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  • Residential Fire Closes Local Roads

    June 7, 2014 10:30 PM

    Lafayette fire, police and medical officials responded to a residential fire in the 2800 block of South Fieldspan Road just after 4:30 p.m. June 7. The blaze caused Louisiana State Police to block of South Fieldspan Road from Golden Grain Road to Duhon Road. The cause of the... more »
  • Roads Remain Icy after Winter Weather, Hard Freeze

    February 12, 2014 7:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Department of Transportation, along with other local and state partners, battled freezing temperatures and winter precipitation throughout the night to keep major corridors open in northern portions of the state. Even as the weather conditions improve today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises... more »
  • DOTD works to keep corridors open; roads remain icy after winter weather, hard freeze

    January 29, 2014 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation, along with other local and state partners, battled freezing temperatures and winter precipitation throughout the night to keep major corridors open. However, if you don't have to drive, don't. Travel will be slow and treacherous. Even as the weather conditions improve,... more »
  • St. Landry to seek sales tax for roads

    April 30, 2013 8:26 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The St. Landry Parish Council has approved for the Oct. 19 ballot a 2-cent sales tax proposition that parish officials say will generate an estimated $7 million annually for road construction and maintenance in the unincorporated areas. The Advocate reports St. Landry operates its 810-mile road... more »
  • St. Landry Parish Proposing Sales Tax to Fix Roads

    February 6, 2013 7:02 PM

    In St Landry Parish, the state of some roads is often a hot button issue. Tonight the St Landry Parish Council will address it. The council will discuss an introductory proposal to call for a two-cent sales tax. Money generated from that tax would be designated for road construction... more »
  • Engineer to unveil Gonzales roads plan draft

    September 25, 2012 8:07 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - Gonzales officials are a few weeks away from unveiling a comprehensive transportation improvement plan that includes upgrades to many of city's major roads. The Advocate reports Glenn Shaheen, a consultant and engineer working on the transportation plan, called The Go Program, presented a preliminary report to... more »
  • State Closes Bridges Deemed Unsafe in Jeff Davis

    September 24, 2012 7:27 PM

    State officials have closed five bridges in Jeff Davis Parish and could close more because of structural damage. Bridge Inspectors cited several problems with the bridges, most are decaying and failing timber and pilings below the bridges. The five closed are on Dewolf Rd., Bebee Rd., Ardoin Rd., Bryan... more »
  • $325M borrowing plan for rural roads near complete

    May 9, 2012 7:18 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A $325 million borrowing plan to repair and upgrade rural roads across Louisiana is near final legislative passage. The proposal by Jonesboro Rep. Jim Fannin is up for a House vote Wednesday. If approved there, it heads to Gov. Bobby Jindal, who supports it. Every... more »
  • $90 million program to improve NO-area roads

    April 3, 2012 9:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A $90 million program has been started to repair, restore and improve more than 60 roadways in Orleans and Jefferson parishes. Many of the roads were damaged during hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 and then used as major hauling routes for post-story recovery operations. Repairs... more »
  • St Landry Council Members Fighting to Improve Roads

    February 17, 2012 7:22 PM

    St Landry Parish council members are fighting to fix the parishes budget problems. At the top of the list is making sure road projects are properly funded. One resident said, "it's horrible all they do is patch them up and after they patch them up, then it gets worse." ... more »
  • Engineer: Calcasieu roads in good shape

    January 5, 2012 9:23 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish has about $20.7 million set aside in this year's budget for road improvement projects - a near $10 million drop from last year - which one parish official attributes to the good condition of the roadways and the lack of a multi-million dollar... more »
  • Where's the Racino Money Going in St Landry Parish?

    December 27, 2011 7:41 PM

    Slot taxes at Evangeline Downs generate millions of dollars for St. Landry Parish Government, but where's it all going? Parish President Don Menard said, fifty-five percent goes towards improving roadways, but drivers said the roads seem to be getting worse not better. Driver Dan Ewing, said, "Highway I-90... more »
  • Ambassador at Cameron Shutdown

    February 4, 2011 3:36 AM

    The Ambassador Caffery Bridge at Cameron Street in Lafayette is closed at this time due to icy conditions. Officials with the Lafayette Police Department say that the DOTD is salting the road and they are expecting more road closures as the morning progresses.
  • Northern Sections of I-49 Closed

    February 4, 2011 2:03 AM

    The National Weather Service out of Lake Charles is reporting that several portions of I-49 in Rapides Parish is closed. 1-49 from exits 80 to 94 as well as elevated portions of I-49 through Alexandria have been closed. The Gillis Long Bridge has been closed as well, but the... more »
  • DOTD Treating Icy Roads

    February 4, 2011 1:50 AM

    Officials with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office say several roads across the parish are freezing over. Highways 167, 71, and 105 as well as I-49 North of Opelousas up to mile-marker 50 are experiencing heavy ice accumulations. Officials say that fortunatley people are heeding the warnings and are... more »
  • Several Overpasses Frozen

    February 4, 2011 1:25 AM

    As road conditions continue to deteriorate, Louisiana State Police are urging that drivers use extreme caution if they must be on the roads. Officials with LA State Police Troop I say that road conditions are continuing to worsen and several overpasses are starting to ice over on I-49 and... more »
  • 1:00 pm Update on Road Closures in Acadiana

    February 3, 2011 2:04 PM

    15 miles of US 90 in St. Mary Parish are closed from LA 83 TO LA 3215 because of frozen overpasses. LA 190 is closed at Krotz Springs as DOTD puts material on the roadway to de-ice it.
  • Iberia Traffic Talk

    January 18, 2011 6:06 AM

    This heads up for drivers in Iberia Parish. Starting this morning, LA 182, one mile west of la 6-74 will be closed for drainage work. Work is expected to be complete by 5:00pm today and as always, detour routes will be posted.
  • New Roads Woman Arrested in Theft, Forgery

    November 30, 2010 8:52 AM

    PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - Port Allen police say a New Roads woman accused of stealing $11,000 from a Parkinson's disease patient she was caring for has been arrested. Police Chief Fred Smith says that 42-year-old Sharon Smith has been booked on 89 counts of felony theft, 41 counts of... more »
  • Traffic talk for Iberia Parish Drivers

    November 8, 2010 6:59 AM

    Lots of traffic talk for Iberia Parish Drivers. First up, Framer Drive, at its intersection with Erath Street, is closed for repairs. Cape Palos Street will also be closed and a portion of Iberia Street will be closed to replace a damaged drainage pipe. Work on those 3 streets... 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 »
  • Infracture Improvements in Lafayette Underway

    June 23, 2010 7:26 PM

    Congested roads can give any driver a headache. Lafayette driver, Morris Mouton, said road construction is "blocking my road here and I have to go around this way and there's a lot of traffic." Another driver, Renee Cert, said "Am I sick of it? Yes. I'm... more »
  • New Iberia Roads To Get Makeover

    March 26, 2010 2:21 PM

    Iberia Parish's roads have been a big problem for years, and the Parish Council is on its way to fixing them. The Council started planning 2 years ago, but it has been a long process. They met Wednesday to discuss plans and went out Friday morning through the... more »
  • Amb Caffery North Extenstion to Affect Thousands

    March 23, 2010 1:53 PM

    A $150 million dollar road project affecting thousands of drivers in Lafayette Parish is on its way to approval. "I'm confident it will occur; if the Federal Highway Administration approves it, that is a major milestone to moving a project like this forward," says Bill Fontenot with the Louisiana... more »
  • $29 Million For Acadiana Transportation Projects

    December 15, 2009 6:47 PM

    Acadiana is getting $29 million for three transportation projects. The shovel ready projects were already planned for two or three years from now, but the state came up with a plan to free-up money and start the projects in 2010. A St. Landry Parish project is one of three on... more »
  • Flooded Roads In Iberia Parish

    December 8, 2009 8:34 AM

    W. Admiral Doyle Drive, @Hopkins Street, @St. Jude, @Iberia Landry & W. Saint Peter Street (also west of Landry) Broken Arrow Road 3212 St. Peter Street, @Bank Street, @Lewis Street, @Ann Street Hwy 14, @676 (Valery Road), @Weeks Island Road Grand Prarie & 675... more »

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