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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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Re: Louisiana
« 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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Re: Louisiana
« 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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Re: Louisiana
« 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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Re: Louisiana
« 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.
Now possibly Michael.
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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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Re: Louisiana
« 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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