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Title: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: US71 on June 14, 2018, 08:58:47 PM
LADOTD has announced a partial open (http://wwwapps.dotd.la.gov/administration/announcements/Announcement.aspx?key=17064) of I-49 at I-220

Title: Re: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: cjk374 on June 15, 2018, 05:50:46 PM
I must check this out tomorrow. Maybe that horse is still tethered where I can see it taking I-49 to I-220. (Those who were at my meet will understand and hopefully laugh)
Title: Re: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: rickmastfan67 on June 15, 2018, 08:18:24 PM
I must check this out tomorrow. Maybe that horse is still tethered where I can see it taking I-49 to I-220. (Those who were at my meet will understand and hopefully laugh)

Find out the exit numbers so we can properly add it to TM! (http://forum.travelmapping.net/index.php?topic=2487.0) :)
Title: Re: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: bassoon1986 on June 15, 2018, 09:59:26 PM
I believe the new ones are 210(I-220) and 211 (MLK)


iPhone
Title: Re: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: cjk374 on June 15, 2018, 10:04:00 PM
I believe the new ones are 210(I-220) and 211 (MLK)


iPhone

Bassoon is correct. Here is a pic of the 210 A & B signs:

https://flic.kr/p/22wk1uC
Title: Re: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: sparker on June 16, 2018, 11:50:58 PM
I believe the new ones are 210(I-220) and 211 (MLK)


iPhone

Bassoon is correct. Here is a pic of the 210 A & B signs:

https://flic.kr/p/22wk1uC

Wow! -- Clearview leftovers and everything!  Looks like for the next few months this will be one of the most expensive folded diamond interchange configurations out there!
Title: Re: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: cjk374 on June 17, 2018, 10:58:26 AM
I drove the exit ramp from I-220 to I-49 yesterday evening (exit 6). They have a stub ramp blocked off by temporary k-rails, ready to connect to the ICC when it gets built. I drove to exit 211 (MLK Dr.) to turn around to drive down the part of I-49 that had been closed. But for some reason, the on ramp from MLK to I-49 south was still barricaded, yet I-49 south is open to I-220. So I didn't get to drive the I-49 to I-220 ramp.

The flyover ramps are still having their concrete guiderrails being poured & formed. Fall 2018 looks like a very attainable goal.
Title: Re: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: Henry on June 20, 2018, 09:58:14 AM
But what about south of here? Will I-49 go through Allendale to connect to its original terminus, or go around I-220 and create a new in-town spur?
Title: Re: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: KamKam on June 20, 2018, 10:47:39 AM
Want to believe so because I-220 Exit number is 210, and I-20 Exit number is 206 so it makes sense to assume that I-49 would cut through Allendale
Title: Re: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: US71 on June 20, 2018, 11:09:39 AM
But what about south of here? Will I-49 go through Allendale to connect to its original terminus, or go around I-220 and create a new in-town spur?

Eventually, it is expected to go through town, but last I heard, it could be 2-3 years before construction begins.
Title: Re: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: Henry on June 22, 2018, 09:16:00 AM
But what about south of here? Will I-49 go through Allendale to connect to its original terminus, or go around I-220 and create a new in-town spur?

Eventually, it is expected to go through town, but last I heard, it could be 2-3 years before construction begins.
Yeah, that makes sense.
Title: Re: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: UptownRoadGeek on June 29, 2018, 09:01:28 PM
I believe the new ones are 210(I-220) and 211 (MLK)


iPhone

Bassoon is correct. Here is a pic of the 210 A & B signs:

https://flic.kr/p/22wk1uC

What in the SignCAD hell happened with the legend scaling there? Iíll just ignore the oversized exit tab.

Lastly, is it me or am I seeing precast concrete box girders being used for overpass construction in Louisiana?
Title: Re: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: cjk374 on June 29, 2018, 09:40:49 PM
I believe the new ones are 210(I-220) and 211 (MLK)


iPhone

Bassoon is correct. Here is a pic of the 210 A & B signs:

https://flic.kr/p/22wk1uC

What in the SignCAD hell happened with the legend scaling there? Iíll just ignore the oversized exit tab.

Lastly, is it me or am I seeing precast concrete box girders being used for overpass construction in Louisiana?

That is what they used for the flyovers at this interchange. May even use them again when they build the ICC.
Title: Re: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: UptownRoadGeek on June 30, 2018, 04:24:45 AM
That is what they used for the flyovers at this interchange. May even use them again when they build the ICC.

Interesting. Iím rarely, if ever, in North Louisiana but thatís definitely not something you typically see in the southern portion of the state.
Title: Re: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: cjk374 on June 30, 2018, 08:26:25 AM
That is what they used for the flyovers at this interchange. May even use them again when they build the ICC.

Interesting. Iím rarely, if ever, in North Louisiana but thatís definitely not something you typically see in the southern portion of the state.

My first time seeing this as well. In fact, I can't think of any other bridges that even look like those at I-220/I-49.
Title: Re: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: US71 on June 30, 2018, 08:43:41 AM
That is what they used for the flyovers at this interchange. May even use them again when they build the ICC.

Interesting. Iím rarely, if ever, in North Louisiana but thatís definitely not something you typically see in the southern portion of the state.

My first time seeing this as well. In fact, I can't think of any other bridges that even look like those at I-220/I-49.

I'm told there is also a MLK silhouette on one of the bridges, but I didn't see it last time I was there.
Title: Re: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: UptownRoadGeek on June 30, 2018, 12:19:21 PM
Title: Re: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: sparker on June 30, 2018, 03:00:33 PM

Obviously dashcam for the first portion -- but did they use a drone to get the overhead view of the interchange?  If so, kudos for the tight photography!
Title: Re: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: cjk374 on June 30, 2018, 09:19:29 PM
That had to be a drone. In that last 10 seconds, you can see what is left of the forms that were used to shape the bridge pieces when concrete was poured in them.

That is what they used for the flyovers at this interchange. May even use them again when they build the ICC.

Interesting. Iím rarely, if ever, in North Louisiana but thatís definitely not something you typically see in the southern portion of the state.

My first time seeing this as well. In fact, I can't think of any other bridges that even look like those at I-220/I-49.

I'm told there is also a MLK silhouette on one of the bridges, but I didn't see it last time I was there.

I listed the silhouettes on my meet itinerary as something to see enough route to the construction site. You can miss them on that wide road if you're not looking.
Title: Re: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: Anthony_JK on July 01, 2018, 09:14:25 AM
That is what they used for the flyovers at this interchange. May even use them again when they build the ICC.

Interesting. Iím rarely, if ever, in North Louisiana but thatís definitely not something you typically see in the southern portion of the state.

My first time seeing this as well. In fact, I can't think of any other bridges that even look like those at I-220/I-49.


Precast box girders are planned for the elevated sections of the I-49 (South) Lafayette Connector as well.
Title: Re: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: cjk374 on July 01, 2018, 09:51:45 AM
That is what they used for the flyovers at this interchange. May even use them again when they build the ICC.

Interesting. Iím rarely, if ever, in North Louisiana but thatís definitely not something you typically see in the southern portion of the state.

My first time seeing this as well. In fact, I can't think of any other bridges that even look like those at I-220/I-49.


Precast box girders are planned for the elevated sections of the I-49 (South) Lafayette Connector as well.


Just from keeping track of the progress on I-220/I-49 the last year or so, I think the precast building technique is so much faster than putting up stringers then pouring a deck on top of that.
Title: Re: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: UptownRoadGeek on July 01, 2018, 04:25:01 PM
Precast box girders are planned for the elevated sections of the I-49 (South) Lafayette Connector as well.

Really. I wonder if this is a new design standard moving forward or if these are special case scenarios. As far I know the new Loyola interchange is still going with the typical steel girders. Seems like the DDI has been approved, but itíll be a few weeks before I can confirm that.
Title: Re: I-49 at 220 Partially Open
Post by: Anthony_JK on July 01, 2018, 09:32:56 PM
Precast box girders are planned for the elevated sections of the I-49 (South) Lafayette Connector as well.

Really. I wonder if this is a new design standard moving forward or if these are special case scenarios. As far I know the new Loyola interchange is still going with the typical steel girders. Seems like the DDI has been approved, but itíll be a few weeks before I can confirm that.

I'm thinking that for Lafayette, it's a special case due to the desire to mitigate the impact of going through the city.