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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #325 on: October 29, 2011, 02:35:14 AM »


The new U.S. 90 Business shields actually have Business printed across the top of the actual shield in black. Similar to how Interstate is on the Interstate shields. Looks nice.

sounds like they are copying a Texas standard.

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #326 on: October 29, 2011, 12:48:35 PM »

Probably.
Noticed some new HOV signage this morning.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #327 on: October 29, 2011, 07:55:58 PM »

They are using the Texas goalpost sign posts too...although Alabama uses those style sign supports sometimes, too.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #328 on: November 01, 2011, 02:06:22 AM »

They've installed the new mile markers on I-55 too.

not north of I-12 as of the other day. 

They'll probably install them when the road work is done.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #329 on: November 01, 2011, 01:51:45 PM »

They go all the way to the Mississippi state line on I-55. Drove that way 3 weeks ago.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #330 on: November 03, 2011, 10:46:33 PM »

And in light of the I-69 designations in TX and KY, I've just e-mailed LA, AR, and MO about signing stretches of I-49 that are complete and attached to an existing route (Westbank Expressway, AR 549, I-540, and US 71).  We'll see what they say if they reply.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #331 on: November 04, 2011, 08:11:49 AM »

Has AHTD completed the reroute of AR 245 at I-30?  If not, you can't include AR 549 because I-49 is supposed to use AR 245, not TX 151/US 59.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #332 on: November 04, 2011, 09:46:05 AM »

Has AHTD completed the reroute of AR 245 at I-30?  If not, you can't include AR 549 because I-49 is supposed to use AR 245, not TX 151/US 59.


Well, technically, it's not a reroute of 245. I believe it's going to be I-130 then eventually become I-49.   245 will likely continue on its current alignment to AR 296
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #334 on: November 11, 2011, 10:16:24 AM »

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #336 on: November 11, 2011, 10:55:13 PM »

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #337 on: November 16, 2011, 08:36:52 PM »

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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #339 on: December 06, 2011, 02:53:00 PM »

Hallelujah!

My dad thought that stretch would NEVER get fixed.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #340 on: December 06, 2011, 03:06:20 PM »

It actually feels surreal for the pavement to be worse leaving Louisiana instead of entering.
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LA 1 (Port Fourchon Elevated) Phase 1 Complete
« Reply #341 on: December 10, 2011, 11:27:32 AM »

Ribbon-cutting was yesterday; it should be open to traffic by Monday:
http://www.houmatoday.com/article/20111209/HURBLOG/111209556/1319?Title=Elevated-highway-to-open-by-Monday

"An elevated highway between Leeville and Port Fourchon will be open to motorists by Monday, marking a major step in a years-long effort to replace sinking La. 1 ...
La. 1, which has long suffered from erosion and neglect, is the only route linking the rest of the state and nation to Port Fourchon, a national oil hub that serves as the supply point for more than half of all oil-and-gas production in the Gulf of Mexico.
The highway routinely floods when it rains during strong winds and at high tide. Tropical weather can close the road for days ...
Henri Boulet, executive director of the La. 1 coalition, said the highway will be open by Monday at the latest. Crews were still painting stripes on the road.
The project aims to eventually connect Fourchon to U.S. 90 with an elevated highway, a $1.5 billion investment. The La. 1 improvement project was split into four separate phases. The Leeville connection marks the completion of phase 1.
Phase 2, with a price tag of about $45 million, will connect the highway to Golden Meadow.
The La. 1 Coalition, made up of business and government interests, has asked the federal government to pay about one-third of the construction cost of Phase 2 ...
Advocates are also hoping that Department of Homeland Security study released this week will also help make their case. The study found that a 90-day closure of La. 1 — and the resulting closure of Port Fourchon — would result in a loss of $7.8 billion in the nation’s gross domestic product. GDP is a measure of an area’s total economic output. It represents the market value of all goods and services produced.
Nearly $4 billion of that loss would come from the parishes surrounding Port Fourchon, including Terrebonne and Lafourche.
He said the federal government’s decision on whether La. 1 will receive money is due Dec. 31.
Phases 3 and 4, estimated to cost more than $900 million combined, have no money dedicated to them."
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #342 on: December 12, 2011, 07:26:06 AM »

^ Is it just me or does the picture from the article look like they are in a white room cutting a ribbon while drinking expensive champaign?
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I-49 North
« Reply #343 on: December 12, 2011, 12:09:06 PM »

Some pics I've found from the I-49 project. The first one is supposedly at the state line.






It's amazing how hilly and curvy that part of the state is. Almost looks like it could be in another state compared to South Louisiana.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #344 on: December 12, 2011, 01:48:15 PM »

yeah it kind of resembles I-20 near Arcadia and Ruston
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #345 on: December 13, 2011, 07:51:22 AM »

It looks a bit like the Ozarks mountains or the Piedmont area of NC or SC.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #346 on: December 13, 2011, 06:06:43 PM »

Who took those pictures?
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Re: Louisiana
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #348 on: December 15, 2011, 12:04:01 AM »

It looks good.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #349 on: December 15, 2011, 12:05:52 AM »

A preliminary study shows tolls on I-49 in the Lafayette area could generate half the money needed to complete the highway there:

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Tolls of 16 cents per mile for passenger vehicles and four times that for commercial trucks could provide enough annual revenue to secure financing ranging from $540 million to $725 million, according to a preliminary traffic study by HNTB, a national consulting firm that specializes in transportation projects.

http://theadvocate.com/home/1558259-125/tolls-eyed-as-revenue-source.html
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