Truck driver carrying a load of potatoes on I-10 killed in fiery crash
Posted on 10/9/2017 10:45:00 AM.

A truck driver was killed this morning after he lost control of his vehicle on I-10 at the Butte La Rose exit in St. Martin Parish. Louisiana State Police Master Trooper Brooks David says the accident caused a section I-10 eastbound to be closed while crews inspected the bridge.


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DOTD redesigns interstate barriers amid flood complaints
Posted on 8/18/2017 10:47:00 AM.

Amid claims a concrete barrier on I-12 worsened flooding last year, the state department of transportation will redesign the walls on new construction projects. DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson says two inch tall openings stretching 12 to 24 inches wide will be put in the walls every so many feet.
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I-10 eastbound near Sorrento will be closed for the weekend
Posted on 7/7/2017 10:59:00 AM.

Interstate 10 East between Sorrento and Gramercy will be closed again this weekend to repair the on ramp bridge connecting U.S. 61 and I-10. The closure begins at 9 p.m. tonight and is set to reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday. Rodney Mallett with the state Department of Transportation advises motorists to be prepared to have an alternate route if traveling to New Orleans.
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St. John Parish deputy lucky to be alive after being struck on I-10
Posted on 7/3/2017 10:58:00 AM.

A St. John Parish sheriff’s deputy is lucky to be alive after he was struck by a possible drunk driver on Interstate 10 this morning. Sheriff Mike Tregre says Sgt. Staty Lewis was assisting a St. Charles Parish deputy with an accident on the side of I-10.
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DOTD announces plans to widen I-10 in EBR and Ascension Parishes
Posted on 6/14/2017 12:41:00 PM.

The state Department of Transportation announces plans to widen Interstate 10 from four to six lanes in East Baton Rouge and Ascension Parishes. The project also includes the replacement of the LA 42 overpass. DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson says construction is slated to begin in early 2018.
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Man arrested for waiving gun at driver on I-10
Posted on 5/5/2017 12:26:00 PM.

A Sulphur man is behind bars after threatening a driver on I-10 with a handgun. Louisiana State Police Sgt. James Anderson says 24-year-old Matthew Savoie brandished his weapon at another motorist while driving down I-10 near Welsh.
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DOTD breaks ground on I-10 widening project
Posted on 4/7/2017 5:52:00 AM.

The Department of Transportation has broken ground on a project to widen a 7 mile section of Interstate 10 from I-49 to the Atchafalaya Basin. DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson says they are replacing the original pavement and widening it to three lanes. He says this will increase the interstate’s capacity for the 60,000 people who drive this stretch of highway every day.
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I-10 eastbound near Sorrento closed for the weekend
Posted on 3/10/2017 3:17:00 AM.

The eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 near Sorrento will be closed over the weekend as crews with the state Department of Transportation will remove a damaged bridge. DOTD Spokesperson Rodney Mallet says the two lane closure will begin tonight at 9 and the highway will reopen Monday at 5 AM. Traffic will be rerouted. 
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DOTD seeking private dollars to help alleviate congestion on I-10 in Baton Rouge
Posted on 1/30/2017 6:26:00 PM.

For the first time in the state’s history, Louisiana’s transportation department is looking to see if a private company wants to help pay for highway projects to alleviate congestion along the I-10 corridor in the Baton Rouge area. DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson says investors have until March 31st to submit their proposals.
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Report: I-10, I-20 ranked among most dangerous highways in country
Posted on 10/18/2016 6:45:00 AM.

Two interstate highways that stretch across Louisiana are ranked among the most dangerous roads in the country, according to a new report from the finance website ValuePenguin. Interstates 10 and 20 came in at numbers four and 8 respectively on the list. Research analyst Craig Casazza says I-10 is the second darkest interstate, and it’s also known for drunk drivers.
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