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  • DOTD asks Shreveport to open dam's gates

    April 19, 2014 6:55 PM

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development wants Shreveport to open Cross Lake dam's spillway drawdown gates, but the city is refusing. The Times of Shreveport reports that DOTD wants the gates opened to ensure that people living along the waterway aren't flooded if a substantial... more »
  • Roads Remain Icy after Winter Weather, Hard Freeze

    February 12, 2014 7:37 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Department of Transportation, along with other local and state partners, battled freezing temperatures and winter precipitation throughout the night to keep major corridors open in northern portions of the state. Even as the weather conditions improve today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises... more »
  • DOTD announces La. 1 Caminada Bridge in Grand Isle is closed

    January 29, 2014 8:41 AM

    NEW ORLEANS, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces the La. 1 Caminada Bridge in Grand Isle is closed because of icy conditions. DOTD is reminding travelers that driving in wintery conditions can be hazardous and travelers should avoid driving. Motorists can access the latest... more »
  • DOTD works to keep corridors open; roads remain icy after winter weather, hard freeze

    January 29, 2014 8:38 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Transportation, along with other local and state partners, battled freezing temperatures and winter precipitation throughout the night to keep major corridors open. However, if you don't have to drive, don't. Travel will be slow and treacherous. Even as the weather conditions improve,... more »
  • Opelousas working with DOTD to improve I-49 safety

    December 2, 2013 9:19 AM

    OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - A plan is currently being developed to help reduce accidents on one of the most dangerous intersections in Opelousas. The Daily World reports the Interstate 49 interchange at U.S. 190 has been the scene of 44 accidents with injuries in the past few years, several of... more »
  • Resident Petitioning for Traffic Light Play Video

    September 4, 2013 6:27 PM

    If you've traveled Verot School Road during peak drive times, morning or afternoon, you know it's a traffic nightmare. The Department of Transportation and Development is hoping to relieve congestion, widening Verot from two lanes to four lanes. Residents say even with four lanes, traffic will still be... more »
  • DOTD: $520K in toll tag payments refunded

    June 21, 2013 8:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is turning $7.5 million in unclaimed Crescent City Connection tolls and toll tag payments over to the state Treasury as unclaimed property. Spokeswoman Bambi Hall says DOTD has sent $520,000 in refund checks to people who applied by the... more »
  • J-Turns Changing How Drivers Navigate US 90

    October 1, 2012 7:22 PM

    If you've driven on US 90 lately, you probably noticed a few changes on how you can turn to either get on the Thruway or or cross over. The new U-Turn system is called a J-Turn, and there are about 13 of them on Hwy 90 now. The J-Turns stretch... more »
  • DOTD Closing Three Railroad Crossings in New Iberia

    June 20, 2012 6:36 PM

    Railroad crossings in New Iberia will be upgraded soon, but not before the Department of Transportation and Development closes a few. The plan is to add gates at crossings to improve safety. There are 23 railroad crossings throughout the city in need of an upgrade. DOTD officials say three of... more »
  • DOTD to install traffic signal in Addis

    February 9, 2012 10:45 AM

    ADDIS, La. (AP) - The state Department of Transportation and Development will install a traffic signal at the intersection of La. Highway 1 and Sugar Plantation Parkway in Addis, a crossing where three people died last year. The Advocate reports DOTD originally rejected installing a traffic signal at that location,... more »
  • DOTD advises of holiday road work

    December 15, 2011 4:30 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is advising drivers of upcoming road work schedules for the interstate and all other major road projects throughout Louisiana for the Christmas and New Year's holidays (Friday, December 23 through Sunday, December 25, and Friday, December 30 through Sunday, January 1). In... more »
  • DOTD: Larose pontoon bridge closed for repairs

    October 27, 2011 6:56 AM

    LAROSE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development says the pontoon bridge at Larose is closed to vehicles until further notice, while the department replaces timbers that have deteriorated. Until it's fixed, drivers can use the Galliano vertical lift bridge or the Belle Vue Swing Bridge. ... more »
  • DOTD Increasing the Speed Limit on parts of I-49 in St. Landry

    April 13, 2011 10:00 AM

    Ron Bertinot, from DOTD District 03 District Traffic Engineer came on GMA this morning to talk about how the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will be increasing the speed limit on rural portions of I-49 in Evangeline and St. Landry parishes from 70 mph to 75 mph. The... more »
  • Iberia Tree Moving

    February 23, 2011 7:44 PM

    A 150 year old oak tree in New Iberia will soon be on the move. It's travel expenses are being paid with tax dollars. The tree is called "Mr. Al." Recently, petitioners convinced the Department of Transportation and Development not to cut it down. "Mr. Al" is currently in... more »
  • DOTD Treating Icy Roads

    February 4, 2011 1:50 AM

    Officials with the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office say several roads across the parish are freezing over. Highways 167, 71, and 105 as well as I-49 North of Opelousas up to mile-marker 50 are experiencing heavy ice accumulations. Officials say that fortunatley people are heeding the warnings and are... more »
  • Multi-Million Dollar Road Project

    October 25, 2010 3:59 PM

    From DOTD: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that bids will be taken on Oct. 27 for a project that is designed to improve safety on roadways in the Lafayette area. Work on the estimated $1 million to $2.5 million project will involve installing centerline... more »
  • Pothole Killer

    October 18, 2010 7:27 PM

    Louisiana is known to top the list of "Worst Roads in the Nation." But, some Lafayette drivers could be in for a smoother ride. New technology to fill potholes is being taken for a test drive in the Hub City. A Philadelphia company has one of it's "Pothole Killer" trucks... more »
  • Iberia Parish Road Closure Thursday

    September 22, 2010 9:52 AM

    La. 87, 0.4 of a mile west of La. 3182 (Bayside Bridge), Iberia Parish will be closed for cross-drain replacement beginning Thursday, September 23, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.. The detour will consist of La. 3182, La. 182 and La 320. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you... more »
  • DOTD Reminds Motorists Permanent Lane Adjustments to the I-10 Miss. River Bridge

    August 19, 2010 5:21 PM

    The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) reminds motorists that permanent lane adjustments to the I-10 Mississippi River Bridge went into effect on Sunday, August 8, at 8 a.m. The lane adjustments have been implemented as part of the ongoing I-10 Mississippi Bridge signing and striping project, and will... more »
  • Melville Ferry to Close For Good

    July 26, 2010 2:24 PM

    The Melville Ferry will be permanently closed on October 9 th , 2010 due to budget constraints. Operations will continue as normal until the date of closure. The nearest available state route crossings of the Atchafalaya River is the US-190 bridge at Krotz Springs. Questions regarding this closure can be... more »
  • DOTD-Work Schedules for the Memorial Day Weekend

    May 25, 2010 1:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana for the Memorial Day weekend (Friday, May 28 through Monday, May 31). DOTD Interim Secretary Sherri LeBas urges drivers to use extra caution... more »
  • La 368 in Acadia Parish Closed Thursday

    March 29, 2010 8:45 AM

    La 368, 0.7 of a mile west of La 13 in the Community of Mowata in Acadia Parish, will be closed from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2010, for railroad repair. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site... more »
  • Ambassador Extension Opens

    March 26, 2010 6:07 PM

    Traffic is now flowing on a highly anticipated road in Lafayette. A portion of the Ambassador Caffery Extension opened at 2:00 this afternoon. The opening will alleviate traffic from highway 90 near the Zoo of Acadiana to LA-89. Both Lafayette and Broussard residents believe the new road will help traffic... more »
  • Holiday Traffic Advisories for Louisiana Travel

    March 26, 2010 5:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advises drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana for the Easter holiday (Friday, April 2 through Sunday, April 4). DOTD Interim Secretary Sherri H. LeBas urges drivers to use extra... more »
  • Amb Caffery North Extenstion to Affect Thousands

    March 23, 2010 1:53 PM

    A $150 million dollar road project affecting thousands of drivers in Lafayette Parish is on its way to approval. "I'm confident it will occur; if the Federal Highway Administration approves it, that is a major milestone to moving a project like this forward," says Bill Fontenot with the Louisiana... more »
  • Railroad Repair in Duson

    March 15, 2010 4:10 PM

    Beginning Wednesday, March 17, 2010, La 95, 100 feet north of US 90 in the Town of Duson will be closed from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. for railroad repair.
  • DOTD Stimulus Projects Take Shape

    February 17, 2010 7:34 PM

    One year after President Obama signed the $787-billion Recovery Act, signs of progress in the transportation sector might be evident in the form of blueprints. According to the Recovery Act's website , The Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) received $344,366,035 of the $2,509,766,876 awarded to Louisiana. More than $40-million... more »
  • Road Closure: Opelousas derailment cleanup

    February 17, 2010 11:36 AM

    Beginning Thursday, February 18, 2010, LA 749 will be closed for derailment cleanup, approximately 0.3 of a mile North of US 190 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Work is expected to last 2 days daylight hours only, weather permitting. The detour will consist of... more »
  • DOTD changes Customer Service Center hours of operation

    January 14, 2010 11:24 AM

    The Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that they will change the operation hours of the DOTD Customer Service Center from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday starting January 19, 2010. "We adjusted the hours of operation to meet... more »
  • DOTD Releases Holiday Travel Warnings

    December 18, 2009 9:15 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana for Christmas weekend (Thursday, Dec. 24 through Sunday, Dec. 27) and for New Year's weekend (Thursday, Dec. 31 through Sunday, Jan. 3). ... more »
  • Road Opened: Jefferson Street Bridge in New Iberia

    December 1, 2009 10:40 AM

    DOTD has reported that La. 3156 (JeffersonStreetBridge) in New Iberia is now open to vehicular traffic. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ La. 3156 (Jefferson Street Bridge) in Iberia Parish is now closed for necessary unforeseen bridge repairs. The duration of the repairs is unknown at this time. DOTD appreciates your patience and... more »
  • Road Closed: Bayou Tesson Bridge debris removal

    November 25, 2009 1:52 PM

    Beginning Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 8:00 a.m., LA 182, in St. Landry Parish, will be closed approximately .8 miles North of LA 3233 (Harry Guilbeau Road), for the removal of debris under the Bayou Tesson Bridge. The detour will consist of LA 3233 (Harry Guilbeau Road), I-49, and LA... more »
  • Melville Ferry in Danger of Closing

    November 23, 2009 7:31 PM

    The Town of Melville in northern St. Landry Parish may soon lose one of their most important means of transportation. The state is recommending closing the Melville Ferry along with three others in the state to save nearly 5 million dollars. The Department of Transportation says the Melville... more »
  • DOTD issues Thanksgiving holiday travel advisory

    November 19, 2009 3:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) today advised drivers of upcoming work schedules for interstate and major road projects throughout Louisiana for Thanksgiving Weekend (Thursday, Nov. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 29). DOTD Secretary William D. Ankner, Ph.D., urged drivers to use extra caution... more »
  • Road Closed: Evangeline Parish Construction

    November 12, 2009 3:04 PM

    La 104 approximately 6.4 miles east of La 13 in Evangeline Parish will be closed Monday, November 16, 2009, and Tuesday, November 17, 2009, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for bridge repairs, weather permitting. The detour will consist of La 1161 and La 29. DOTD appreciates your patience and... more »
  • Road Closed: LA 105 St. Landry Parish

    November 9, 2009 12:52 PM

    La 105, approximately 0.7 of a mile south of US 190 in St Landry Parish will be closed Wednesday, November 11, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for railroad repair. This closure should last only one day. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution... more »
  • Road Closed: Opelousas, detours given

    November 2, 2009 11:00 AM

    Beginning Wednesday, November 4, 2009 , LA 3043 will be closed ½ mile north of its South Junction with LA 104 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, for railroad repairs. Work will begin at 8:00 a.m. and is expected to last until 5:00 p.m., weather permitting. The detour will consist of... more »
  • Bayou Tigre Repairs

    October 30, 2009 9:13 AM

    The referenced Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development project to repair the bridge located at Bayou Tigre on La 330 has been awarded to Boland Marine & Mafg. Co., Inc. at a low bid cost of $432,900.00. The contractor has been issued a conditional work order start date of November... more »
  • Road Closed: La 93 from Lafayette to Cankton

    October 30, 2009 9:08 AM

    Beginning Wednesday, November 4, 2009, La 93 in St. Landry Parish from the Lafayette Parish Line to the North city limits of Cankton will have intermittent lane closures for the next two months, weather permitting, while crews cold plane the existing asphaltic concrete pavement, patch, stabilize the base course, and... more »
  • DOTD Web site to be temporarily unavailable

    October 29, 2009 11:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today that its Web site will be temporarily unavailable during the weekends of Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Nov. 7-8, and Nov. 14-15 due to electrical renovations at the DOTD Headquarters Building in Baton Rouge. System power will... more »
  • Road Closed October 27th: US 190 and I-49

    October 26, 2009 10:40 AM

    La 743, approximately 1.2 miles south of US 190 in St Landry Parish will be closed Tuesday, October 27, 2009, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for railroad repair. This closure should last only one day. Louisiana DOTD regrets any inconvenience this necessary work may cause and appreciates your patience.... more »
  • Bridge Malfunction

    October 9, 2009 10:34 AM

    According to State Police, Hwy 14 draw bridge in Delcambre is close due to a malfunction. The bridge will be closed for a couple of hours as DOTD is working to correct the problem. Detours include LA675 to LA682 to LA89.
  • Road Closed: Vermilion Parish LA 699

    September 22, 2009 2:30 PM

    Please be advised that LA 699, 3 miles west of US 167 in Vermilion Parish will be closed to vehicular traffic for bridge replacement beginning on Monday, September 28, 2009, weather permitting. The new structure should be completed in approximately 3 weeks. A detour will be provided and consists... more »

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