Interstate 610 West

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Interstate 610 West
Interstate 610 branches westward from I-10 at the a wye interchange (Exit 239B). The elevated roadway spans Franklin Avenue and ramps from the surface street to both I-610 west and I-10 east. A diamond interchange (Exit 3) follows with Elysian Fields Avenue (LA 3021). Photo taken 11/19/08.
Westbound at the Exit 3 off-ramp to Elysian Fields Avenue (Louisiana 3021). Elysian Fields Avenue constitutes a divided surface boulevard from Pontchartrain Beach to the north and Vieux Carre at Esplanade Avenue and Peters Street to the south. The avenue carries the Louisiana 3021 designation from U.S. 90 (Gentilly Boulevard) southward to Louisiana 39 (Claiborne Avenue). Photo taken 04/20/12.
The freeway next meets the westbound direction of U.S. 90 (New Orleans Street) at Exit 2B. U.S. 90 splits into a one-way street couplet between Gentilly Boulevard and North Broad Avenue. The couplet entails New Orleans Street south and Allen Street north through the Gentilly neighborhood of the city. Exit 2B comprises a loop ramp onto New Orleans Street south, two blocks north of its merge onto North Broad Avenue. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Exit 2B departs Interstate 610 westbound for U.S. 90 (New Orleans Street) west. U.S. 90 follows North Broad Avenue southwest from Gentilly to U.S. 61 (Tulane Avenue) near Mid City. From there U.S. 90 turns southeast toward Downtown and Clairborne Avenue. St. Bernard Avenue intersects U.S. 90 nearby. Photo taken 04/20/12.
A split-diamond interchange serves Paris Avenue, Gentilly Boulevard, and St. Bernard Avenue from Interstate 610 at Exit 2C (west) and Exit 2A (east). Paris Avenue travels north from St. Bernard Avenue to the Lake Pontchartrain shoreline. Gentilly Boulevard travels east-west between the Fair Grounds Race Track and Dillard University. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 610 travels a six-lane viaduct from Interstate 10 west to St. Bernard Avenue before touching down ahead of Bayou St. John. Photo taken 04/20/12.
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Interstate 610 westbound enters City Park at the Wisner Boulevard overpass after Bayou St. John. The highway resembles a parkway rather than an urban freeway between St. Bernard Avenue and Canal Boulevard (Exit 1A). Photos taken 04/20/12.
Next in line for westbound travelers is the Exit 1A split diamond interchange with Canal Boulevard. Canal Boulevard ventures north-south through west New Orleans, serving the Lakeview and Mid City neighborhoods from Interstate 610. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Lowering from the Golf Drive under crossing through City Park, Interstate 610 next passes over Marconi Drive and Orleans Outfall Canal. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 610 westbound enters the Lakeview section of the city west of City Park. Canal Boulevard ends at City Park Avenue to the south near its intersection with Canal Street. Five blocks northward, Canal Boulevard meets Harrison Avenue west of its entrance into City Park. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 610 westbound prepares to merge with Interstate 10 west beyond the Canal Boulevard off-ramp. A three quarter cloverleaf interchange however joins the freeway with Pontchartrain and West End Boulevards at Exit 1A. There is no northbound access to West End Boulevard north, only Pontchartrain Boulevard south to Interstate 10. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 610 west merges with Interstate 10 west beyond their respective ramps with Pontchartrain Boulevard. Pontchartrain Boulevard travels south from the Lakeview neighborhood directly onto Interstate 10 east. Frontage roads of the Pontchartrain Expressway southeast from there bear the Pontchartrain Boulevard name. Photo taken 04/20/12.
Interstate 610 westbound at the Pontchartrain Boulevard overpasses. The merge with Interstate 10 west occurs ahead of the Bonnabel Boulevard interchange in Metairie. Constructed in 1999, the overpass in the background carries three lanes of travel onto Interstate 610 east from Interstate 10 east. The Exit 1B loop ramp otherwise carries motorists onto Pontchartrain Boulevard southbound ahead of its transition ramp onto the Pontchartrain Expressway (Interstate 10) south. Photo taken 04/20/12.

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

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Page Updated 09-08-2012.