Finally getting around to reviewing a day trip we took on May 9 from Pensacola, Florida west to Biloxi, Gulfport, New Orleans and LaPlace, Louisiana. While we have extensively covered much of this region previously, several key projects are underway or were completed in recent years. Let’s take a look at a few of them.
The drive across Mobile was uneventful and the only work ongoing is a resurfacing project along Interstate 10 in Mobile. The same could be said for Jackson County, Mississippi, as the drive along I-10 was unnoteworthy.
Once in D’Iberville additional upgrades are taking place. This work follows prior work to build an interchange between I-110 at Sangani Boulevard / Promenade Parkway and completion of the Mississippi 67 expressway. Construction continues involving both the full-cloverleaf interchange between Interstates 10 and 110 with Mississippi 67 and the adjacent side roads. This work does not yet include the proposed flyover linking I-10 west with I-110 south.
Phase I of the current construction involves building a new collector distributor roadway for the eastbound I-10 mainline at I-110 to offset weaving traffic movements. Just to the west a new partial diverging diamond interchange (DDI) for Galleria Parkway (former D’Iberville Boulevard) was added and opened to traffic in June.1
Shifting to the east, the Lamey Bridge Road overpass was replaced and a new westbound off-ramp from I-10 to it opened by the end of July. Remaining work pertaining to Phase I wraps up by October.2