Interstate 10 West - New Orleans vicinity

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Interstate 10 westbound approaching the Bullard Avenue diamond interchange (Exit 245). Bullard Avenue constitutes a north-south surface boulevard between U.S. 90 (Chef Menteur Highway) and Hayne Boulevard (Louisiana 47). Photo taken 04/20/12.
Frontage roads travel along side Interstate 10 throughout New Orleans East, generally hosting an array of commercial businesses and apartment complexes. Exit 245 departs I-10 west for Bullard Avenue at Jahnckne Canal. Bullard Avenue south intersects Lake Forest Boulevard just west of its interchange with Interstate 510 & Louisiana 47. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Next in line for Interstate 10 west is the Exit 244 diamond interchange with Read Boulevard. Read Boulevard served a busy commercial area to the north and south of Interstate 10. Many of those businesses were damaged extensively from Hurricane Katrina and later razed. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Read Boulevard, like Bullard Avenue, travels south from Hayne Boulevard (Louisiana 47) to U.S. 90. Read Boulevard however continues a short distance beyond the Chef Menteur Highway to Almonaster Boulevard. Photo taken 04/20/12.
The last New Orleans East interchange joins Interstate 10 with Crowder Boulevard at Exit 242. Crowder Boulevard, like Read Boulevard, travels through commercial areas between Morrison and Dwyer Roads. Photo taken 04/20/12.
The Crowder Boulevard off-ramp departs the westbound freeway at Exit 242. Crowder Boulevard travels through the West Lake Forest and Little Woods neighborhoods of the city between U.S. 90 and Hayne Boulevard (Louisiana 47). Photo taken 04/20/12.
Westbound reassurance shield posted ahead of the trumpet interchange with Morrison Road (unsigned Louisiana 1253). Exit 241 serves New Orleans Lakefront Airport (NEW) and the Seabrook neighborhood of the city. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Westbound Interstate 10, one quarter mile out from Exit 241 (Morrison Road). The connector onto Morrison Road west to Downman Road represents the original west end of the Eastern Expressway. Eastern Expressway was the name given to I-10 throughout New Orleans East.
When the High Rise across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal was completed, the Morrison Road connector became an off-ramp. Morrison Road otherwise parallels Morrison Canal eastward from Downman Road to Bullard Boulevard. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Motorists bound for the Morrison Road (Louisiana 1253) connector leave Interstate 10 westbound at Exit 241.
Morrison Boulevard was at one time a part of Louisiana 3021, a state highway that followed the road west from I-10 to Downman Road south to U.S. 90 west across the Industrial Canal. LA-3021 now follows just Elysian Fields Avenue between U.S. 90 (Gentilly Boulevard) and LA-39 (Claiborne Avenue). Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 10 turns south along side Ray Avenue and Francis Drive toward the High Rise across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal. A reassurance shield precedes the Dwyer Road under crossing. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 10 next crosses paths with U.S. 90 (Chef Menteur Highway) for the first time in Louisiana at Exit 240B. Exit 240B provides a direct ramp onto U.S. 90, just east of its intersections with Downman and Jourdan Roads.
Greenouts on Exit 240B overheads cover "U.S. 90 East" as the forthcoming ramp serves both directions of the US route. Photo taken 04/20/12.
A five-ramp parclo facilitates the movements between Interstate 10 westbound and U.S. 90 at Exit 240B. U.S. 90 travels the Chef Menteur Highway eastward from Gentilly Road and the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal lift bridge to Chef Menteur Pass and the Rigolets. The US highway varies between four and six lanes with a median or center turn lane throughout eastern New Orleans. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Turning westward again on the approach to the High Rise across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal. Locals refer to the waterway as simply the "Industrial Canal". Photo taken 04/20/12.
Westbound travelers emerge from the Old Gentilly Road over crossing at the base of the six-lane High Rise. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Spanning the Industrial Canal along the High Rise westbound. The shoulder-less fixed span includes a truck restriction mandating commercial vehicles to the right lane. The bridge spans the canal and Jourdan and France Roads above a parallel CSX Railroad line. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Traffic increases on Interstate 10 westbound as it crosses the High Rise. Exit 239 departs the freeway on the western descent for Louisa Street and Old Gentilly Road. Louisa Street travels south from U.S. 90 (Chef Menteur Highway) through the Desire, St. Claude and Bywater neighborhoods. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Before its replacement on May 22, 2007, the pull-through panel for Interstate 10 west on the High Rise read "New Orleag". This led to State Representative Austin Badon, Jr. of New Orleans to scold LADOTD after seeing the erroneous sign remain in place for eight months after Hurricane Katrina.
An overlay added in the early-1980s replaced Baton Rouge with New Orleans as the control city changed. The "e" from the capital city was removed during that installation, and when the overlay fell in the 2000s, the odd spelling of New Orleans was revealed.1 Photo taken 04/20/12.
The skyline of New Orleans unfolds to the southwest as Interstate 10 lowers from the High Rise into the Desire section of the city. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Exit 239 leaves Interstate 10 west from the High Rise to Old Gentilly Road, midway between its intersections with Louisa Street and France Road near the Gentilly Woods neighborhood. France Road lines the Industrial Canal northward to Pontchartrain Park while Louisa Street enters the Gentilly Woods community. Photo taken 04/20/12.
0.75-mile sign bridge for Franklin Avenue posted at the Old Gentilly Road on-ramp from near Louisa Avenue. A half diamond interchange joins Interstate 10 with Franklin Avenue at the split with Interstate 610. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 610 provides the through route for motorists bound for Jefferson Parish and Baton Rouge from Interstate 10 west at Exit 238B. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 10 touches down briefly before rising again onto a set of viaducts from a Norfolk Southern Railroad crossing southwest to the central business district. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 10 briefly sees eight lanes as it nears the ramp departure of Exit 238A for Franklin Avenue. Franklin Avenue comprises a multi-lane boulevard from I-10 north to Gentilly Terrace, Milneburg and the University of New Orleans and south to St. Roch and St. Claude. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Exit 238A departs Interstate 10 westbound for Franklin Avenue just ahead of the split with Interstate 610 west (Exit 238B). Interstate 10 ended at Exit 238 between 1966 and the 1968 completion of the viaduct to downtown. Photo taken 06/10/06.
The Interstate 10 shield on the pull-through panel fell off sometime after 2008. The four lane viaduct prepares to partition with the two-lane ramp (Exit 238B) ramp to Interstate 610 west. Interstate 610 was not completed until the mid 1970s from here west to Canal Boulevard. Photo taken 04/20/12.
The westbound split of Interstates 10 and 610 (Exit 238B). The 4.52-mile Interstate 610 bypasses the New Orleans central business district between a wye interchange above Franklin Avenue and Pontchartrain Boulevard near the Jefferson Parish line. Through travelers are directed onto I-610e for Lakeview, Metairie, Louis Armstrong International Airport and Baton Rouge. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Leaving the Interstate 610 interchange, an overhead for Elysian Fields Avenue (Louisiana 3021) advises motorists of the next interchange along Interstate 10 west. The freeway ascends over the previously adjacent CSX Railroad line between Exits 238B and 237. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 10 curves southwest over another Norfolk Southern railroad line and Florida Avenue toward downtown New Orleans. Elysian Fields Avenue (Louisiana 3021) offers an alternate route into the French Quarter as it ends at Esplanade Avenue at Peters Street near the French Market. The bridge in the background is the U.S. 90 Business Crescent City Connection / Greater New Orleans Bridges. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Exit 237 departs Interstate 10 west for Elysian Fields Avenue (Louisiana 3021). Elysian Fields comprises a four-lane divided parkway between the riverfront area northward to the Lake Pontchartrain lakefront. The north-south road carries Louisiana 3021 from Louisiana 39 (Claiborne Avenue) and 46 northward to U.S. 90 (Gentilly Boulevard) for a distance of 1.83 miles. Use Louisiana 3021 south to Louisiana 39 south or Louisiana 46 (St. Claude Avenue) east to the Ninth Ward. Photo taken 04/20/12.
More of the downtown New Orleans skyline comes into view between Exits 237 and 236C. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Traffic merging onto Interstate 10 from the Exit 237 diamond interchange forms an auxiliary lane for the next off-ramp (Exit 236C). The 1968 constructed viaduct travels over the intersection of Saint Bernard Avenue and Claiborne Avenue. Although not displayed on Exit 236C related overheads, Louisiana 39 sees its northern terminus at the junction with Interstate 10 via Claiborne Avenue westbound. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Westbound at Exit 236C for Saint Bernard Avenue. Saint Bernard Avenue comprises a surface arterial between Louisiana 39 (Claiborne Avenue) and Robert E. Lee Boulevard at the Lake Terrace neighborhood of the city. Motorists in the eastbound direction see a pair of flyover ramps to and from Louisiana 39 (Claiborne Avenue) above. Photo taken 04/20/12.
The LADOTD preferred exit into the French Quarter / Vieux Carre from Interstate 10 west is the Exit 235A off-ramp to Orleans Street. This exit carries traffic onto the city street grid near Louis Armstrong Park. The French Quarter is home to Bourbon Street, the popular street mall made famous by its party atmosphere, and other cultural attractions ranging from Jackson Square to the Cabildo. One will also find many live jazz bars and clubs in the Quarter along with creole eateries offering anything from gumbo to crawfish. Photo taken 04/20/12.
High rises near the south side of the Interstate 10 viaduct as it approaches the Canal Street exit on westbound. Claiborne Avenue parallels the viaduct underneath, carrying U.S. 90 from Tulane Avenue westward. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Another view of the downtown skyscrapers to the south of Interstate 10. The central business district resides between Canal Street and the Pontchartrain Expressway (U.S. 90 Business). Although not readily visible from westbound, mausoleums lie along the eastbound side of the freeway between Iberville and St. Louis Streets. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Exit 235A descends from Interstate 10 west onto Orleans Avenue. Orleans Avenue travels southeast from City Park Avenue to Basin Street within the French Quarter. Use Orleans Avenue north for the Treme neighborhood and U.S. 90 (Broad Avenue). Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 10 westbound continues to Exit 235B (Canal Street) and the Superdome. Canal Street constitutes a wide surface boulevard between the World Trade Center on the Mississippi Riverfront and City Park Avenue. Motorists bound for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, home of the NFL New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Sports Arena (home of the NBA New Orleans Hornets), are advised to take the Canal Street off-ramp to Claiborne Avenue westbound underneath the viaduct. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Reassurance marker for Interstate 10 west posted after the Orleans Avenue on-ramp. Visible in the distance is the former New Orleans' Grand Palace Hotel. The 1950 high rise was imploded on July 22, 2012 to make way for the new University Medical Center.2 Photo taken 04/20/12.
Nearing the Exit 235B ramp departure for Canal Street on Interstate 10 west. A left exit departs ahead for U.S. 90 Business (Pontchartrain Expressway) west and U.S. 90 (Claiborne Avenue) west. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Exit 235B leaves Interstate 10 westbound via a loop ramp onto Derbigny Street, one block west of Canal Street. Canal Street was once a part of U.S. 90 from Broad Avenue southward to Claiborne Avenue. The US highway saw relocation four blocks westward on Broad Avenue to U.S. 61, where the highway now travels Tulane Avenue southward to Claiborne Avenue. Use Canal Street south to St. Charles Avenue for Downtown, the Warehouse District, and the Garden District. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 10 splits at Exit 234C with two lanes continuing northwest to Metairie and two lanes departing for U.S. 90 (Claiborne Avenue) west and U.S. 90 Business (Pontchartrain Expressway) west. This interchange is an expansive elevated stack interchange elevated over the Clairborne Avenue intersections with Earhart Boulevard and Poydras Street. U.S. 90 Business is a part of High Priority Corridor 1/37 (Future Interstate 49) and also unsigned Interstate 910. This interchange represents the planned eastern terminus of future Interstate 49, a freeway that currently ends at Lafayette. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Ramps to the westbound beginning of Business U.S. 90 (Pontchartrain Expressway) and the continuation of U.S. 90 west along Claiborne Avenue depart from Interstate 10 westbound near downtown New Orleans (Exit 234C). The Business route is really a bypass of U.S. 90 to the south, serving the Westbank communities of Gretna, Harvey, Marrero, and Westwego along a freeway. Claiborne Avenue (U.S. 90) loops to the south and west through the Broadmoor, University, and Carollton sections of the city. Tulane University lies along the path of U.S. 90 at Versailles Boulevard. Photo taken 04/20/12.
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A view of the Interstate 10 westbound mainline as it turns northwest toward Metairie at Exit 234C. Reconstructed in the early 1990s, the Exit 234C junction offers sweeping flyovers high above the city street grid below that join Interstate 10 with the Pontchartrain Expressway, a north-south freeway between the Greater New Orleans and Crescent City Connection Bridges (U.S. 90 Business) and Pontchartrain Boulevard at Interstate 610 (Exit 231B). Photos taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 10 westbound merges with U.S. 90 Business eastbound at the Broad Avenue over crossing. A pair of overheads advise motorists of the interchange confluence between U.S. 61 (Airline Drive & Tulane Avenue) and Carrollton Avenue. U.S. 61 begins at the intersection of Broad and Tulane Avenues (U.S. 90) at the Mid-City neighborhood nearby. The US highway travels northwest along Tulane Avenue to Interstate 10 where it transitions into Airline Drive at Holly-Grove. Photo taken 04/20/12.
The westbound freeway briefly swells to five lanes at the Jeff Davis Parkway overpass. A two-lane off-ramp departs ahead for ramps to U.S. 61 (Airline Drive) north to Holly Grove and Jefferson Parish and Carrollton Avenue north to Tulane Avenue and U.S. 61 south. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 10 ascends to span Carollton Avenue, U.S. 61 (Airline Drive) and ramps associated with the Exit 232 directional cloverleaf interchange. Carrollton Avenue enters the scene from Leake and St. Charles Avenues at the Mississippi Riverfront community of Carollton to the southwest. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Exit 232 partitions into ramps directly onto U.S. 61 (Airline Drive) north and Carrollton Avenue north to U.S. 61 (Tulane Avenue) at Mid-City, Wisner Boulevard, and Fairgrounds Race Track, home of the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Photo taken 11/20/08.
Exit 232 includes access to Carrolton Avenue south via a separate ramp to Dublin and Palmetto Streets. Photo taken 11/20/08.
Interstate 10 ascends over U.S. 61 (Airline Drive) and Carollton Avenue on the northern push to Exit 231A with Metairie Road (Louisiana 611-9) west and City Park Avenue east. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Pontchartrain Boulevard travels along the eastbound side of Interstate 10 and the Union Passenger Terminal railroad Line along the westbound side between U.S. 61 and Metairie Road / City Park Avenue. Metairie Road (Louisiana 611-9) meanders west to the Jefferson Parish communities of Old Metairie and De Limon Place to U.S. 61 (Airline Highway) near Causeway Boulevard. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Exit 231A carries drivers to the confluence of Metairie Road (Louisiana 611-9) and City Park Avenue. The two roads are the same, changing names at their intersection with Pontchartrain Boulevard to the west. City Park Avenue ventures east to Canal Street and Boulevard, City Park and Wisner Boulevard at Carrollton Avenue. Photo taken 04/20/12.
The last New Orleans city exit joins Interstate 10 with Florida and West End Boulevards at Exit 231B. The right lane defaults onto the parting West End Boulevard north, a parallel road to Pontchartrain Boulevard south. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 10 sinks below a Norfolk Southern Railroad bridge ahead of the wye interchange split with the Pontchartrain Expressway at West End Boulevard. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Attached to the railroad bridge are signs for the Airport (Interstate 10 west) and Exit 231B, Florida Boulevard east and West End Boulevard north. Florida Boulevard begins via a ramp from West End Boulevard to Canal Boulevard and General Diaz Street nearby. Canal Boulevard comprises a main north-south arterial through Lakeview to the north. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 10 resumes a westward course at the split with the Pontchartrain Boulevard (Exit 231B). Interstate 610 west merges with the freeway around the bend at the Jefferson Parish line. Photo taken 04/20/12.
West End Boulevard begins after the three-quarter cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 610 and continues north to the West End neighborhood at New Orleans-Hammond Highway and Lakeshore Drive. The brief freeway segment includes the Florida Boulevard off-ramp into the Navarre neighborhood. Photo taken 04/20/12.
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The one-mile guide sign for Bonnabel Boulevard resides at the Jefferson Parish line along Interstate 10. Motorists along Interstate 610 westbound merge in from the left as the freeway enters the community of Metairie.
Interstate 10 was expanded to ten overall lanes from the 17th Street Canal to Causeway Boulevard by early 2009. Photo taken 11/23/08. Second photo taken 04/20/12.
A unique assembly holds a westbound Interstate 10 shield above the sound walls added to Interstate 10 through Metairie in 2009. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 10 gains a pair of frontage roads through Metairie. Exit 229 to Bonnabel Boulevard utilizes those frontage roads to make the connection between the freeway and north-south arterial. Photo taken 04/20/12.
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Interstate 10 widening through Metairie expanded the Exit 229 off-ramp to two lanes. Bonnabel Boulevard begins at Louisiana 611-9 (Metairie Road) and ends at Lake Pontchartrain near Bucktown.
Exit 228 follows and claims the right lane for a collector distributor roadway to Causeway Boulevard. Photo taken 06/10/06. Second photo taken 04/20/12.
Exit 228 joins Interstate 10 with Causeway Boulevard north to Lake Pontchartrain Causeway and Mandeville and south to Jefferson at a directional cloverleaf interchange. A $100-million project3 underway between April 2009 and Summer 2012 addressed congestion issues associated with the underpower cloverleaf interchange by reconfiguring ramps between the two highways to eliminate weaving traffic concerns. A new flyover ramp, opened March 1, 2012,3 carries southbound motorists from Causeway Boulevard onto I-10 east while traffic to Causeway Boulevard north from I-10 west and nearby Bonnabel Boulevard separates from the westbound on-ramp to I-10 from the adjacent service road. Photo taken 04/20/12.
The Causeway interchange upgrade is the sixth of eight overall Interstate 10 improvement projects through Jefferson Parish undertaken since 2000.3 This 2006 view looks at the bridge over Bonnabel Boulevard when only three lanes continued west on I-10. Photo taken 06/10/06.
Causeway Boulevard provides a major arterial between Interstate 10 and the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway. The connection with the 23-mile tolled facility allows commuters to travel to/from New Orleans to Mandeville and Covington on the northern side of Lake Pontchartrain. The causeway carries four lanes of traffic on two spans and all passenger vehicles on the southbound bridge are levied a $3.00 toll. Photo taken 04/20/12.
An additional improvement of the Causeway interchange project is a dedicated ramp from Interstate 10 west to parallel Veterans Boulevard independent of the Causeway Boulevard northbound mainline. Previously a dangerous weaving traffic configuration saw the northbound on-ramp join Causeway Boulevard just ahead of the Veterans Boulevard off-ramp. Now a separate ramp carries all traffic to Veterans below the new Exit 228 flyover to Mandeville. Photo taken 04/20/12.
A look at the collector distributor roadway of Exit 228 and the original ramp split to Causeway Boulevard northbound from Interstate 10 westbound. The c/d roadway still carries motorists westbound to Causeway Boulevard south. Photo taken 06/10/06.
A new flyover passes overhead to join the original loop ramp from Causeway Boulevard north onto I-10 west. The flyover accommodates the new Veterans Boulevard off-ramp from Causeway Boulevard north. Photo taken 04/20/12.
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Passing under Causeway Boulevard, a loop ramp prepares to depart for southbound to Jefferson. Next in line for Interstate 10 westbound travelers is the Exit 226 junction with Clearview Parkway. Photo taken 06/10/06. Second photo taken 04/20/12.
Causeway Boulevard southbound links Interstate 10 and the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway with U.S. 61 (Airline Highway) and U.S. 90 (Jefferson Highway). Contrary to many maps, most of the boulevard is not controlled access. An interchange exists with U.S. 61 and an elevated viaduct controls access between U.S. 61 and the southern terminal interchange at U.S. 90. The expressway portion of highway is part of the 0.92-mile Louisiana 3046. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Mid-2000s construction resulted in the widening of Interstate 10 to the Clearview Parkway full cloverleaf interchange. Sound walls continue to line the frontage between the freeway mainline and parallel service roads. Pictured here is a sign bridge installed by 2006 for Exit 226 indicating the exit-only aspect of the right two lanes. A collector distributor roadway facilitates the movements between the two highways ahead. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Cleary Avenue passes over Interstate 10 one quarter mile east of the Exit 226 c/d roadway departure. Clearview Parkway constitutes a busy arterial from U.S. 90 (Jefferson Highway) at Louisiana 48 and the Huey P. Long Bridge northward to U.S. 61 (Airline Highway) and Interstate 10. The Huey P. Long Bridge is only the second crossing of the Mississippi River in the state north of the river delta. The first crossing is the Greater New Orleans / Crescent City Connection Bridges. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Exit 226 departs Interstate 10 west for ramps to Clearview Parkway north to Veterans Memorial Boulevard and Esplanade Avenue and south to the Huey P. Long Bridge across the Mississippi River to Bridge City, Avondale, and the Westbank. Motorists bound for the U.S. 90 west destinations of Houma, Raceland, and Morgan City should remain on Interstate 10 west to Interstate 310 south (Exit 220). Photo taken 04/20/12.
The northbound ramp to Clearview Parkway departs the Exit 226 c/d roadway. The ramp splits nearby with a component looping back to the North I-10 Service Road West at Clearview Mall. Photo taken 11/23/08.
Clearview Parkway southbound between Interstate 10 and U.S. 90 (Jefferson Highway) doubles as Louisiana 3152. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 10 reduced to six overall lanes west of Clearview Parkway, but a project to expand the freeway to ten lanes broke ground on October 12, 2011. The $42.4-million project addresses congestion along 1.2 miles of freeway between Exit 225 and Veterans Boulevard. Sound walls will be added to the freeway frontage as well. Completion of the project is expected by June 2013.4 Photo taken 04/20/12.
Lowering from the Transcontinental Drive under crossing, Interstate 10 bends northwesterly. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Veterans Memorial Boulevard parallels Interstate 10 throughout Jefferson Parish. The two roads finally cross paths at the Exit 225 parclo interchange north of Lafreniere Park. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 10 elevates to pass over Veterans Memorial Boulevard and Canal Number 3 at Exit 225. Veterans Memorial Boulevard travels just south of the freeway between here and Loyola Drive in Kenner. The stretch between Exit 225 and Louisiana 49 (Williams Boulevard) is commercialized. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Eastward view of Elmwood Canal and the Canal Avenue bridge from Interstate 10 over Canal Number 3. Photo taken 04/20/12.
A wye interchange joins Interstate 10 westbound with Power Boulevard at Exit 224 next. Power Boulevard heads southeast from Vintage Drive and Esplanade Avenue in north Kenner to Veterans Memorial Boulevard at David Drive. Photo taken 04/20/12.
A high flyover was constructed by 1994 to carry motorists from Power Boulevard south onto Interstate 10 east at Exit 224. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Exit 224 parts ways with Interstate 10 west for Power Boulevard. The Westgate and Bissonet communities nearby are served by this interchange. Power Boulevard south connects with Louisiana 3154 near Zephyr Field (home of the AAA New Orleans Zephyrs baseball franchise) via David Drive. David Drive becomes Dickory Drive (Louisiana 3154) south of U.S. 61 (Airline Highway) ahead of the Earhart Expressway (Louisiana 3139) west end. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Approaching Exits 223A/B for Louisiana 49 (Williams Boulevard) and New Orleans International Airport (Airport Boulevard). Williams Boulevard is a main thoroughfare from the lakeshore to U.S. 61 (Airline Highway) within the city of Kenner. Interstate 10 peak hour traffic remains heavy from Interstate 610 westward to the Exit 223A/B confluence peaking at 98,399 [2011] vpd.
The right side overhead is a 2002 replacement that added 32nd Street to Exit 223A. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Midway between Power Boulevard and Williams Boulevard on Interstate 10 west. Louisiana 49 ends at Joe Yenni Boulevard / 44th Street to the north and Louisiana 48 (Jefferson Highway) at Rivertown USA to the south. 32nd Street travels west from LA-49 to The Esplanade mall. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Exit 223B directly serves Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport with indirect connections to U.S. 61 (Airline Highway) as well. The interchange utilizes flyover ramps from westbound Interstate 10 to the airport access road south and for traffic returning to Interstate 10 eastbound. The airport access road comprises a four-lane divided-highway on the east side of the airport grounds with a 35 mile per hour speed limit. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Exit 223B splits into a flyover ramp for Louisiana 49 (Williams Boulevard) south to Westgate and the ramp for Louisiana 49 (Williams Boulevard) north to Gabriel and 32nd Street. Photo taken 11/23/08.
A high-speed flyover was added for movements between Louisiana 49 (Williams Boulevard) south to Interstate 10 east around 1999. Exit 223A partitions in this scene with a loop ramp joining Louisiana 49 south underneath the freeway and the Esplanade mall ramp ending at the Connecticut Avenue intersection with 32nd Street. Photo taken 11/23/08.
Interstate 10 crosses Duncan Canal and parallels Canal Number 13 through central Kenner. Photo taken 04/20/12.
The last of two Kenner area interchanges is the Exit 221 diamond with Loyola Drive. Loyola Drive stems northward from Veterans Memorial Boulevard to Sunset and Joe Yennie Boulevards in northwestern Kenner.
Interstate 10 travelers are advised of the lack of motorist services between Kenner and Laplace. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Exit 221 leaves Interstate 10 westbound for Loyola Drive in west Kenner. Loyola Drive serves Veterans Heights to the south and Woodlake Estates to the north. The final interchange within the immediate metropolitan area departs in 1.25-miles for Interstate 310. Photo taken 04/20/12.
A missing overhead assembly posted ahead of the split with Interstate 310 includes a ground level guide sign touting the connection to New Orleans International Airport via I-310 south (Exit 220) to U.S. 61 south (Exit 2). Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 10 leaves Jefferson Parish at Duncan Canal and the beginning of a lengthy viaduct stretching westward to Laplace in St. Charles Parish. Photo taken 04/20/12.


 

Sources:

  1. "Sign will no longer welcome motorists to New Orleag." The Times-Picayne, May 23, 2007.
  2. "Grand Palace Hotel comes down swiftly." WWLTV, July 22, 2012.
  3. "Top highway officials praise Causeway Boulevard interchange work." The Times-Picayne, February 15, 2012.
  4. "Officials to break ground on I-10 widening from Clearview to Veterans." The Times-Picayne, October 12, 2011.


Photo Credits:

06/10/06, 11/20/08, 11/23/08, 04/20/12 by AARoads

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Page Updated 09-17-2012.