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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #575 on: January 24, 2013, 08:48:37 AM »

The colors aren't great on this one, but this was one shot I had...


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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #576 on: January 24, 2013, 11:27:18 PM »

The colors aren't great on this one, but this was one shot I had...


Holy crap!! Could they have chosen any uglier numbers?   :ded:
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #577 on: January 25, 2013, 09:40:14 AM »

Holy crap!! Could they have chosen any uglier numbers?   :ded:

probably. 

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #578 on: January 25, 2013, 09:43:20 PM »

^^^Those actually look better to me.  I really like the "U.S." they put on the top of the shield also.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #579 on: January 26, 2013, 10:51:29 AM »

^^^Those actually look better to me.  I really like the "U.S." they put on the top of the shield also.
But the FONT, sir. THE FONT. California manages to do it right.

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #580 on: January 26, 2013, 01:05:26 PM »

Holy crap!! Could they have chosen any uglier numbers?   :ded:

probably. 



Where is this assembly located?
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #581 on: January 26, 2013, 01:26:17 PM »

Holy crap!! Could they have chosen any uglier numbers?   :ded:

probably. 



Where is this assembly located?
Along RI 1A  :ded: :no: US 1A itself has barely any signs. RI is a clusterfuck of bad and wrong signage, which makes it a great spot to roadgeek. (That and you can clinch the entire highway system in a day or two.)

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #582 on: January 26, 2013, 01:39:37 PM »

Holy crap!! Could they have chosen any uglier numbers?   :ded:

probably. 



Where is this assembly located?
Along RI 1A  :ded: :no: US 1A itself has barely any signs. RI is a clusterfuck of bad and wrong signage, which makes it a great spot to roadgeek. (That and you can clinch the entire highway system in a day or two.)
Wow....RIDOT doubly reinforced their stupidity by putting U.S. in the shield.  But IMHO, that qualifies this assembly for "Best of Road Signs" as well as "Erroneous".
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #583 on: January 31, 2013, 12:03:27 AM »

Here's that close-up of the state-named I-10 shield.



Also found a Parish Road 11 shield along US 90, since those are apparently rare...



...neighboring Iberia Parish also had a few right off US 90, and not just on the BGS and trailblazers right off the exits.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #584 on: February 05, 2013, 12:29:32 PM »

LaDOTD Secretary Sherry LeBas announced at a press conference that the Huey P. Long Bridge will be complete and open to traffic on June 16.

EDIT: More info -

* The main approach that takes US 90 east over Bridge City Avenue will open in two months.
* The main approach that takes southbound Clearview Parkway over Jefferson Highway will be done shortly before June 16.
* The June 16 opening will begin with a 5k run/walk that morning.

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #585 on: February 05, 2013, 02:48:24 PM »

The colors aren't great on this one, but this was one shot I had...



Shouldn't that say "SOUTH 61" instead of "NORTH"?
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #586 on: February 05, 2013, 05:31:17 PM »

Shouldn't that say "SOUTH 61" instead of "NORTH"?

Why, yes it should. Here's the last iteration of these signs, in Street View.

I took a photo of the assembly coming the other way on Airline and I wonder if that one erroneously says "South"...I'll have a look at them in a few hours..., but there's no US 61 re-assurance sign. There's another state-named I-10 and a LA 49 pair.


Edit to remove query.
Edit again, with update.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #587 on: February 06, 2013, 01:31:16 AM »

Speaking of Google Maps, they need to go ahead and correct the I-10/Causeway interchange, since that project is complete.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #588 on: February 18, 2013, 11:50:12 PM »

I-10 widening project finishes in Baton Rouge, state announces plans for further widening all the way to LA 22 in Ascension Parish.

http://www.dotd.la.gov/pressreleases/release.aspx?key=2208
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #589 on: March 06, 2013, 12:00:16 AM »

Crescent City Connection tolls suspended after Judge throws out election results
http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/03/crescent_city_connection_tolls_6.html

Special Election is set for May 4. More voters in Eastbank Orleans Parish would most likely stay home since there's no Presidential Election this time around.

I celebrated earlier this evening by going to Boomtown Casino to eat, throw some money in the slots and drive back to the Eastbank using the CCC instead of the HPL.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #590 on: March 06, 2013, 05:52:22 PM »

If the CCC tolls do comeback, they need to reconfigure the tag and pay lanes. I feel toll tags take the left side of the toll plaza and pay lanes take the right side of the plaza.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #591 on: March 06, 2013, 05:53:25 PM »

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #592 on: March 08, 2013, 01:54:49 PM »

Tulane Avenue (US 61) between South Carrollton and South Claiborne is about to get a makeover. The plan would narrow Tulane from six to four lanes with bike lanes and left turn lanes.

http://midcitymessenger.com/2013/03/05/tulane-avenue-corridor-will-see-10-million-streetscape-revitalization/
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #593 on: March 09, 2013, 02:27:45 AM »

A state senator from Napoleonville wants to file a bill in the upcoming legislative session that would bring back tolls on the Sunshine Bridge (La. 70). The senator said the tolls would be split equally among Ascension, Saint John and Assumption parishes. If the bill passes, voters in the three parishes would have the final say.

Meanwhile, some area leaders want some of the toll money to fund a freeway along the west bank of the Mississippi River.

http://theadvocate.com/news/5375057-123/lawmaker-pushes-tolls-on-sunshine
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« Reply #594 on: March 09, 2013, 06:13:58 PM »

So...I suppose the idea is to toll the Sunshine Bridge in order to fund both a tollway along LA 1/LA 3127 between Port Allen and Boutte AND another Mississippi River bridge in northern Iberville Parish that would access LSU from the south??

Riiiiiiiight....but they can't find the money to complete I-49 South??? Yeaaaahhhhh, sure.

Better idea: 4-lane LA 3127 from Donaldsonville to Boutte, upgrade LA 1 to at least expressway standards between Port Allen and D'ville, improve the access to the Sunshine Bridge from the west; 4-lane LA 70 east of the Sunshine Bridge to better connect with I-10, and extend LA 415 south of Lobdell to connect with the improved LA 1 near Addis. Oh....and fix the damn issue of the I-10 E-bound ramp at the I-110 Split being only 1 lane wide.

Problem solved...and without even the need for tolls.

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #595 on: March 10, 2013, 12:05:05 AM »

The I-110/I-10 interchange is a disaster.  There also needs to be a second bridge.  There is no money for either right now, but I don't see how you fix one of those problems without doing the other.  Just by looking at Googlemaps, it seems a second bridge would one day be built on the northside of the current bridge.  The LA 1 interchange will need reconstruction at this time too, but that's just what has to happen to fix this problem once and for all.  This is all just my opinion, but this is a major national corridor here with national security in play.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #596 on: March 10, 2013, 02:24:50 PM »

LaDOTD officials met with Mandeville residents about a project to widen US 190 to four lanes from Lonesome Road to St. Joseph Street. Work is scheduled to begin next month.

http://www.nola.com/traffic/index.ssf/2013/03/project_to_widen_us_190_in_man.html#incart_river
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #597 on: March 16, 2013, 12:45:29 AM »

The Pontchartrain Expressway in New Orleans from the CCC to I-10 now has exit numbers.

11A - Tchoupitoulas St./S. Peters St. (riverbound)
11C - Tchoupitoulas St. (lakebound)
12A - Camp St.  (lakebound)
12B - O'Keefe Ave. (lakebound)
12C - ???
12D - Carondelet St./St. Charles Ave. (riverbound)
13A-B US90B, Claiborne Ave. (riverbound)
13C - I-10 East Slidell (lakebound)
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #598 on: March 17, 2013, 08:48:19 PM »

The Pontchartrain Expressway in New Orleans from the CCC to I-10 now has exit numbers.

11A - Tchoupitoulas St./S. Peters St. (riverbound)
11C - Tchoupitoulas St. (lakebound)
12A - Camp St.  (lakebound)
12B - O'Keefe Ave. (lakebound)
12C - ???
12D - Carondelet St./St. Charles Ave. (riverbound)
13A-B US90B, Claiborne Ave. (riverbound)
13C - I-10 East Slidell (lakebound)


None of them are signed. Tchoupitoulas, riverbound, is still the only exit with a tab. 11C.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #599 on: March 18, 2013, 12:17:22 AM »

Yes, the tabs are not on the overheads, but the gore point signs are there!  I'm not dreaming!  Maybe those signs are coming this week.
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