Latest Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development News

High number of Louisiana traffic deaths during Thanksgiving

Dec. 10, 2021 16:19 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Thanksgiving weekend was Louisiana's deadliest for traffic crashes in seven years. The state Department of Transportation and Development said Thursday that a total of 15 crashes and 20 fatalities were reported between Nov. 24-29, The Advocate reported. ...

Frustration boils over about Louisiana road and bridge work

Nov. 19, 2021 16:59 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As Louisiana readies for an infusion of federal infrastructure cash, a powerful state senator Friday said he's so dissatisfied with the state transportation department's handling of road and bridge money that he's ready to “blow it up and start over.” ...

Louisiana interstate narrowed as part of construction work

Nov. 13, 2021 10:10 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Interstate 10 in Louisiana's capital city has been narrowed for westbound motorists as part of ongoing construction work, sparking periodic traffic backups on a stretch of highway already clogged with motorists. But Shawn Wilson, state...