Interstate 510 / Highway 47 South

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Louisiana Highway 47 South
Hayne Boulevard becomes unsigned LA 47 east from Downman Road. Downman Road connects the arterial with New Orleans Lakefront Airport (NEW) to the north and I-10 west to the south. Photo taken 06/09/10.
Junction Interstate 10 shield assembly posted along LA 47 (Paris Road) southbound ahead of the I-10 Service Road. A tourist information center was located nearby. It closed due to Hurricane Katrina. Photo taken 04/20/12.
The service road for I-10 stems west from Paris Road to Morrison Road as LA 47 transitions onto Interstate 510. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 510 Louisiana Highway 47 South
Entering the systems interchange with Interstate 10, LA 47 (Paris Road) first meets the unnumbered westbound ramp to Downtown New Orleans. Photo taken 04/20/12.
I-510/LA 47 south at the loop ramp (Exit 1A) for Interstate 10 east. I-10 travels twenty miles to the exchange with I-20 west and I-59 north at Slidell, and 27 miles to the Mississippi state line. Photo taken 04/20/12.
The former Six Flags New Orleans amusement park lies southeast of the I-10/510 exchange at New Orleans East. The park, opened in 2000 as Jazz Land, closed for good as flood waters inundated the facility for weeks during September 2005 due to Hurricane Katrina. Costs to repair damage and reopen the park were determined to be prohibitively high and the facility has remained abandoned. Some discussion in 2012 involved the redevelopment of the 100-acre park into an outlet mall. Photo taken 04/20/12.
An auxiliary guide sign touts the connections to the closed Six Flags theme park,via Lake Forest Boulevard east, and the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility via Old Gentilly Road east from Exit 2C. Photo taken 04/20/12.
The right lane defaults onto the forthcoming Lake Forest Boulevard off-ramp at Exit 1B. Lake Forest Boulevard travels east-west between the Lake Forest and New Orleans East communities. Photo taken 04/20/12.
The first southbound shield for Interstate 510 lies along the low viaduct leading into the Lake Forest Boulevard diamond interchange. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Exit 1B departs Interstate 510 & Louisiana 47 south for Lake Forest Boulevard. Lake Forest Boulevard ends at Michoud Boulevard to the east and intersects Bullard Avenue beyond the Eastover community to the west. Photo taken 04/20/12.
A frontage road system accompanies Interstate 510 & Louisiana 47 southward from Interstate 10 to U.S. 90 (Chef Menteur Highway). The companion roads are signed as Paris Road and represent portions of the original Louisiana 47 alignment. Pictured here is the 0.50-mile overhead for Exit 2A Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 510 and Louisiana Highway 47 reassurance markers posted at the Dwyer Road overpass. Photo taken 11/18/08.
Exit 2A departs for U.S. 90 (Chef Menteur Highway). Chef Menteur Highway comprises a four lane surface arterial through New Orleans East. U.S. 90 follows the highway west from the Rigolets to the Gentilly neighborhood of central New Orleans. Photo taken 04/20/12.
A six-ramp parclo interchange (Exit 2A) joins Interstate 510 & Louisiana 47 with U.S. 90 (Chef Menteur Highway). U.S. 90 travels west 4.3 miles to meet Interstate 10 (Exit 249B) ahead of its lift bridge across the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal. Eastward the US route continues 6.3 miles to meet U.S. 11 at Powers Junction. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 510 & Louisiana 47 continue south a short distance to Exit 2C for Almonaster Boulevard and Old Gentilly Road. The Exit 2C diamond interchange lies just north of the Louisiana 47 Intracoastal Waterway Bridge. Paris Road occupies the western frontage between U.S. 90 (Chef Menteur Highway) and Almonaster Boulevard. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Exit 2C serves the NASA Michoud facility located to the east along Old Gentilly Road, beyond the Almonaster Boulevard end. Old Gentilly Road continues to Folger's New Orleans plant, which is their largest coffee production facility in the United States. The roadway represents the original alignment of U.S. 90. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 510 concludes at the Exit 2C ramp departure to Almonaster Boulevard. Almonaster Boulevard travels west to the New orleans Business & Industrial District and Jourdan Road. Eastward the road ends at U.S. 90. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Louisiana Highway 47 South
LA 47 continues south from Almonaster Avenue onto the Intracoastal Water Bridge. The high arch bridge spans the waterway at height of 135 feet. Photo taken 11/18/08.
Southbound LA 47 reassurance marker posted on the ascent across the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge. The span travels 6,620 feet between Almonaster Avenue and Bayou Bienvenue to the south.1 Photo taken 04/20/12.
Great views of the New Orleans skyline and the Crescent City Connection bridges are provided to passengers along the Intracoastal Waterway bridge of LA 47. Photo taken 11/18/08.
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Traveling on the crest of the 19671 built Intracoastal Waterway Bridge along LA 47 south. Photos taken 04/20/12.
Lowering toward the St. Bernard Parish line as the marshlands surrounding Bayou Bienvenue make up the landscape alongside LA 47. LA 47 (Paris Road) continues four miles to LA 39 (Judge Perez Drive) at the St. Bernard Parish seat of Chalmette. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Spanning Bayou Bienvenue across a 1973-built bridge, LA 47 formally enters St. Bernard Parish. Photo taken 12/10/07.
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A large swath of open wetlands affords an unobstructed view of the New Orleans skyline from Paris Road ahead of Chalmette. Photos taken 11/18/08.
Flashers operate at the intersection of LA 47 (Paris Road) and Marina Road. Photo taken 12/20/07.
Solidelle Street and Paris Road come together at the second southbound traffic light in Chalmette. The street travels just four blocks to the east, but the entrance to Park Plaza Shopping Center ties in from the west. Photo taken 12/20/07.
Approaching LA 39 (Judge Perez Drive) in Chalmette. LA39 provides one of two routes southeast from New Orleans to St. Bernard Parish, with LA 46 being the other. The state highway constitutes a four-lane divided roadway southeast to Mereux and the switch with LA 46 near Poydras. Photo taken 12/20/07.
LA 47 (Paris Road) continues south to LA 46 (St. Bernard Highway) and the Chalmette Ferry Dock. LA 39 west continues to the 9th Ward in New Orleans and ultimately Interstate 10. Photo taken 12/20/07.

Photo Credits:

  • 12/10/07 by AARoads.
  • 12/20/07 by AARoads.
  • 11/18/08 by AARoads.
  • 06/09/10 by AARoads and Lou Corsaro.
  • 04/20/12 by AARoads.

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Page Updated 09-05-2012.