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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1125 on: August 16, 2018, 07:21:03 PM »

Let’s just say that the State completely dropped the ball making life hell for everyone to cover their ineptitude.

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« Reply #1126 on: August 21, 2018, 04:12:14 PM »

Maybe I'm obtuse, but I'm not seeing how 6,048 feet of shoulder (in six sections) is going to make a great difference on a 23 mile long bridge.  :popcorn:

It's a place to stop.  Having broken down on the Causeway, right after passing the last crossover, I think this is a good idea.  You can only coast so far from 65 MPH.

Whatever happened to this project anyway?

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« Reply #1127 on: August 21, 2018, 08:23:37 PM »

Maybe I'm obtuse, but I'm not seeing how 6,048 feet of shoulder (in six sections) is going to make a great difference on a 23 mile long bridge.  :popcorn:

It's a place to stop.  Having broken down on the Causeway, right after passing the last crossover, I think this is a good idea.  You can only coast so far from 65 MPH.

Whatever happened to this project anyway?

Completely concur regarding the need for these shoulders.  As one who broke down in traffic lanes on the old San Mateo bridge (1969, 4-lane section pre-widening), shoulder turnouts would be a greatly appreciated improvement. 
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« Reply #1128 on: October 07, 2018, 06:06:07 PM »

I have a question:  I just got home from Slidell. I noticed at a few locations (I-55 @ I-12, I-10 EB just south of the 10/12/59 JCT, plus a couple of other places) there are 3 permanent mounted signs on each side of the interstate....in order as you apprach them 1) left lane closed (symbol with orange background), 2) speed limit 45, and 3) lanes shift right (symbol with orange background). They were all turned away from the travel lanes, but you can look at the posts and see where you can turn them to face on-coming traffic.

What/when are they used for?
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« Reply #1129 on: October 08, 2018, 11:12:59 AM »

I'm guessing that's for contraflow and the signs can be turned into view as needed. That's a lot of stuff out there that will get used maybe once or twice ever.
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« Reply #1130 on: October 08, 2018, 10:09:09 PM »

I'm guessing that's for contraflow and the signs can be turned into view as needed. That's a lot of stuff out there that will get used maybe once or twice ever.

Contraflow for Ivan, Katrina, Rita, Gustov, Lee, and Issac. That was 6 storms in 8 years  (2004-2012), but none in the last 6 years.
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« Reply #1131 on: October 09, 2018, 10:54:49 AM »

I'm guessing that's for contraflow and the signs can be turned into view as needed. That's a lot of stuff out there that will get used maybe once or twice ever.

Contraflow for Ivan, Katrina, Rita, Gustov, Lee, and Issac. That was 6 storms in 8 years  (2004-2012), but none in the last 6 years.
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Re: Louisiana
« Reply #1132 on: October 09, 2018, 06:19:33 PM »

Another question: what is all of the ROW clearing for on either side of I-12 at the St. Tammany/Tangipahoa line? It looks like possible new Service Roads but I can't tell.
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« Reply #1133 on: October 11, 2018, 10:31:41 PM »

Another question: what is all of the ROW clearing for on either side of I-12 at the St. Tammany/Tangipahoa line? It looks like possible new Service Roads but I can't tell.
Looks like CLECO may be running new high-voltage transmission lines into the Madisonville area.  There's a new electrical distribution center along Highway 190 near the St. Tammany-Tangipahoa line, so I guess it's coming from there.
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« Reply #1134 on: November 08, 2018, 11:53:05 AM »

State Sen. Norby Chabert comments on Louisiana's highway network:
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« Reply #1135 on: December 03, 2018, 10:08:56 PM »

Here's a look at what projects DOTD let to bid last month:

BRIDGES
  • Atchafalaya River Bridge rehabilitation on U.S. 90 in St. Mary Parish: $11,964,750.00
  • Electrical and mechanical repairs to Estherwood Pontoon Bridge on LA 91 in Acadia Parish: $795,600.00
  • Replacement of Bayou Des Cannes Bridge on LA 104 in Evangeline Parish: $2,193,566.36
  • Replacement of bridges on Mitchiner Rd. and Gunter Loop in West Carroll Parish: $1,091,133.28
  • Replacement of Little Natalbany Bridge on LA 1064 in Livingston Parish: $2,397,561.50
  • Replacement of Tangipahoa River Bridge on LA 16 in Tangipahoa Parish: $6,953,669.06
  • Replacement of Thompson Creek Bridge on U.S. 61 in East and West Feliciana parishes: $9,236,300.28

WORK ON EXISTING ROADS
  • Milling, patching, and paving on U.S. 80 between Texas St. Bridge and Flat River in Bossier Parish: $6,395,245.78
  • Grading, milling, paving, and drainage on LA 22 between Dalwill Dr. and U.S. 190 in St. Tammany Parish: $2,585,000.00
  • Widening of LA 37 at North Sherwood Forest Dr. in East Baton Rouge Parish: $13,475,086.70
  • Grading, paving, patching, and drainage on Montgomery St. between LA 34 and I-20 in Ouachita Parish: $2,122,187.14
  • Paving, patching, overlay, and bridge railing replacement on LA 2 and U.S. 79 in Claiborne Parish: $4,910,344.48
  • Milling, paving, and drainage on LA 113 between LA 112 and Calcasieu River in Rapides Parish: $1,578,032.42
  • Milling, paving, drainage, and bridge repairs on LA 436 between Monroe Creek Rd. and N. Jct. LA 21 in Washington Parish: $3,227,321.04
  • Milling, paving, overlay, and drainage on LA 441 between LA 442 and St. Helena Parish line in Livingston Parish: $3,386,238.13
  • Milling, paving, patching, overlay, and widening of LA 57 between Thompson Rd. and Cedar Grove Rd. in Terrebonne Parish: $2,186,418.05
  • Milling, patching, overlay, and drainage on LA 565 between LA 129 and LA 600 in Concordia Parish: $1,168,427.40
  • Milling, overlay, patching, and traffic signalization on Sherwood Forest Blvd. between Airline Hwy. and Old Hammond Hwy. in East Baton Rouge Parish: $2,781,390.36
  • Milling, patching, and drainage on LA 92 between N. Jct. LA 700 and LA 343 in Vermilion Parish: $3,735,806.22
  • Milling, overlay, and drainage on Sandal St. between LA 3033 and LA 34 in Ouachita Parish: $950,219.90
  • Grading, milling, overlay, patching, and drainage on Stubbs Vinson Rd. between LA 139 and U.S. 80 in Ouachita Parish: $2,884,808.60
  • Concrete rehabilitation on Westwood Dr. between WB Expressway and Lapalco Blvd. in Jefferson Parish: $5,175,201.80
  • Milling, patching, overlay, and drainage on LA 1228 between LA 34 and U.S. 84 in Winn Parish: $1,439,557.73
  • Grading, milling, overlay, and drainage on LA 957 between LA 412 and LA 955 in East Feliciana Parish: $2,262,764.35
  • Milling, overlay, and drainage on LA 31 between LA 94 and LA 336-1 in St. Martin Parish: $1,648,134.91
  • Patching, milling, overlay, and drainage on LA 64 between LA 1019 and LA 16 in Livingston Parish: $866,230.70
  • Milling and paving of I-310 at southbound mile marker 9 in St. Charles Parish: $129,452.40
  • Patching, milling, and overlay on LA 3227 between Queen St. and LA 164 in Bossier Parish: $649,283.77

MITIGATION AND SAFETY
  • Roundabout construction on LA 59 at Lonesome Rd. in St. Tammany Parish: $1,885,000.00
  • Turn lane and thru lane construction on U.S. 90B between elevated WB Expressway and Jung Blvd. in Jefferson Parish: $2,185,524.99
  • Pavement marker replacement on I-20 in Lincoln Parish: $208,825.00
  • Pavement marker replacement on I-110 in East Baton Rouge Parish: $209,600.00

OTHER
  • Roundabout construction on LA 59 at Lonesome Rd. in St. Tammany Parish: $1,885,000.00
  • Turn lane and thru lane construction on U.S. 90B between elevated WB Expressway and Jung Blvd. in Jefferson Parish: $2,185,524.99
  • Pavement marker replacement on I-20 in Lincoln Parish: $208,825.00
  • Pavement marker replacement on I-110 in East Baton Rouge Parish: $209,600.00

http://wwwapps.dotd.la.gov/administration/announcements/Announcement.aspx?key=18323
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