TV ad campaign attempts to bring public support for new bridge
Posted on 11/12/2018 8:06:00 PM.

Republican Senator Rick Ward of Port Allen is attempting to build awareness and public support for a new bridge crossing the Mississippi River with a TV ad that started airing last week. Ward said the new bridge would help alleviate the congested roadway issues for Baton Rouge and outlying areas.

Sen. Rick Ward, Baton Rouge, Mississippi River, Traffic

New Report: 14% of Louisiana Bridges are Structurally Deficient
Posted on 10/30/2018 12:23:00 PM.

A new report shows 14 percent of bridges in Louisiana are structurally deficient, with a need for rehabilitation or possibly even replacement. Spokesperson for the transportation research group TRIP, Rocky Moretti, says precautions are being taken with some of these bridges in order to extend structural lifespans.

Bridges, Traffic, New Orleans, Baton Rouge

2-year-old dies after father allegedly drives drunk with kids in the car
Posted on 9/17/2018 11:15:00 AM.

State Police say a 2-year-old is dead and other children sustained injuries after their father drunkenly flew through an intersection in Donaldsonville on Highway 70 and got t-boned. 27-year-old John Henderson of Baton Rouge, the driver, has been arrested as a result. State Police Spokesperson Sgt. Jared Sandifer says Henderson blew through the intersection.

DUI, Drunk Driving, Jarded Sandifer, Louisiana State Police, traffic, fatal crash

Bill to require trucks to drive in right lane on Baton Rouge interstates passes committee
Posted on 4/16/2018 12:35:00 PM.
A bill that would require 18-wheelers to be in the right lane while traveling on interstates through Baton Rouge from 4 to 7 PM on weekdays passed the House Transportation Committee. Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter says he’s trying to do something about the daily back-ups that happen in the capital city.
Baton Rouge, Interstate 10, Interstate 12, traffic, Steve Carter

New law prohibits unmarked speed enforcement cameras
Posted on 8/1/2017 2:48:00 AM.

Drivers should no longer receive speeding tickets in the mail from hidden speed cameras thanks to a new law that goes into effect today. New Orleans Senator Troy Carter’s legislation requires signs to be posted ahead of speed enforcement camera in order to collect on the fine.

Troy Carter, speed cameras, traffic, drivers

Senate committee approves bill requiring signs ahead of speed cameras
Posted on 5/4/2017 10:12:00 AM.

The Senate Transportation Committee approves a bill that requires traffic signs to be posted ahead of speed cameras. The proposal by New Orleans Senator Troy Carter is similar to one that passed last year requiring warning signs for red-light cameras. He says this prevents municipalities from using these cameras as a money grab.

Troy Carter, speed cameras, Senate Transportation Committee, traffic

BR delegation exploring options to fund traffic relief projects; possible gas tax on ballot
Posted on 2/16/2017 1:15:00 PM.
Baton Rouge Representative Steve Carter says letting the public decide whether to increase the gas tax to raise funds for traffic relief projects would be one option. He says a 23 cent tax is a possible solution in coming up with the $700 million; and leaders in the Capitol City are looking at what that money could go to.
gas tax, steve carter, baton rouge, traffic

I-10 Corridor survey due this Monday
Posted on 6/12/2015 12:19:00 PM.
The Department of Transportation is reminding Baton Rouge area residents the deadline to take the online I-10 Corridor Improvement Study is this Monday. DOTD spokesperson Rodney Mallett says more than 12,000 people have taken the online survey already, surpassing their goal.
DOTD, Rodney Mallett, I-10 Corridor, Mississippi River Bridge, traffic

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