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Re: Western Louisiana
« Reply #200 on: December 18, 2020, 10:00:05 PM »

Apparent progress toward the replacement of the I-10 Calcasieu River bridge: http://wwwapps.dotd.la.gov/administration/announcements/Announcement.aspx?key=25419

Project website www.i10lakecharles.com
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Re: Western Louisiana
« Reply #201 on: December 18, 2020, 10:36:47 PM »

Some good news for people who drive on I-10 from Texas into Louisiana: the last 10 miles of widening in Calcasieu Parish will be completed in 2025... as part of this project, 10 bridges will be replaced and widened as well as rebuilding the weigh-in-motion on I-10 eastbound. The project is estimated at $152 million.

To maintain two lanes of traffic, the project is broken up into three separate segments, the first segment being from the state line to LA 109.

https://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/louisiana-dotd-provides-updates-on-two-big-interstate-10-projects/50492

Ummm....isn't I-10 within the I-210 junctions in Lake Charles, including the Calcasieu River Bridge, still 4 lanes?
Apparent progress toward the replacement of the I-10 Calcasieu River bridge: http://wwwapps.dotd.la.gov/administration/announcements/Announcement.aspx?key=25419

Project website www.i10lakecharles.com
The video on the main website suggests 10 will be 3-laned through Lake Charles. I think it's about time to fix the area. That bridge has been through a lot.

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Re: Western Louisiana
« Reply #202 on: August 23, 2021, 06:48:24 PM »

Update on the I-10 expansion to six lanes from the Texas state line for 10.5 miles East:

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About one year into a $152 million Louisiana I-10 widening project, contractors are preparing the site for the replacement of the longest bridge on the project.

The major I-10 project runs from the Texas state line to east of Vinton, La., and will widen 10.5 mi. of I-10 from four to six lanes. There are currently two lanes in each direction, which will be expanded to three.

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Johnson Brothers Corporation crews began work on the segment from the state line to U.S. 90/LA109 in September 2020. While the work was initially hampered by two hurricanes in the fall, and COVID, which caused delays in the staffing and the shipping of materials, the construction schedule is on target with segment one completion set for 2022 and the entire project completion in 2025.

Once complete, the project will tie into a widening project completed in 2007 from Vinton to Sulphur and create a continuous six-lane interstate from the state line to the west I-210 interchange.

The project includes the widening and/or replacement of 10 bridges for a total of 2,120 ft. The longest is the Sabine River Relief Bridge at 780 ft. or 1,560 ft. in both directions; the shortest, at Gum Gully, is 120 ft.

Read more here: https://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/johnson-brothers-crew-widens-louisianas-i-10-freight-corridor/53568
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Re: Western Louisiana
« Reply #203 on: May 20, 2022, 10:31:05 PM »

I went to Shreveport today for the first time in forever. The I-20/I-220 east end interchange expansion south is coming along nicely with new overhead BGSs. The new road going south to the new Barksdale AFB entrance now has a name:  LA 1267.

Also, new approach BGSs have been installed on I-20 for the interchange. Barksdale and LA 1267 aren't listed, but the I-220 control point is no longer BY-PASS. It is now listed...once again after 25 years or so...as Texarkana.
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Re: Western Louisiana
« Reply #204 on: May 24, 2022, 07:47:31 PM »

I went to Shreveport today for the first time in forever. The I-20/I-220 east end interchange expansion south is coming along nicely with new overhead BGSs. The new road going south to the new Barksdale AFB entrance now has a name:  LA 1267.

Also, new approach BGSs have been installed on I-20 for the interchange. Barksdale and LA 1267 aren't listed, but the I-220 control point is no longer BY-PASS. It is now listed...once again after 25 years or so...as Texarkana.
I remember Texarkana being on I-220 at that exit. I bet they made it more consistent now that the on ramps from interchanges on I-220 E and W leading to I-49 now show Texarkana.

So is 1267 shown on I-220 as a through highway as I-220 approaches I-20 beyond E Texas St/Racetrack exit?


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