Interstate 110 South

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Interstate 110 South
Interstate 110 initially leads east, traveling at-grade between Progress and Central Roads. The first confirming marker stands beyond the two-wye interchange with U.S. 61 (Scenic Highway). Photo taken 05/19/14.
The freeway elevates onto a viaduct through the half diamond interchange (Exit 8A from northbound) with Louisiana 19 (Scotland Avenue). Interstate 110 is formally named the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Freeway. Photo taken 05/19/14.
A pedestrian bridge spans I-110 beyond the LA 19 on-ramp. The crossing connects an adjacent high school and community center. Photo taken 05/19/14.
I-110 expands to six lanes from LA 19 southward along a 6,085 foot long viaduct built in 1982.1 A parclo interchange (Exit 6) lies one mile ahead with LA 408 (Harding Boulevard). Photo taken 05/19/14.
Passing over the Baton Rouge street grid, Exit 6 departs in a quarter mile for LA 408 (Harding Boulevard) to adjacent Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport (BTR). Photo taken 05/19/14.
Louisiana 408 travels 9.94 miles overall, west from Exit 6 to U.S. 61 (Scenic Highway) by the campus of Southern University, and east to the city of Central and Louisiana 37 near Greenwell Springs. Photo taken 05/19/14.
Advancing south, motorists on I-110 next separate with a distributor roadway (Exit 5B) for U.S. 61 & 190 (Airline Highway). U.S. 61 & 190 overlap for 6.5 miles between Scotlandville and Broadmoor through north and eastern reaches of Baton Rouge. Photo taken 05/19/14.
Exit 5B departs from I-110 south to combine with a ramp from LA 408 to flyovers for U.S. 61 & 190. U.S. 190 (Airline Highway). Photo taken 05/19/14.
The southbound mainline of I-110 continues 1.5 miles from the 72nd Avenue overpass to Evangeline Street (Exit 4). Photo taken 05/19/14.
Traffic partitions on Exit 5B. U.S. 61 north & 190 split just west of Interstate 110 at the north end of U.S. 61 Business & 190 Business. U.S. 190 (Airline Highway) continues west from there across the Mississippi River Bridge to Lobdell Station, Krotz Springs and I-49 at Opelousas. Photo taken 05/19/14.
Motorists taking the high speed flyover to U.S. 61 south & 190 east join Airline Highway ahead of the Louisiana 67 (Plank Road) overpass. The US highways transition into a slow moving commercial arterial southeast to their split at Florida Boulevard (U.S. 61 Business & 190 Business) and Cortana Mall. Photo taken 05/19/14.
A four-level interchange joins Interstate 110 with the limited access portion of Airline Highway. The exchange was constructed in 1976. Photo taken 05/19/14.
An emergency detour route to I-10 east lines U.S. 190 east from LA 415 Spur at Lobdell Station to I-110 south. Photo taken 05/19/14.
Southbound reassurance shield posted at the viaduct crossing Monte Sano Bayou and Greenwell Street. Photo taken 05/19/14.
An auxiliary lane opens from the Hollywood Street on-ramp along I-110 south to the diamond interchange (Exit 4) with Evangeline Street. Photo taken 05/19/14.
Evangeline Street constitutes an urban arterial west to U.S. 61-190 Business (Scenic Highway) and the oil refinery complexes. East from Exit 4, Evangeline Street passes through the Delmont Place, North Highlands and Brookstown neighborhoods to U.S. 61-190 (Airline Highway). Photo taken 05/19/14.
Interstate 110 curves southwest by a mostly vacant street grid to a split diamond interchange (Exit 3B) with Weller Avenue and Mohican Street. Photo taken 05/19/14.
Exit 3B lowers to form the west side frontage road of Nokomis Street. Weller Avenue and Mohican Street link I-110 with Scenic Highway three blocks to the west, and with LA 67 (Plank Road) by the Istrouma neighborhood, nine blocks to the east. Photo taken 05/19/14.
I-110 remains elevated across Weller Avenue on a 1970 built bridge system. A confirming marker precedes the return ramp from Nokomis Street at Wyandotte Street. Photo taken 05/19/14.
The viaduct shifts west a block and a half to run between Hiawatha and Pocahontas Streets to the diamond interchange (Exit 3A) with Chippewa Street. Photo taken 05/19/14.
Chippewa Street stems west from LA 67 (Plank Road) to become U.S. 61-190 Business west of parallel Scenic Highway (LA 3164). U.S. 61-190 Business arc west through the Mississippi River side industrial area to River Road south by Capitol Lake. Photo taken 05/19/14.
Louisiana 3164 (Scenic Highway) runs one block west of the I-110 viaduct. The state highway ends where the freeway curves west ahead of Memorial Stadium. Photo taken 05/19/14.
Louisiana 67 (Plank Road) angles south from the Istrouma neighborhood to cross paths with Interstate 110 at Exit 2B in one quarter mile. Photo taken 05/19/14.
Interstate 110 begins the sweeping curve onto the original Baton Rouge Expressway at the ramp departure of Exit 2B for Louisiana 67 (22nd Street) south. Louisiana 67 concludes a 31.9 mile route from the East Feliciana Parish town of Clinton at Louisiana 73 (Government Street) in Mid-City Baton Rouge. Photo taken 05/19/14.
The Louisiana State Capitol building comes into view as a trio of on-ramps tie into the southbound freeway from 22nd Street, LA 3164 and 19th Street by Memorial Stadium. I-110 progresses west otherwise one half mile to a trumpet interchange (Exit 1E) with LA 3045 (Capitol Access Road), and 1.5 miles to Interstate 10 (Exits 1I-J). Photo taken 05/19/14.
LA 3045 consists of a 0.48 mile, L-shaped route. The east-west branch lines Capitol Access Road west from Exit 1B to Arsenal Park and the State Capitol complex. The north-south component spurs north along West Highway Drive to Leesville Avenue. Photo taken 05/19/14.
Exit 1G quickly follows as a collector distributor roadway linking LA 3045 with 9th Street. 9th and 10th Streets accompany I-110 as freeway passes east of Downtown Baton Rouge. Photo taken 05/19/14.
A 90 degree curve takes I-110 south by Capitol Lake. The left exit to Laurel Street departs in a half mile. Photo taken 05/19/14.
9th Street separates from the adjacent c/d roadway ahead of Spanish Town Road west to State Capitol Park. Photo taken 05/19/14.
Spanish Town Road spans I-110 on the quarter mile approach to Exit 1H for Laurel Street. Laurel Street leads motorists west through Downtown Baton Rouge to U.S. 61-190 Business (River Road). Photo taken 05/19/14.
Separate viaducts carry motorists on I-110 south from Exit 1H to Exit 1A (Louisiana 73) and Interstate 10. Louisiana 73 (Government Street) is a 26.25-mile highway between Baton Rouge and Geismar (Louisiana 75). Photo taken 05/19/14.
On-ramps from Main and Florida Streets join I-110 south ahead of the left side ramp (Exit 1A) for Louisiana 73 (Government Street) and Interstate 10 (Exits 1I-J). Points of interests for Exit 1A include the U.S.S. Kidd, the Louisiana Naval War Museum and the Casino district of Baton Rouge. Photo taken 05/19/14.
Louisiana 73 ends nine blocks to the west by the River Center sports and concert arena, at the intersection of Government Street and Louisiana 30 (St. Phillip Street). Photo taken 05/19/14.
Interstate 110 advances south with three lanes to the directional T interchange (Exit 1I-J) with Interstate 10. Photo taken 05/19/14.
A trailblazer for LA 1 directs motorists onto I-10 west across the Horace Wilkinson Bridge to Port Allen. LA 1 parallels the Mississippi River south to Plaquemine and north to U.S. 190. Photo taken 05/19/14.
Southbound traffic partitions into two-lane ramps for Interstate 10 west to Lafayette (Exit 1J) and east to New Orleans (Exit 1I). Prior to 2003, a third lane carried commuters from Downtown Baton Rouge to the eastern suburbs and I-12 at what was then an unnumbered interchange. Photo taken 05/19/14.

Sources:

  1. I0110 over LA 408; BADLEY ST; PARK. Uglybridges.com.


Photo Credits:

05/19/14 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 10
U.S. 61
U.S. 190

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