Department of Transportation and Development http://wwno.org en Voting begins to select new paint color for Jimmie Davis Bridge http://wwno.org/post/voting-begins-select-new-paint-color-jimmie-davis-bridge The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development seeks input on the new color for the Jimmie Davis Bridge that connects Shreveport-Bossier over the Red River.<img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="The Jimmie Davis Bridge, built in 1968, has about 21,000 vehicles moving across it each day." data-attribution="Credit Alpsroad.net" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/rrr/files/styles/card_280/public/201403/eb3.jpg" alt="" /><p>The agency has a laundry list of repairs and upgrades it will make to the Jimmie Davis Bridge, including re-decki Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:23:00 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 55466 at http://wwno.org Real-Time Traffic, Road Closure Updates http://wwno.org/post/real-time-traffic-road-closure-updates <p>Find real-time traffic updates, links to live traffic cameras, and much more in this interactive application from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.</p><p><iframe height="1200" scrolling="no" src="http://hb.511la.org/main.jsf" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 23:53:51 +0000 Jason Saul 52940 at http://wwno.org State Transportation Department Releases Winter Storm Road Plan http://wwno.org/post/state-transportation-department-releases-winter-storm-road-plan <p>The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has released its response plan for the winter storm threatening much of the state.</p><p>The plan details the roads and bridges&nbsp;DOTD will attempt to keep clear. However, as all storms are dynamic events, DOTD says the following information may be adjusted depending on changing conditions.</p><p><strong>DOTD will commit resources to keep the following roads open:</strong></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 01:24:48 +0000 Jason Saul 52872 at http://wwno.org State Department Of Transportation Preparing For Unsafe Road Conditions http://wwno.org/post/state-department-transportation-preparing-unsafe-road-conditions <p>The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is preparing to deal with the snow, sleet and freezing rain expected to impact the New Orleans region this week.</p><p>The DOTD said in a press release that they are planning to pretreat portions of Interstates and major traffic corridors ahead of the storm's impact. Workers are prepared to apply de-icing materials, remove fallen trees, and close roadways if necessary; however, the state does not possess enough equipment or resources to keep all the bridges in the state open through this severe weather event.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 22:25:30 +0000 Jason Saul 52858 at http://wwno.org La. 1 Toll Collections Suspended http://wwno.org/post/la-1-toll-collections-suspended <p>The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has suspended toll collections at La. 1 in Leeville in response to the mandatory evacuation of Grand Isle, the agency announced this afternoon.</p><p>DOTD says the tolls have been suspended in order to facilitate emergency and protective services and evacuation as Tropical Storm Karen approaches the coast. The agency will make an announcement when tolls are scheduled to resume.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 19:19:53 +0000 Jason Saul 45344 at http://wwno.org LA Swift Bus Service To Baton Rouge Ends Today http://wwno.org/post/la-swift-bus-service-baton-rouge-ends-today <p>Today is the final day for the <a href="http://www.laswift.com/" target="_blank">LA Swift</a> bus. That’s the commuter bus between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, started shortly after Hurricane Katrina. It has provided transport between the cities for just a few dollars, by far the cheapest option available.</p><p>Downtown at Tulane and Loyola Avenues, Carrie Robicheaux waits for the Swift bus back to Baton Rouge, after a trip to see her New Orleans doctor. She’s taken this bus since she moved away after Katrina.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:35:01 +0000 Eve Troeh 40731 at http://wwno.org Algiers Ferry Terminal Work to Finish this Afternoon http://wwno.org/post/algiers-ferry-terminal-work-finish-afternoon <p>Work on the damaged Algiers Point Ferry Terminal that was suspended yesterday due to inclement weather will be completed today by 3:30 p.m., according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.</p><p><a href="http://www.dotd.louisiana.gov/operations/cccd/" target="_blank">Ferry service</a> from the Algiers Point terminal will remain suspended while the work is being completed, the DOTD said. However, the DOTD says all construction is weather-dependent, and may need to be rescheduled again.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:41:55 +0000 Jason Saul 28260 at http://wwno.org DOTD: No Lane Closures During 'Super Gras' http://wwno.org/post/dotd-no-lane-closures-during-super-gras <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Because of the magnitude of special events surrounding Super Bowl and a full slate of parades associated with New Orleans' carnival season, state transportation officials say they are suspending lane closures on all bridges, freeways, expressways and arterial roadways near those activities.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 23:52:52 +0000 The Associated Press 27768 at http://wwno.org State Spent $668M on Transportation Infrastructure in 2012 http://wwno.org/post/state-spent-668m-transportation-infrastructure-2012 <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">State officials say more than $668 million was spent on roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure during 2012.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Department of Transportation and Development Secretary Sherri LeBas says the money went to 372 improvement projects on more than 1,000 miles of roadways and 71 bridges in Louisiana.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 27016 at http://wwno.org Pointe-a-la-Hache Ferry Landing Closed as Unsafe http://wwno.org/post/pointe-la-hache-ferry-landing-closed-unsafe <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Pointe-a-la-Hache ferry landing has been closed indefinitely as unsafe. A Plaquemines Parish news release says the Department of Transportation and Development ordered it closed immediately on Wednesday.</p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:30:00 +0000 The Associated Press 26678 at http://wwno.org