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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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Re: Western Louisiana
« Reply #205 on: May 27, 2022, 09:06:32 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.

Me too. I was confused as to why they changed it from Texarkana...listed on the overheads for US 71/LA 1 NORTH exit...to just BY-PASS. In fact, there is still one older overhead sign approaching the US 71/LA 1 NORTH exit on I-220 WB listing Texarkana still in place. Otherwise, all of the new overhead BGSs list the exits (7A & 7B) as North Market Street.

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

Not yet. I looked back when I got on I-20 EB and saw the new overhead BGS over the new C/D lane on the WB side. I'm sure those signs will be going up sometime this summer. 

It is so weird to see some of the jersey barrier that has been in place since day 1 of the existence of I-220 gone now.
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Re: Western Louisiana
« Reply #206 on: May 28, 2022, 04:42:01 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.

Me too. I was confused as to why they changed it from Texarkana...listed on the overheads for US 71/LA 1 NORTH exit...to just BY-PASS. In fact, there is still one older overhead sign approaching the US 71/LA 1 NORTH exit on I-220 WB listing Texarkana still in place. Otherwise, all of the new overhead BGSs list the exits (7A & 7B) as North Market Street.

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

Not yet. I looked back when I got on I-20 EB and saw the new overhead BGS over the new C/D lane on the WB side. I'm sure those signs will be going up sometime this summer. 

It is so weird to see some of the jersey barrier that has been in place since day 1 of the existence of I-220 gone now.

Shreveport has a weird notation. US-71 north of downtown is "NORTH Market Street". South of downtown it is simply MARKET Street.
So there should be North Market NB and North Market SB exits from I-220. As to NB it still goes to Texarkana. It may be because US-71 back in dinosaur days or its predecessor (SH-55) followed Grimmett Drive and the T&P railway out from downtown. Originally it followed what is Shreveport Dixie Hwy back in the thirties (former SH-55). Later it followed Old Mooringsport to the current route by the mid-fifties US-71 and LA-1 were on their current alignments north of downtown,  :
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Re: Western Louisiana
« Reply #207 on: June 05, 2022, 10:37:37 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.

Me too. I was confused as to why they changed it from Texarkana...listed on the overheads for US 71/LA 1 NORTH exit...to just BY-PASS. In fact, there is still one older overhead sign approaching the US 71/LA 1 NORTH exit on I-220 WB listing Texarkana still in place. Otherwise, all of the new overhead BGSs list the exits (7A & 7B) as North Market Street.

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

Not yet. I looked back when I got on I-20 EB and saw the new overhead BGS over the new C/D lane on the WB side. I'm sure those signs will be going up sometime this summer. 

It is so weird to see some of the jersey barrier that has been in place since day 1 of the existence of I-220 gone now.

Shreveport has a weird notation. US-71 north of downtown is "NORTH Market Street". South of downtown it is simply MARKET Street.
So there should be North Market NB and North Market SB exits. As to NB it still goes to Texarkana. It may be that US-71 back in dinosaur days US-71 or its SH predecessor followed Grimmett Drive out from downtown. Originally it followed what is SHreveport Dixie HWy. Later it followed Old Mooringsport to the current route :
Are you talking about at the I-220 interchange? It previously had control cities for Shreveport going south on 71/1 and Texarkana going north. But since I-49 is the preferred route to Texarkana, the new signs reflect the street name: North Market St.

The reason I believe there is a North Market but not a South, is that Market St was extended to the south to connect to the highland neighborhoods of Shreveport. I believe the area north of Cross Bayou (zero-100 block of Market) was a separate town at one point, Agurs. Once it was incorporated as Shreveport the street name was extended as North Market with block numbers growing from zero northbound from Market.


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Re: Western Louisiana
« Reply #208 on: July 09, 2022, 11:47:29 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

Funding is proposed by the legislature:
There is some new TIMED funding  for this project SB277 was passed as ACT 505 of 2022. The I-10 bridges in Baton Rouge and Lake Charles and finishing I-49 to New Orleans. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/BillInfo.aspx?s=22RS&b=SB277&sbi=y
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Re: Western Louisiana
« Reply #209 on: July 11, 2022, 03:19:36 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

Funding is proposed by the legislature:
There is some new TIMED funding  for this project SB277 was passed as ACT 505 of 2022. The I-10 bridges in Baton Rouge and Lake Charles and finishing I-49 to New Orleans. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/BillInfo.aspx?s=22RS&b=SB277&sbi=y

Looks like up to $160M per year split evenly between I-49 North, I-49 South, I-10 Lake Charles, and I-10 Baton Rouge, with the any completed project's portion being split evenly among the remaining projects going forward.  It would be nice to know how much money results from 75% of the tax collected in Louisiana that results in "the sale, use, or lease of motor vehicles that are taxable pursuant to Chapters 2, 2-A, and 2-B of Subtitle II of Title 47 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, provided for in R.S. 48:77(A)" to know how close it is to the $160M annual cap.
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Re: Western Louisiana
« Reply #210 on: July 11, 2022, 03:53:07 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

Funding is proposed by the legislature:
There is some new TIMED funding  for this project SB277 was passed as ACT 505 of 2022. The I-10 bridges in Baton Rouge and Lake Charles and finishing I-49 to New Orleans. http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/BillInfo.aspx?s=22RS&b=SB277&sbi=y
Call me a pessimist, but I'll believe it when I see it.  The TIMED funding started around 1989, and one of the projects in our area (LA 3241) just got started about a year ago.  Yeah, I know there were permitting and wetlands issues as well as something called Katrina, but still it took over 30 years to start construction . . .
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Re: Western Louisiana
« Reply #211 on: July 12, 2022, 09:19:16 AM »

Looks like up to $160M per year split evenly between I-49 North, I-49 South, I-10 Lake Charles, and I-10 Baton Rouge...

One of these is not like the others.
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