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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I-10 to be widened between Highland Rd and Hwy 73
Posted on 9/13/2016 6:14:00 PM.

Governor John Bel Edwards announces I-10 will be widened from four to six lanes between Highland Road in Baton Rouge and Highway 73 in Ascension Parish. He says about 30% of the traffic on I-10 is moving commerce. But he says this project will benefit all drivers.
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Bus crash on I-10 kills two and injures several others
Posted on 8/28/2016 4:49:00 PM.
Two people are dead and 30 injured after a party bus driven by an illegal resident smashed into a fire truck and other vehicles on I-10 in St. John the Baptist Parish near LaPlace. State Police Trooper Melissa Matey says the bus hit a fire truck that responded to an earlier single vehicle wreck.
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Small plane lands on I-10 near LaPlace
Posted on 8/8/2016 1:02:00 PM.
There was a bizarre incident on I-10 this morning near LaPlace, as a small plane had to make an emergency landing in the median. That's according to Melissa Matey with State Police. She says the aircraft had some mechanical failures.
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DOTD to widen I-10 between I-49 interchange and Atchafalaya Basin
Posted on 8/3/2016 11:04:00 AM.

The Department of Transportation announces they will soon begin the process of widening Interstate 10 between the I-49 interchange and the Atchafalaya Basin. DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson says this area of the interstate is heavily trafficked by freight trucks. He believes widening the road to three lanes in both directions will alleviate congestion.
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DOTD reminds motorists of lane closure on I-10 in West Baton Rouge
Posted on 1/29/2016 4:43:00 AM.

The Department of Transportation is alerting drivers of a single lane closure beginning today on eastbound I-10 in West Baton Rouge Parish just before the Mississippi River Bridge. DOTD Spokesperson Rodney Mallett says construction is necessary to maintain the integrity of our roadway. But he says they tried to schedule the road work during times with the least amount of traffic.
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State Police investigating 7-vehicle crash in West Baton Rouge Parish
Posted on 12/8/2015 11:22:00 AM.
State Police are investigating a seven vehicle crash that occurred on I-10 in West Baton Rouge Parish early this morning.  Sergeant Nick Manale says the crash happened around 3AM in heavy fog conditions when a passenger vehicle stopped in the roadway.
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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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