Four die in fiery crash on I-12 in St. Tammany Parish
Posted on 5/27/2018 1:46:00 PM.
State Police say an 18-wheeler, hauling avocados, was unable to stop as traffic had slowed down, causing a chain reaction crash with nine other vehicles. The 18-wheeler jackknifed and caught fire. The driver was killed and a positive identification has yet to be confirmed.
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Hammond man charged with vehicular negligent homicide in crash that killed an infant
Posted on 5/3/2018 4:57:00 PM.
State Police charge a Hammond man with vehicular negligent homicide as result of a crash on I-12 near Covington that killed a one-month old child. Senior Trooper Dustin Dwight says 62-year-old Erroll Nugent missed his exit to Highway 190 and instead of turning around at the next exit, he tried a U-Turn through the grassy median.
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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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DOTD looking at expanding I-12 between Mandeville and Covington
Posted on 8/3/2017 3:39:00 AM.

The state Department of Transportation is discussing the possibility of widening Interstate 12 in the western part of St. Tammany Parish between Mandeville and Covington. Jennifer Branton with DOTD says there are two proposals in the works to add one lane to the east and westbound lanes.

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Walker Police work to identify body found under I-12 bridge
Posted on 1/25/2017 5:47:00 PM.

Walker Police are working to identify a female body that was found under an I-12 bridge. Captain John Sharp says employees of Gravity Draining District Five of Livingston Parish were working to clear debris under the bridge when they made the gruesome discovery.

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Federal highway bill contains more money for Louisiana roads
Posted on 12/3/2015 3:27:00 AM.
The US House is expected to vote today on a transportation bill that would provide Louisiana an additional 100-million dollars a year in federal highway dollars. Baton Rouge Congressman Garret Graves helped craft the legislation and he says the bill also provides states with grant opportunities to help pay for major transportation improvements in south Louisiana.
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State Senator asks DOTD to make shoulder of I-12 corridor into a travel lane
Posted on 7/15/2015 2:13:00 AM.
Livingston Sen. Dale Erdey is asking the Department of Transportation to check the feasibility of turning the inside shoulder of I-12 into a travel lane between Baton Rouge and Walker. The proposal would make the 15 mile corridor grow from six to eight lanes between the I-10/12 split and Walker. Erdey believes this would be a huge help.
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Commercial trucks restricted to right lane on I-12 between Walker and the Tangipahoa Parish line
Posted on 5/16/2014 1:06:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
In an effort to reduce traffic accidents in construction zones along I-12 between Walker and the Tangipahoa Parish line, the Department of Transportation says commercial trucks will only be allowed to travel in the right lane through that stretch. DOTD spokesman Rodney Mallett says there have been several crashes in those work areas.
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