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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1178 on: November 05, 2022, 02:04:04 PM »

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/dotd-says-parts-of-i-10-will-close-to-1-lane-for-a-year/ar-AA114seC?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=5a49a58ee85953ff94c5be7cedcee1e5

Just one more lane guys and all their traffic woes will be solved!!! ONE MORE LANE.

Jeez Louisiana cities need to invest in more public spaces and more public transit. By centering the big population centers around cars, they're digging themselves into a huge hole.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1179 on: November 06, 2022, 02:43:50 AM »

https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/dotd-says-parts-of-i-10-will-close-to-1-lane-for-a-year/ar-AA114seC?ocid=msedgdhp&pc=U531&cvid=5a49a58ee85953ff94c5be7cedcee1e5

Just one more lane guys and all their traffic woes will be solved!!! ONE MORE LANE.

Jeez Louisiana cities need to invest in more public spaces and more public transit. By centering the big population centers around cars, they're digging themselves into a huge hole.

Except, Interstate 10 in BTR carries the bulk of through traffic through that area. They actually NEED one more lane, or two, or even a freeway grade bypass.

I'm all for balanced transportation and more bus/bike/walkable transit, but it's not a panacea for everything wrong with transportation.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1180 on: November 15, 2022, 10:27:29 PM »

Updated road turnback map of Ouachita Parish released 11/4/22: http://wwwsp.dotd.la.gov/Inside_LaDOTD/Divisions/Multimodal/Road_Transfer/District%2005/Ouachita_2022_RS.pdf

It appears that DOTD and the city of Monroe have reached an agreement to turn back various state roads to local control in the near future. This includes portions of US 165 Business, LA 15, LA 594, and LA 840-6 inside Monroe city limits.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1181 on: November 18, 2022, 04:20:59 PM »

I don’t know if this link will open, but a bridge on Highway 90 east of New Orleans is closed and won’t be replaced for several years.  Other bridges need replacing as well.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1182 on: November 18, 2022, 10:13:34 PM »

I don’t know if this link will open, but a bridge on Highway 90 east of New Orleans is closed and won’t be replaced for several years.  Other bridges need replacing as well.

https://www.nola.com/news/northshore/fewer-customers-longer-commutes----closure-of-u-s-90-bridge-affects-louisiana/article_4f21d6c6-079c-11ed-8936-234a2cd26345.html

http://wwwapps.dotd.la.gov/administration/announcements/announcement.aspx?key=30055

Except for the Rigolets Bridge all of the bridges between the Chef Menteur Bridge ( http://bridgehunter.com/la/orleans/chef-menteur/) and The East Pearl River Bridge (http://bridgehunter.com/la/st-tammany/625200060800001/) are 90 years old. Supposedly there are about 5 of them.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1183 on: November 18, 2022, 11:37:30 PM »

Updated road turnback map of Ouachita Parish released 11/4/22: http://wwwsp.dotd.la.gov/Inside_LaDOTD/Divisions/Multimodal/Road_Transfer/District%2005/Ouachita_2022_RS.pdf

It appears that DOTD and the city of Monroe have reached an agreement to turn back various state roads to local control in the near future. This includes portions of US 165 Business, LA 15, LA 594, and LA 840-6 inside Monroe city limits.

They better not put a damn gap in LA 15 as far as signing, etc. is concerned. If Monroe is going to maintain all of that, those roads will suffer. This city is not flowing in money.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1184 on: November 24, 2022, 01:08:56 PM »

Updated road turnback map of Ouachita Parish released 11/4/22: http://wwwsp.dotd.la.gov/Inside_LaDOTD/Divisions/Multimodal/Road_Transfer/District%2005/Ouachita_2022_RS.pdf

It appears that DOTD and the city of Monroe have reached an agreement to turn back various state roads to local control in the near future. This includes portions of US 165 Business, LA 15, LA 594, and LA 840-6 inside Monroe city limits.

They better not put a damn gap in LA 15 as far as signing, etc. is concerned. If Monroe is going to maintain all of that, those roads will suffer. This city is not flowing in money.

It is a tradeoff for making US-165 into freeway and to re-do I-20.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1185 on: January 04, 2023, 12:11:59 AM »

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1186 on: January 26, 2023, 06:36:44 PM »

Looks like some signage was removed from the EB Airline Hwy. exit ramp to Causeway Blvd., thus revealing this gem underneath:

https://goo.gl/maps/hNLHsGA6cDBoEuuX6
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1187 on: January 27, 2023, 03:02:19 PM »

Looks like some signage was removed from the EB Airline Hwy. exit ramp to Causeway Blvd., thus revealing this gem underneath:

https://goo.gl/maps/hNLHsGA6cDBoEuuX6
That sign has been that way for years.  I used to commute that way for work pre-COVID.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1188 on: May 28, 2023, 03:57:34 PM »

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/16710845420
This style of gantry is kind of neat looking. PennDOT also uses them.

Plus I have a photo of La’s former green shields.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/20414142229
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1189 on: May 29, 2023, 10:11:29 AM »

https://www.flickr.com/photos/54480415@N08/16710845420
This style of gantry is kind of neat looking. PennDOT also uses them.

I think Louisiana is moving away from those gantries.  The new ones on the recently-widened sections of I-12 in the Covington/Mandeville area look more like what is used elsewhere in the country.  The latest GSV images are from December 2022, before the new signage was installed.  (There are errors in the new signage as well -- WB I-12 shows an "Exit Only" tab on a permanent sign for Exit 63B to Covington over a lane that does not have to exit.  It did during construction but not now since the widening is complete.  Hopefully that will be corrected.)
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1190 on: August 15, 2023, 05:05:51 PM »

I was recently riding through Covington along I-12 and the widening is great. Obviously all of I-12 needs to be 3x3 but it’s much of an improvement to have this busy city done before the rest of the I-12 corridor. I was also happy that the Tchefuncte River bridge was upgraded from 2 lanes to 4 lanes in both directions to accommodate the very close merge from Brewster Rd and to have 2 exit lanes for the upcoming US 190 interchange. Covington/Mandeville have surpassed Hammond in population I think and it was always noticeable getting clogged up on I-12 because of all the local traffic.


Does anyone know anything else about the Kansas Lane project in Monroe? The realignment to Garrett Rd east of the mall or the extension north of US 80?
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1191 on: August 16, 2023, 11:00:44 AM »

I was recently riding through Covington along I-12 and the widening is great. Obviously all of I-12 needs to be 3x3 but it’s much of an improvement to have this busy city done before the rest of the I-12 corridor. I was also happy that the Tchefuncte River bridge was upgraded from 2 lanes to 4 lanes in both directions to accommodate the very close merge from Brewster Rd and to have 2 exit lanes for the upcoming US 190 interchange. Covington/Mandeville have surpassed Hammond in population I think and it was always noticeable getting clogged up on I-12 because of all the local traffic.


Does anyone know anything else about the Kansas Lane project in Monroe? The realignment to Garrett Rd east of the mall or the extension north of US 80?

It looks like the Kansas Lane - Garrett Rd. Connector is supposed to be let in May of 2024 (scroll down to Ouachita Parish):  http://wwwapps.dotd.la.gov/engineering/lettings/lets8230.aspx

We'll see if it actually happens on time.  There's also a project scheduled for the same day that would widen I-20 to 6 lanes from US 165 to Garrett Rd.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1192 on: August 17, 2023, 06:24:54 PM »

I was recently riding through Covington along I-12 and the widening is great. Obviously all of I-12 needs to be 3x3 but it’s much of an improvement to have this busy city done before the rest of the I-12 corridor. I was also happy that the Tchefuncte River bridge was upgraded from 2 lanes to 4 lanes in both directions to accommodate the very close merge from Brewster Rd and to have 2 exit lanes for the upcoming US 190 interchange. Covington/Mandeville have surpassed Hammond in population I think and it was always noticeable getting clogged up on I-12 because of all the local traffic.
Now if they'll just fix the signage -- Exit Only tabs over lanes that aren't exit only, etc.  Maybe they're putting that into the widening contract between LA 21 (Exit 59) and LA 1077 (Exit 57) that's just getting underway . . .
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« Reply #1194 on: November 01, 2023, 08:52:51 PM »

Our next installment in the "Virtual Tour" series is scheduled to take place on Saturday (11/4) at 8 PM ET. Come join me and members of the AARoads community as we profile Interstate 10 across southern Louisiana and discuss the history and features of this highway all while enjoying a real-time video trip along the length of the interstate connecting the cities of Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans with the rest of the central Gulf Coast.

This event will be hosted on location in the New Orleans metro area and the topic of the National Road Meet to be held there in February 2024 will certainly come up in conversation during the program. A link to the event location can be found below and we look forward to seeing you there!

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« Reply #1195 on: November 17, 2023, 08:41:16 AM »

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1196 on: November 17, 2023, 01:56:53 PM »

I'm kind of surprised they didn't simply close down the Harvey Tunnel once the Westbank Expressway bridges were built over the canal back in the 1980's.
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« Reply #1197 on: November 17, 2023, 02:17:52 PM »

I'm kind of surprised they didn't simply close down the Harvey Tunnel once the Westbank Expressway bridges were built over the canal back in the 1980's.

I had thought that was the plan. The tunnel has leaked pretty much since it was built.
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« Reply #1198 on: November 17, 2023, 02:45:47 PM »

I had thought that was the plan. The tunnel has leaked pretty much since it was built.

Are you confusing the Harvey Tunnel with the Belle Chasse Tunnel (the Belle Chasse Car Wash)?  I've been driving the Harvey Tunnel since 1988 and don't ever recall it leaking.  The Belle Chasse Tunnel sometimes has water pouring out though the crack around the lowest point.

I suppose they didn't eliminate the tunnels since the Expressway is a commercial corridor.  The industrial areas on each side of the canal are much more easily reached from the tunnel, and in recent years, a diversion of Destrehan Avenue on the west side of the tunnel allows for traffic to come out of the tunnel and turn left directly onto an extension of Destrehan. 

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« Reply #1199 on: November 17, 2023, 05:20:56 PM »

I had thought that was the plan. The tunnel has leaked pretty much since it was built.

Are you confusing the Harvey Tunnel with the Belle Chasse Tunnel (the Belle Chasse Car Wash)?  I've been driving the Harvey Tunnel since 1988 and don't ever recall it leaking.  The Belle Chasse Tunnel sometimes has water pouring out though the crack around the lowest point.

I suppose they didn't eliminate the tunnels since the Expressway is a commercial corridor.  The industrial areas on each side of the canal are much more easily reached from the tunnel, and in recent years, a diversion of Destrehan Avenue on the west side of the tunnel allows for traffic to come out of the tunnel and turn left directly onto an extension of Destrehan.

You are probably right. I didn't know there were two tunnels down there.
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