, at the Duson exit will be reduced to one lane for the next 2 nights.This starts at 8 and will last until until 4 in the morning. Lighting is being installed on the overpass.
  • Road Closure in Jeff Davis Parish

    October 26, 2010 6:21 AM

    Beginning at 8am this morning the Westbound lane of I-10 will be closed near mile post 59 in Jeff Davis Parish. Workers will be replacing the guard rails. Drivers should expect traffic delays. Both lanes should reopen by noon today.
  • 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 »
  • Road Closure in New Iberia

    October 25, 2010 10:17 AM

    Beginning immediately the East bound lane on Dale Street from Roberta Street to Ann Street will reopen but the west bound lane in that same area will be closed. The detour route will be designated by signs (coming from the post office-- Ann to Park back to Bank). Construction... more »
  • New Orleans to study raising downtown interstate

    October 20, 2010 9:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans got $2 million in federal money Wednesday to look at tearing down an elevated section of Interstate 10 that runs past the French Quarter that's been blamed for ruining one of the city's most important black neighborhoods when it was built in the 1960s.... more »
  • Pothole Killer

    October 18, 2010 7:27 PM

    Louisiana is known to top the list of "Worst Roads in the Nation." But, some Lafayette drivers could be in for a smoother ride. New technology to fill potholes is being taken for a test drive in the Hub City. A Philadelphia company has one of it's "Pothole Killer" trucks... more »
  • Man Holed Up In Home, Sheriff's Office on Scene

    October 13, 2010 12:19 PM

    The Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office and SWAT team is in talks with a man, holed up in a house near Carencro. Authorities responded to a home on Bergeron Loop and Hector Connely Road near I-49. A section of road between Rue Coupe Civique and Beau Bassin Road is blocked... more »
  • Road Home Payments

    October 6, 2010 4:46 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - State officials say more than 1,200 grants from the Road Home program can now be paid, thanks to a clarification of a ruling by a federal judge in Washington. The program provided money to rebuild or buy out property damaged by hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The... more »
  • Road Closed in Scott

    October 6, 2010 11:02 AM

    Alfred Street in Scott will be closed while crews will be making repairs to the railroad tracks today.
  • Movie Shoot Road Closures

    October 4, 2010 7:06 AM

    Jefferson Street between Convent and Lee may be closed on and off today for a movie shoot. Bullet films is shooting a movie called "Weather Wars," which will eventually air on the Sci-fi channel.
  • 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
  • Repair in New Iberia Closes Road

    September 22, 2010 5:22 PM

    Dale Street from Bank Street to Roberta Street will be closed for road repair beginning immediately for approximately 2 to 3 weeks. The detour route will be designated by signs (from Dale to Roberta to Judice to Pesson to Bank). Construction may cause traffic delays. Drivers are asked... more »
  • Iberia Parish Road Closure Thursday

    September 22, 2010 9:52 AM

    La. 87, 0.4 of a mile west of La. 3182 (Bayside Bridge), Iberia Parish will be closed for cross-drain replacement beginning Thursday, September 23, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.. The detour will consist of La. 3182, La. 182 and La 320. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you... more »
  • Name Your Price: Property Auction

    September 16, 2010 6:47 PM

    Over 60 properties will be up for grabs this weekend, and interested buyers will get to name their own price. The Louisiana Land Trust Auction is selling State owned land that was once used for the Road Home Program. "It's properties that people just didn't see fit to repair.... more »
  • LA Second Circuit Court of Appeal Taking the Bench on the Road

    September 7, 2010 12:13 PM

    MONREO, La. (AP) - Louisiana's Second Circuit Court of Appeal, featuring three northeastern Louisiana judges, is taking the bench on the road later this month. The News-Star reported on Tuesday that a panel that includes Judge Milton Moore of Monroe, Judge Larry Lolley of Monroe and Judge Felicia Williams of... more »
  • A Mother's Tragic Nightmare: 4 Year Old Son Killed in the Road

    August 23, 2010 11:29 PM

    Her 4 year old son, Ty'zell Williams, rode his bike often enough she felt it was okay for him to go out of her sight. Now Shauda Williams regrets letting her boy pedal just the few yards down the road-- because while riding in the neighborhood where everyone knew his... more »
  • Road to be Closed for Days Due to an Oil Well Blowout

    August 11, 2010 12:06 PM

    Both lanes on Highway 70 in Assumption Parish will be closed for several days between Highway 996 and Highway 1 due to an oil well blowout. It happened between 3:30 and 4 a.m. Wednesday morning near Paincourtville. Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack says there are no evacuations.
  • Fortune Road At Chemin Metarie Will Be Getting A Stop Sign

    July 30, 2010 1:38 PM

    A traffic engineering study of the intersection of Fortune Road at Chemin Metarie has been completed. Based upon this analysis, the subject intersection has met the requirements contained in the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices for a multi-way stop condition. Therefore, the traffic control at this location will be... more »
  • "TECHNOLOGY ROAD SHOW" IN LAFAYETTE TONIGHT

    July 26, 2010 3:02 PM

    The Louisiana Technology Council, in cooperation with Louisiana Economic Development (LED), selected nine Louisiana companies to participate in its First Annual "Technology Road Show" to educate and create a greater awareness of the technology initiatives going on in Louisiana, and to help Louisiana businesses work more closely together. The 3-City... more »
  • Foreman Drive Striping

    July 22, 2010 6:44 PM

    New tar and stripes now cover Foreman Dr. in Lafayette. But businesses and residents along the new road are not exactly thrilled with the results. Those we spoke with say they feel that the yellow striping is a botched job. "Our tax dollars pay this to improve the road,... more »
  • Blanchard Road Closure

    July 12, 2010 2:59 PM

    Blanchard Road at US 90 approximately 1 mile east of La. 83 will be closed from Thursday, July 15, 2010, at 6:00 a.m. until Friday, July 16, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. to install drainage structures. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction... more »
  • New Iberia Road Work

    July 8, 2010 12:50 PM

    Asphalt street repairs will begin on Evergreen Street from Loreauville Road to the end on Monday, July 12th with completion expected by Thursday, August 12th, weather permitting. Both lanes will be closed to through traffic. However, allowances will be made for local traffic. Residents on Evergreen should expect delays due... more »
  • Road Listing In Opelousas Water Will Be Turned Off 7/8

    July 7, 2010 4:55 PM

    THURSDAY, JULY 8 The water will be off after 8AM for several hours. It is anticipated the the outage should not be longer than several hours with the possibility of being off for the entire day. Please take necessary actions to prepare for being without water for the entire... more »
  • Crochet Road Has Been Reopened

    July 6, 2010 7:10 PM

    Crochet has been reinspected for high water and found to be passable. Therefore, the road has been reopened to traffic as of 5:50 p.m.
  • Crochet Road in iberia Closed

    July 6, 2010 2:52 PM

    Crochet Rd. was closed at 1:33 p.m. by the Iberia Parish Public Works Department due to the high water on July 6, 2010 between Highway 86 and Highway 87. Tauriac Rd. at the intersection of Patoutville Rd. was also closed today at 1:33 p.m. due to the high water. They... more »
  • Ozenne Road in Iberia Parish Closed

    July 6, 2010 2:39 PM

    Ozenne Rd. was closed at 1:20 p.m. by the Iberia Parish Public Works Department due to the high water on July 6, 2010 between Darnall Rd. and College Rd. It will remain closed until further notice. If you have any questions, you may... more »
  • Orange Grove Closed in Iberia Parish

    July 6, 2010 2:10 PM

    Orange Grove Ave. will be closed at 12:45 p.m. by the Iberia Parish Public Works Department due to the high water on July 6, 2010 between the intersections of Redwood Dr. and Admiral Doyle Dr. It will remain closed until further notice.
  • Road Re-Surfacing

    May 18, 2010 2:54 PM

    Phase I of the 2010 Asphalt Street Repairs is scheduled to begin on May 20th. The following streets will be involved in the reconstruction: · Texaco between Daspit Road and the dead end · Darby Lane between Wildwood and Hwy. 182 · Landry Drive between Jane Street and Hwy.... more »
  • New Iberia Road Closure

    May 18, 2010 11:54 AM

    Twenty Arpent Road will be closed from Ann Street to Lee Street Thursday, May 20 through Friday, May 21 as drainage work is done. Once that work is completed, Twenty Arpent will be closed from Lee St. to Schlester Way for five days. Drivers are asked to use caution through... 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 »
  • Ambassador Extension Complete

    April 14, 2010 6:34 PM

    The Ambassador Caffery Extension in complete. Now, the road stretches all the way from I-10 to US 90 (Evangeline Thruway). A ribbon cutting was held Wednesday afternoon for the final portion, from La Neuville to Youngsville Hwy. That few miles of road, is now the center of debate. The... more »
  • Vivian Drive Permanently Closing Wednesday

    April 12, 2010 5:24 PM

    The 300 block of Vivian Drive in Lafayette Parish just north of its intersection with Ambassador Caffery Parkway will be permanently closed beginning at approximately 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2010. Residents living on Vivian Drive just south of Ambassador Caffery must access their residences from Ambassador Caffery only.
  • Roadwork Closes Portion of I-10

    March 18, 2010 2:44 PM

    The I-10 West Bound Right Lane of the US 165 Overpass (Mile Post 44) is being closed at this time to make repairs to the bridge. It is anticipated the bridge will be open by 5:00 P.M. today
  • Man found shot to death inside vehicle

    February 26, 2010 8:54 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - A 31-year-old Jennings man has been found shot to death inside his vehicle parked on a vacant lot. Police reportedly found the body of Kenneth Pelican late Wednesday night in the driver's seat of a vehicle. Police Chief Johnny Lassiter said he had been shot once... more »
  • Road Closed: Evangeline Thruway

    February 23, 2010 7:22 AM

    Beginning Wednesday, February 24, 2010, at 9:00 a.m., the center and outside lanes of US 167 SB (Evangeline Thruway SB), will be closed from Willow Street to the railroad located just South of Donlon Street for railroad repairs. The closure will then alternate to the center and inside lanes. Work... more »
  • Identity Sought in Armed Robbery

    February 19, 2010 12:57 PM

    Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect for a recent robbery. On February 17, 2010, at approximately 4:00 am, the suspect approached an employee on the exterior of the business at 101 South College Road and forced the employee back inside at... more »
  • Road Closed: Indest to Duperier Street , New Iberia

    February 19, 2010 11:40 AM

    Mayor Hilda Curry has stated that Front Street from Indest Street to Duperier Street will be closed to through traffic starting Monday, February 15, 2010 at 8am to Monday, February 22, 2010 at 4pm as CLECO will be working in the area upgrading utility poles. Motorists are asked to... 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 »
  • UPDATE: Victim Identified in Fatal Car Crash

    February 17, 2010 7:37 AM

    Investigators have identified the victim in the car crash as Shonte Yvette Frank (46) of Heflin, Louisiana. The other passengers and driver remain hospitalized. The crash remains under investigation. ##################################### On February 16, 2010, at approximately 4:40 pm, officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to the 2700... more »
  • Chastant Road Bridge Closed

    February 12, 2010 1:54 PM

    Parish President Ernest Freyou announces the closure of the Chastant Road Bridge between Highway 88 and Freetown Road effective immediately. The bridge is located approximately 1¼ miles southeast of Highway 88. The closure is necessary due to the deplorable condition of the bridge and will remain closed until further notice.... more »
  • Road Closures: February 12, 2010

    February 12, 2010 9:35 AM

    State Police have reported that US 190 is opened. For more information visit www.511la.org or www.lsp.org . *************************** I-49 from exit 80 (McArthur Drive exit) in Alexandria to Exit 94 (the Rapides Station Exit) is closed. Two bridges in the KATC viewing area are closed due... more »
  • LCG: Robley Bridge is open

    February 11, 2010 1:42 PM

    LAFAYETTE - The Lafayette Consolidated Government Public Works Department announced that the bridge on Robley Drive at the Broadmoor Coulee was opened to traffic today, as all but minor items of work are completed. The actual structure is a box culvert designed to be compatible with the future permanent... more »
  • Traffic Update: St. Landry Road Work Rescheduled

    January 27, 2010 11:00 AM

    Due to inclement weather, La 178 located between La. 357 and La. 182 in St. Landry Parish will be closed beginning Monday, February 1, 2010, for pipe replacement until Friday, February 12, 2010, weather permitting. The detour will consist of La. 182, La. 358 & La. 357. DOTD appreciates your... more »
  • Breaux Bridge fire destroys a family's home

    January 9, 2010 5:45 PM

    In Breaux Bridge fire destroys a family's home. It happened around 6 o'clock this morning at 1016 Sovil Davis Road. The Acadiana Red Cross has stepped in to help the family of five providing them with clothes and shelter. Fire Officials have yet to determine the cause of the... more »
  • DOTD prepared for winter weather and icy road conditions

    January 6, 2010 2:42 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - With the possibility of snow, rain and sleet in the forecast for Thursday, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that department staff is prepared to deal with winter weather and icy road conditions. DOTD will be monitoring the roadways for ice,... more »
  • Smith Reed Road Fire

    December 26, 2009 11:26 PM

    Lafayette Fire Officials spent most of the morning putting out a major house fire near Carencro. The incident occured in the 100 block of Smith Reed Road. Sadly Firefighters were unable to extinguish the blaze before the house was completely destroyed, fortunately no one was injured. Fire Officials are still... more »
  • Jindal Announces Spending Program for Road Projects

    December 15, 2009 12:22 PM

    LAFAYETTE - Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced a new cash management plan developed by the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) that will free up $120 million in cash within the state's transportation system to accelerate road work all across Louisiana. Governor Jindal made the announcement in Lafayette and stressed... more »
  • DOTD Announces Closure In St. Landry Parish

    December 3, 2009 4:46 PM

    Beginning Tuesday, December 8, 2009, US 190 eastbound will be closed 2.9 miles east of I-49 in St Landry Parish for emergency pipe crossing repairs. The detour will consist of the I-49 east frontage road, La 31 (Creswell Lane) and La 742. Work is expected to last 3... more »
  • Road Opened: Jefferson Street Bridge in New Iberia

    December 1, 2009 10:40 AM

    DOTD has reported that La. 3156 (JeffersonStreetBridge) in New Iberia is now open to vehicular traffic. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ La. 3156 (Jefferson Street Bridge) in Iberia Parish is now closed for necessary unforeseen bridge repairs. The duration of the repairs is unknown at this time. DOTD appreciates your patience and... 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 »
  • Road Construction: David Duboin Road

    November 25, 2009 3:14 PM

    David Duboin Road at the intersection of Avery Island to the intersection of Curtis Lane is closed beginning today (Wednesday, November 25, 2009). This closure is necessary for the Iberia parish Public Works Department to repair damage to the David Duboin Bridge. No thru traffic will be allowed until the... more »
  • Road Closed: Bayou Tesson Bridge debris removal

    November 25, 2009 1:52 PM

    Beginning Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 8:00 a.m., LA 182, in St. Landry Parish, will be closed approximately .8 miles North of LA 3233 (Harry Guilbeau Road), for the removal of debris under the Bayou Tesson Bridge. The detour will consist of LA 3233 (Harry Guilbeau Road), I-49, and LA... more »

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