Fatal crash on I-10 near Sorrento kills two children
Posted on 5/7/2018 11:49:00 AM.

A two vehicle crash near Sorrento on Interstate 10 killed two children last night. The driver of the vehicle who struck the victim’s car 47-year-old Stephen Daigle of Gonzales, was arrested and charged with negligent homicide, negligent injuring and reckless operations. 

“Troopers were told by witnesses that the vehicle driven by Mr. Daigle was driving erratically and weaving in and out of traffic before striking Ms. Philson’s vehicle,” said State Trooper Bryan Lee. 
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Road work starts Saturday by Lake Charles to impact interstate traffic for four months
Posted on 3/2/2018 5:17:00 AM.

Four months of construction work will begin Saturday on the I-10 bridge in Lake Charles. DOTD spokesman Rodney Mallet says 8.5 million dollar project will initially close the inside eastbound lane so crews can replace expansion joints on the nearly 60-year-old structure.

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Several road projects outlined for Louisiana in 2018
Posted on 1/2/2018 3:00:00 AM.
Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn Wilson looks ahead to road projects coming and continuing into 2018. He says major progress will take place on the work being done on I-10, west of the Basin Bridge to Lafayette.
 
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Over 2,000 wrecks on I-10 between Lafayette and Baton Rouge in 3 year period
Posted on 11/16/2017 3:16:00 AM.

As we’ve seen an excess number of wrecks this week, the state Department of Transportation reports there were 2,423 crashes on Interstate 10 between Exit 100 in Lafayette and the Baton Rouge Mississippi River Bridge from January 1st of 2014 to the end of 2016. DOTD Secretary Shawn Wilson,
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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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