Interstate 510 & Louisiana 47 north
Interstate 510 begins as Exit 2C departs Louisiana 47 for Almonaster Boulevard. Almonaster Boulevard and Old Gentilly Road travel west through the industrial areas of New Orleans East. Exit 2A serves the residential section of New Orleans East via U.S. 90 (Chef Menteur Highway) west. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Attached to the Almonaster Boulevard over crossing is the one half mile overhead for Exits 2A-B for U.S. 90 (Chef Menteur Highway). A six-ramp parclo constitutes the junction between Interstate 510 & Louisiana 47 with the Chef Menteur Highway. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 510 & Louisiana 47 northbound gains an auxiliary lane between Exits 2C and 2B for the off-ramp to U.S. 90 (Chef Menteur Highway) east. U.S. 90 east travels through Michoud toward the junction with U.S. 11 and Venetian Isles. The freeway elevates over a CSX Railroad line ahead. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Traffic to U.S. 90 (Chef Menteur Highway) eastbound departs Interstate 510 & Louisiana 47 northbound. U.S. 90 meanders eastward from New Orleans to the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge en route to the Chef Menteur Pass and the Rigolets. Bridges along the route suffered damage during Hurricane Katrina but reopened by Winter of 2006. Flood waters from 2012's Hurricane Isaac closed the bridges briefly as well. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Westbound traffic to U.S. 90 (Chef Menteur Highway) leaves the northbound freeway via a loop ramp at Exit 2A. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Northbound at the Exit 2A ramp departure to U.S. 90 (Chef Menteur Highway) west. U.S. 90 travels along the south side of New Orleans East's residential area between I-510 and Exit 240B of Interstate 10. Photo taken 04/20/12.
A segment of Dwyer Road spans Interstate 510 & Louisiana 47 to link the north and south side frontage roads of Paris Road (former LA-47). The original half-mile guide sign for Lake Forest Boulevard (Exit 1B) was replaced with a dynamic message board in 2008. Now a quarter mile assembly is the first sign of Exit 1B (pictured next). Photo taken 06/10/06.
Lake Forest Boulevard begins at Mayo Boulevard at Lake Forest to the west and ends at Michoud Boulevard nearby. Photo taken 04/20/12.
A closer look at a set of Interstate 510 and Louisiana 47 northbound reassurance shields. Photo taken 11/19/08.
A diamond interchange (Exit 1B) joins Interstate 510 & Louisiana 47 with Lake Forest Boulevard. Photo taken 04/20/12.
A Six Flags Theme Park guide sign remained in place for the Lake Forest Boulevard eastbound ramp from I-510 north. Photo taken 04/20/12.
The abandoned Six Flags New Orleans (formerly Jazz Land) amusement park lies just east of Interstate 510 & Louisiana 47. Built in 2000, the facility was bought by Six Flags in 2002 after financial troubles. Hurricane Katrina ravaged the park and forced its closure. While the structural integrity of the six roller coasters and other large scale rides remained fairly intact, water damage to the electrical systems, sewer lines, and other low-lying structures was extreme. Before the hurricane struck, the facility was one of the systems's least attended parks.1 Photo taken 06/10/06.
Interstate 510 & Louisiana 47 travel a short viaduct between Lake Forest Boulevard and the stack interchange with Interstate 10 (Exit 1A). Paris Road remains visible along the freeway frontage through this stretch. The 3.65-mile freeway maintains a 60 mph speed limit throughout. Photo taken 04/20/12.
The right lane gained from the Lake Forest Boulevard on-ramp becomes exit-only for Interstate 10 (Exit 1A). Photo taken 04/20/12.
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The lifeless "Mega Zeph" coaster crests at 110 feet to the east of Interstate 510 and Paris Road. Discussion continues in 2012 involving the development of the former theme park into a new outlet mall. Otherwise the derelict park was used as a set for the filming of the movie Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters during summer 2012. Photos taken 04/20/12.
All traffic to Interstate 10 from Interstate 510 & Louisiana 47 northbound departs in unison at the Exit 1A ramp departure. Traffic turning eastward onto Interstate 10 travels 15 miles northward through the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge and across Lake Pontchartrain to the city of Slidell. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Exit 1A partitions into ramps for Interstate 10 west and east. A flyover ramp shuttles traffic onto Interstate 10 west through New Orleans East to Downtown. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Looking westward at the six-lane freeway of Interstate 10 and New Orleans East from the Exit 1A flyover. Photo taken 06/10/06.
Interstate 510 north ends as Louisiana 47 resumes along Paris Road north to Hayne Boulevard at Little Woods. Photo taken 04/20/12.


 

Sources:

  1. "Fate of Six Flags New Orleans unclear." The Mobile Register, June 4, 2006.


Photo Credits:

06/10/06, 11/19/08, 04/20/12 by AARoads

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Page Updated 09-05-2012.