US 190 (I-12 to LA 22) Road Closures

There will be alternating, intermittent lane closures of the inside (left) or the outside (right) lanes of Eastbound and Westbound US 190 from I-12 (mile post 248) to LA 22 (mile post 250) on Sunday, December 15, 2013 through Saturday, December 21, 2013 while construction crews install asphalt guardrail pads, and erect the overhead and…

Traffic cameras on Louisiana roads and bridges

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development enables drivers to access up-to-date traffic information through a traffic camera system installed along designated positions on the interstate and bridges. Currently, the cities monitored by traffic cameras are Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Hammond/Northshore, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Shreveport, Houma, Monroe/West Monroe: http://www.511la.org/ This service allows drivers to view traffic…

$12 Million Investment for Essen Lane Widening Project

BATON ROUGE – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced a $12 million investment to widen approximately one mile of Essen Lane from Perkins Road to I-10. The project will reduce congestion and improve safety for more than 35,000 motorists who use this segment of Essen Lane every day. Governor Jindal said, “This $12 million investment to widen…

Baton Rouge traffic, free to flow again

Quick Facts from Baton Rouge Traffic Nightmare: Damaged rig was removed before 7:00 AM. 8,700 gallons of isobutane were carried by truck. Two people were hospitalized. “Vent and burn” method used created huge fireball before midnight on August 22, 2012. Roughly 100,000 vehicles were affected. The truck had no rear crash guard because it was…

Tips for Safe Travel in 15-Passenger Vans – Tires Degrade Over Time

WASHINGTON, DC – As the spring driving season gets under way, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging colleges, church groups, and other users of 15-passenger vans to take specific steps to keep drivers and passengers safe — including buckling up every trip, every time. Recognizing that 15-passenger vans are particularly sensitive to…

The Complete Tweets of DOTD August 22 at 11:41 PM

Tweets 3hBaton Rouge Traffic ‏@BR_Traffic I-10 East remains closed at the I-10/I-12 Jct, and I-10 West remains closed at Siegen. This closure is expected to last through the night. Expand  Reply   Retweet   Favorite 5hBaton Rouge Traffic ‏@BR_Traffic All lanes are now open I-10 East at College. There is no congestion at this time. Expand  Reply   Retweet   Favorite…