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Grzrd:
Signs are not one of my primary interests, but I know that they are for many in the Forum.  I could not find a general "Louisiana" thread for the western part of Louisiana here, so decided to start one for various topics in the western part of the state.

While perusing the "Projects To Be Let in the Next 6 Months" page on the LaDOTD website (searching for upcoming I-49 North lettings), I noticed that there are many resigning projects currently scheduled to be let in October re Interstates 10, 20, 49 and 220. http://www.dotd.la.gov/lettings/lets8220.asp  I believe details will only be announced when the projects will be announced for bidding.

I have no idea whether these projects will include shield replacement.  Just wanted to provide a "headsup".

Any "keepers" at risk?

I know SE La is discussed on "Southeast" page, but I am just posting here.

Alex:
The state name is supposed to be brought back to Interstate shields in the state. Any guide sign related replacements will likely feature Clearview, as LADOTD is now using that type-face.

Anthony_JK:

--- Quote from: AARoads on August 27, 2010, 01:24:41 AM ---The state name is supposed to be brought back to Interstate shields in the state. Any guide sign related replacements will likely feature Clearview, as LADOTD is now using that type-face.

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That's interesting...because none of the I-shields being replaced along I-49 between Lafayette and Opelousas as part of the signage update ongoing there have "Louisiana" stamped on them.  Or, maybe that's because I-49 for now is still an "Intra-state" Interstate??


Anthony

Grzrd:
In Louisiana part of AASHTO presentation in Little Rock today, Sherri Lebas sets forth LADOTD's "high priority wish list" (with no apparent priority of importance)(http://expandingcapacity.transportation.org/unlocking_freight/states/LA_Unlocking_Freight_0610.pdf)
for the next reauthorization bill:

- Extension of Interstate 49 from Shreveport to the Arkansas Border
- Extend I-49 south of Lafayette to New Orleans
- I-10 in Baton Rouge (Mississippi River Bridge to the I 10/12 split)
- I-10 from Texas border to Lake Charles
- I-10 in New Orleans (Williams Boulevard to Causeway Boulevard)
- I-12 from Walker to Slidell
- I-20 in Monroe and Shreveport

I have not driven enough of these routes to have an informed opinion, but I just wanted to ask those who have to provide a ranking of priority of importance.  There has already been a similar, smaller in scale, discussion at Replies 5-21 on "I-49 in LA" thread (particularly good discussion re I-49 vs. maintenance of existing interstates), (http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=3124.0) but I thought broader question seems more appropriate for this thread.

codyg1985:

--- Quote from: Grzrd on August 30, 2010, 11:24:41 PM ---In Louisiana part of AASHTO presentation in Little Rock today, Sherri Lebas sets forth LADOTD's "high priority wish list" (with no apparent priority of importance)(http://expandingcapacity.transportation.org/unlocking_freight/states/LA_Unlocking_Freight_0610.pdf)
for the next reauthorization bill:

- Extension of Interstate 49 from Shreveport to the Arkansas Border
- Extend I-49 south of Lafayette to New Orleans
- I-10 in Baton Rouge (Mississippi River Bridge to the I 10/12 split)
- I-10 from Texas border to Lake Charles
- I-10 in New Orleans (Williams Boulevard to Causeway Boulevard)
- I-12 from Walker to Slidell
- I-20 in Monroe and Shreveport

I have not driven enough of these routes to have an informed opinion, but I just wanted to ask those who have to provide a ranking of priority of importance.  There has already been a similar, smaller in scale, discussion at Replies 5-21 on "I-49 in LA" thread (particularly good discussion re I-49 vs. maintenance of existing interstates), (http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?topic=3124.0) but I thought broader question seems more appropriate for this thread.

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I can say that all of I-12, I-10 from the MS River to the I-10/12 split, and I-10 in Metairie need to be widended.

BTW Mods, there are two Louisiana threads, which one should we keep?

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