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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1151 on: April 03, 2020, 12:08:20 AM »

I made an interesting state route clinch yesterday. LA 975 from Whiskey Bay to Krotz Springs in the Atchafalaya swamp. 17 miles of gravel! I still think it’s crazy that a road can have a state highway shield on it and not be paved. And it’s an exit from I-10.


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Allow me to introduce you to LA 3239. It is dirt & gravel on both ends of the road and paved in the middle.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/130771900@N08/31212412488/in/album-72157702029656785/

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Re: Louisiana introduces GeauxPass for statewide toll collection system!
« Reply #1152 on: May 21, 2020, 07:03:12 PM »

How about more toll roads in LA? :)

I cannot see that happening. Louisiana is a POPULIST state. Suggesting any such thing would be political suicide for POLS.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1155 on: July 08, 2020, 03:09:14 PM »

How about more toll roads in LA? :)

I cannot see that happening. Louisiana is a POPULIST state. Suggesting any such thing would be political suicide for POLS.

Oh, they'll get the Gateway to the Gulf extension finished with tolls. Outside of that-not happening until Hell drops to zero Kelvin. On their own heads so be it.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1157 on: July 09, 2020, 11:59:27 PM »

Found this gem today in Baton Rouge. Swan Ave at Scenic Hwy (US 61/190)






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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1158 on: July 10, 2020, 05:01:00 AM »

I-I-110? A bit redundant if you ask me.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1159 on: July 10, 2020, 11:21:32 PM »

I-I-110? A bit redundant if you ask me.

Not the first time in that town:

(Essen Plaza, circa 2006)
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1160 on: July 11, 2020, 12:11:11 AM »

I-I-110? A bit redundant if you ask me.

Not the first time in that town:

(Essen Plaza, circa 2006)

That 10/Essen interchange has remained pretty consistent (save for a few mast-to-span traffic light upgrades), but the interstate shields on the overhead wires seem to come and go. In this 2011 GSV a WB 10 shield is missing entirely: https://www.google.com/maps/@30.406439,-91.1025215,3a,75y,16.8h,100.32t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s1kjzOQ-ArTbNbLGZOm1udA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1163 on: August 29, 2020, 09:01:22 PM »

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1164 on: August 29, 2020, 11:22:56 PM »

Looks like the latest iteration of the overhead signing has a 3di shield used for one of the overhead I-10 shields.

No, it looks like 4 characters on a 2DI interstate sign....

How? All of them just have "10", and the middle sign is clearly a 3DI.

I agree the one on the pole (Swan Avenue) does look like  3DI Sign stock. The ones hanging look like 2DI sign stock. I also agree they are all aberrations.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1168 on: July 18, 2021, 12:59:02 AM »

Found this gem today in Baton Rouge. Swan Ave at Scenic Hwy (US 61/190)






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OUCH. LaDOTD needs to seriously redo their signage contracts.

Besides, that sign is kind of off. The Scenic Highway terminus of I-110 is nearly 1/2 mile to the north. Better access to I-110 is only one light away to the south, at Harding Boulevard, which also serves as the main access to Baton Rouge Regional Airport and the main gateway to Southern University's main campus. (Swan Avenue is kind of a back door entrance to SU.)
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1169 on: July 18, 2021, 01:04:59 AM »

How about more toll roads in LA? :)

I cannot see that happening. Louisiana is a POPULIST state. Suggesting any such thing would be political suicide for POLS.

Oh, they'll get the Gateway to the Gulf extension finished with tolls. Outside of that-not happening until Hell drops to zero Kelvin. On their own heads so be it.

"Gateway to the Gulf"??? What is that....I-49 South??

Maybe the P3 contract for the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge in Lake Charles along with the dominant political settlement against public funding of expanding infrastructure will aid a push for more toll roads. More likely, it will be a slow road "pay as you go" approach using Fed funds and TIFIA loans to gradually build and upgrade.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1170 on: July 18, 2021, 10:45:44 PM »

How about more toll roads in LA? :)

I cannot see that happening. Louisiana is a POPULIST state. Suggesting any such thing would be political suicide for POLS.

Oh, they'll get the Gateway to the Gulf extension finished with tolls. Outside of that-not happening until Hell drops to zero Kelvin. On their own heads so be it.

"Gateway to the Gulf"??? What is that....I-49 South??

Maybe the P3 contract for the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge in Lake Charles along with the dominant political settlement against public funding of expanding infrastructure will aid a push for more toll roads. More likely, it will be a slow road "pay as you go" approach using Fed funds and TIFIA loans to gradually build and upgrade.

No, Gateway to the Gulf is a raised expressway reroute of LA-1 from Leeville to the point where it turns hard to the east toward Grand Isle.

As to the P3 proposal for I-10 over Lake Charles, there are lots of environmental concerns to be addressed ahead of any actual dirt, concrete, or, steel can even be seriously considered,
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