Interstate 10 in Louisiana

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This article is about the section of Interstate 10 in Louisiana. For the entire length of the highway, see Interstate 10.

Interstate 10 marker

Interstate 10
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 274.42 mi[2] (441.64 km)
Existed: 1939 (planned);
1957 (numbered);
1978 (completed)[1] – present
Major junctions
West end: I-10 / US 90 at Texas state line
  I‑49 in Lafayette
I‑12 in Baton Rouge
I‑55 near LaPlace

US 90 / US 90 Bus. in New Orleans
I‑12 / I‑59 near Slidell
East end: I-10 at Mississippi state line
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
LA 9 LA 10
LA 3026 3027 LA 3028

Interstate 10 (I-10), a major transcontinental Interstate Highway in the Southern United States, runs across the southern part of Louisiana for 274.42 miles (441.64 km).[2][3] It passes through Lake Charles, Lafayette and Baton Rouge before dipping south of Lake Pontchartrain to serve the New Orleans Metropolitan area before leaving the state.

In August 2005, the I-10 Twin Span Bridge was severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, rendering it unusable. Initially, the bridge was repaired through a $30.9 million contract with Boh Brothers Construction Company. However, Louisiana has since replaced the bridge with two higher elevation spans in 2009 and 2010.

Route description[edit]

From Texas to Lafayette, I-10 parallels the older U.S. Route 90 corridor. From Lafayette, the highway heads east-northeast toward Baton Rouge via the Atchafalaya Swamp Freeway, an 18.2-mile (nearly 30 km) bridge across the Atchafalaya River and its accompanying swamp. Between the two cities, I-10 parallels U.S. Route 190, which runs from Opelousas to Baton Rouge. This route has signs and is designated as an alternate I-10 by-pass that runs from I-10/I-49 north to U.S. 190(exit 19B at Opelousas) then east across to Baton Rouge and back down to I-10 via I-110 south. Traffic can be diverted both ways along this route should there be the necessity to close I-10 across the Atchafalaya Swamp Freeway and is also used as a hurricane evacuation route.

I-10 running west of New Orleans, spans the Bonnet Carre Spillway at Lake Pontchartrain

In the Capital City, U.S. 190 continues east alongside Interstate 12 to Hammond and Slidell while I-10 turns southeastward and parallels U.S. Route 61 (Airline Highway) to New Orleans. In the Crescent City, I-10 rejoins U.S. 90 (and later U.S. Route 11) as it heads toward Slidell. In Slidell, U.S. 11 continues northeastward toward Hattiesburg, Mississippi while I-10 and U.S. 90 turn eastward toward coastal Mississippi.

Major bridges on I-10 in Louisiana include the Sabine River Bridge (ca. 1952, replaced 2003), the Lake Charles I-10 Bridge (1952), the Atchafalaya Swamp Freeway (1973), the Horace Wilkinson Bridge over the Mississippi River (1968), the Bonnet Carré Spillway Bridge (ca. 1972), the Industrial Canal Bridge (ca. 1960), Frank Davis "Naturally N'Awlins" Memorial Bridge (1965, replaced 2010), and the Pearl River bridge (ca. 1970).

Interstate 10 eastbound passing over Lake Charles/Calcasieu River near Lake Charles

History[edit]

Until around 1960, Interstates 10 and 59 would have split near the present I-510 interchange in eastern New Orleans

By the beginning of planning for the Interstate Highway System in 1939 (then called the Interregional Highway System), the Houston-New Orleans-Mobile corridor was part of the system. Preliminary plans took it along U.S. 90 all the way through Louisiana, serving Lake Charles and Lafayette but not Baton Rouge.[4] By ca. 1943, it had been shifted to the north west of New Orleans, using the Louisiana Highway 12 (LA 12), U.S. 190 and US 61 corridors, and serving Baton Rouge but not Lake Charles or Lafayette.[5] The 1947 plan shifted it to roughly the current alignment, including the long stretch of new corridor across the Atchafalaya Swamp.[6] The corridor was assigned the Interstate 10 designation in mid-1957.[7]

Prior to the gaining of federal funding for the Interstate System in the late 1950s, a toll road - the Acadian Thruway had been proposed between Lafayette and a point near Gramercy on Airline Highway (US 61). This would have provided a shorter route than I-10, bypassing Baton Rouge to the south. The Gramercy Bridge was later built along its planned alignment, with LA 3125 connecting to Gramercy, but no road extends west from the bridge across the Atchafalaya Swamp to Lafayette.

Atchafalaya Swamp Freeway in Iberville Parish

Interstate 12, serving as a bypass of New Orleans around the north side of Lake Pontchartrain, was not added until October 17, 1957. At the time, I-10 and Interstate 59 split in eastern New Orleans, with I-59 following present I-10 and I-10 following the U.S. 90 corridor into Mississippi, and so I-12 only ran to I-59 north of Slidell.[8] By the mid-1960s, the routes had been realigned to their current configuration, with I-12 and I-59 both ending at I-10 near Slidell.[9]

Construction of the Interstate Highway System in Louisiana began in 1957.[10] Early I-10 contracts were done under the route designation LA 3027. Much of the early construction on the I-10 corridor was concentrated on relieving traffic problems in urban centers. Several such projects were already underway and were incorporated into the route of I-10 during construction, such as the Pontchartrain Expressway in New Orleans. In addition, the two major bridges on the route in Calcasieu Parish between the Texas state line and Lake Charles were built for U.S. 90 in the early 1950s and retrofitted for I-10 traffic. Sections of I-10 through rural areas and/or those sections already served adequately by existing highways, such as Airline Highway (US 61) between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, were constructed later in the program. By the spring of 1975, the entire route of I-10 had been opened across Louisiana except for a problem 5.5 mile section between Gonzales and Sorrento that was not completed for another three years.


The various sections of I-10 in Louisiana were opened to traffic as follows, going from west to east:

In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the I-10 Twin Span Bridge, a portion of I-10 between New Orleans and Slidell, spanning the eastern end of Lake Pontchartrain, was severely damaged, causing a break in I-10 at that point. Unlike the Escambia Bay Bridge (east of Pensacola, Florida and damaged by Hurricane Ivan) which is a major artery, I-12 is available to bypass New Orleans. Taking I-12 to the Lake Ponchartrain Causeway allowed entry and exit to and from the Greater New Orleans area from the East. On October 14, 2005 at 3:00 PM, the eastbound span was reopened to two way traffic. On January 6, 2006 at 6:00 AM, both lanes of the westbound span were reopened to traffic using temporary metal trusses and road panels to replace damaged sections.[50] This restored all four lanes of the I-10 Twin Span for normal traffic with a 45 mph (70 km/h) speed limit for the westbound lanes and 60 mph (100 km/h) for the eastbound lanes. Oversized and overweight traffic was prohibited until a new permanent six-lane span replaced the two temporarily repaired spans. The eastbound span opened to traffic on July 9, 2009, and the westbound span opened on April 7, 2010, with the old bridge being permanently closed.[51][52][53][54] The approaches to the westbound lanes were completed with a ribbon cutting ceremony on September 8, 2011 and the opening of all 6 lanes the next morning.[55] The old Twin Span will be demolished in the near future.[56] In 2014, the Louisiana State Legislature officially named the Twin Span as the Frank Davis "Naturally N'Awlins" Memorial Bridge.[57]

Future[edit]

A three-year construction project is currently underway on Interstate 10 between Causeway Boulevard and the 17th Street Canal in Metairie, Louisiana. The $68.9 million project will add new lanes in both directions and improve the exit and entrance ramps at Causeway and Bonnabel Blvd. In 2012, the state completed a widening project between Causeway and Clearview Pkwy and between the I-10/I-610 split and Airline Highway (US 61).[58] In 2014, the additional lanes were extended in Metairie, from Clearview Pkwy west to the I-10 intersection with Veterans Blvd.

A 950-day project is set to begin at the end of 2008 between the I-10 / I-12 split (Exit 159) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to Siegen Lane (Exit 163) in Baton Rouge, LA. This will widen the road by an additional lane in each direction.[59]

There are also calls to remove the I-10 Claiborne Expressway in New Orleans and rename I-610 to I-10.[60] The entire length of the Pontchartrain Expressway would likely be renamed as I-910 or I-49.

Exit list[edit]

Parish Location Mile[3] km Exit Destinations Notes
Calcasieu   0.0 0.0 I-10 / US 90 west – Beaumont Western terminus; TexasLouisiana state line
  0.0–
0.5
0.0–
0.8
Bridge over Sabine River
  0.6 1.0 1 Sabine River Turnaround Eastbound entrance and westbound exit
Toomey 4.0–
4.4
6.4–
7.1
4 US 90 east to LA 109 – Toomey, Starks East end of US 90 concurrency
Vinton 7.4–
7.8
11.9–
12.6
7 LA 3063 – Vinton Southern terminus of LA 3063
8.7–
9.3
14.0–
15.0
8 LA 108 – Vinton Western terminus of LA 108
Sulphur 20.3–
21.0
32.7–
33.8
20 LA 1256 to LA 27 – Sulphur, Cameron
21.4–
21.9
34.4–
35.2
21 LA 27 – DeQuincy
23.4–
23.9
37.7–
38.5
23 LA 108 – Industries, Sulphur
  24.9–
25.7
40.1–
41.4
25 I‑210 east (Lake Charles Loop) Western terminus of I-210 (Exit 1A–B on I-210)
  26.1–
27.1
42.0–
43.6
26 PPG Drive (eastbound)
US 90 west / PPG Drive, Trousdale Road (westbound)
West end of US 90 concurrency
Westlake 27.7–
28.0
44.6–
45.1
27 LA 378 – Westlake Southern terminus of LA 378
WestlakeLake Charles line 28.0–
29.3
45.1–
47.2
Bridge over Calcasieu River
Lake Charles 29.5–
30.2
47.5–
48.6
29 LA 1262 (Lakeshore Drive) – Downtown Area Northern terminus of LA 1262; signed as Exit 30A westbound
30.4–
30.7
48.9–
49.4
30B Ryan Street – Downtown Area Eastbound entrance and westbound exit
31.0–
31.5
49.9–
50.7
31A
US 90 Bus. (Enterprise Boulevard)
Western terminus of US 90 Business
31.7–
32.0
51.0–
51.5
31B US 90 east to LA 14 (eastbound)
Shattuck Street (westbound)
East end of US 90 concurrency
32.4–
32.7
52.1–
52.6
32 Opelousas Street No eastbound entrance
32.7–
33.3
52.6–
53.6
33 US 171 north – DeRidder, Shreveport
To LA 14 – Cameron (westbound only)
  33.8–
34.4
54.4–
55.4
34 I‑210 west (Loop) Eastern terminus of I-210 (Exit 12 on I-210)
  35.8–
36.4
57.6–
58.6
36 LA 397 – Creole, Cameron
Iowa 42.8–
43.1
68.9–
69.4
43 LA 383 – Iowa
Jefferson Davis   44.3–
44.6
71.3–
71.8
44 US 165 – Kinder, Alexandria
Lacassine 47.9–
48.2
77.1–
77.6
48 LA 101 – Lacassine
Welsh 54.3–
54.6
87.4–
87.9
54 LA 99 – Welsh
Roanoke 59.1–
59.5
95.1–
95.8
59 LA 395 – Roanoke
Jennings 63.6–
64.1
102.4–
103.2
64 LA 26 – Elton, Jennings
65.7–
66.1
105.7–
106.4
65 LA 97 – Evangeline, Jennings
Acadia   71.8–
72.2
115.6–
116.2
72 Egan To LA 91/LA 100 via Trumps Road (not signed)
  75.8–
76.2
122.0–
122.6
76 LA 91 – Iota, Estherwood
Crowley 80.4–
81.0
129.4–
130.4
80 LA 13 – Eunice, Crowley
81.8–
82.3
131.6–
132.4
82 LA 1111 – East Crowley
Rayne 87.5–
88.0
140.8–
141.6
87 LA 35 / LA 98 – Church Point, Rayne
Duson 92.2–
92.6
148.4–
149.0
92 LA 95 – Mire, Duson
Lafayette Scott 97.3–
97.7
156.6–
157.2
97 LA 93 – Cankton, Scott
Lafayette 99.7–
100.2
160.5–
161.3
100 LA 3184 (Ambassador Caffery Parkway) Northern terminus of LA 3184
101.6–
102.2
163.5–
164.5
101 LA 182 (North University Avenue)
102.9–
103.5
165.6–
166.6
103A–B US 167 south to US 90 – Morgan City
I‑49 / US 167 north – Opelousas
Current southern terminus of I-49 (Exit 1A–B on I-49); signed as Exit 103A to Morgan City and 103B to Opelousas
104.1–
105.0
167.5–
169.0
104 Louisiana Avenue
St. Martin Breaux Bridge 109.4–
109.9
176.1–
176.9
109 LA 328 – Breaux Bridge
  114.6–
115.2
184.4–
185.4
115 LA 347 – Cecilia, Henderson
Henderson 117.3 188.8 West end of Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge over Atchafalaya Basin
  121.4–
121.7
195.4–
195.9
121 LA 3177 – Butte LaRose Northern terminus of LA 3177
  121.9 196.2 Bridge over Atchafalaya River
Iberville   126.9 204.2 Bridge over Whiskey Bay Pilot Channel
  127.3–
127.6
204.9–
205.4
127 LA 975 – Whiskey Bay Southern terminus of LA 975
Ramah 135.1 217.4 East end of Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge over Atchafalaya Basin
135.2–
135.5
217.6–
218.1
135 LA 3000 – Ramah, Maringouin Southern terminus of LA 3000; to LA 76 (not signed)
Grosse Tete 139.3–
139.9
224.2–
225.1
139 LA 77 – Rosedale, Grosse Tete
West Baton Rouge   151.1–
151.7
243.2–
244.1
151 LA 415 to US 190 – Lobdell Southern terminus of LA 415
Port Allen 153.2–
153.8
246.6–
247.5
153 LA 1 – Port Allen, Plaquemine
West Baton RougeEast Baton Rouge line Port AllenBaton Rouge line 153.4–
155.0
246.9–
249.4
Horace Wilkinson Bridge over Mississippi River
East Baton Rouge Baton Rouge 154.8 249.1 155A LA 30 (Nicholson Drive) / Highland Road – LSU Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
155.1–
155.6
249.6–
250.4
155B I‑110 north – Downtown, Metro Airport Southern terminus of I-110 (Exit 0A–B on I-110)
155.9 250.9 155C Louise Street Eastbound entrance and westbound exit
155.7 250.6 156A Washington Street Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
156.2 251.4 156B Dalrymple Drive – LSU No eastbound entrance
156.9–
157.1
252.5–
252.8
157A Perkins Road Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
257.2–
157.7
413.9–
253.8
157B Acadian Thruway – LSU Acadian Thruway is LA 427 (not signed)
157.9–
158.3
254.1–
254.8
158 College Drive
159.3–
160.0
256.4–
257.5
159 I‑12 east – Hammond Western terminus of I-12 (Exit 1A on I-12)
160.4–
161.0
258.1–
259.1
160 LA 3064 (Essen Lane)
  161.6–
163.3
260.1–
262.8
162A–B LA 1248 (Bluebonnet Boulevard)
Mall of Louisiana Boulevard
Northern terminus of LA 1248; signed as Exit 162A to Bluebonnet and 162B to Mall of Louisiana
  162.9–
163.8
262.2–
263.6
163 LA 3246 (Siegen Lane)
Kleinpeter 166.5–
167.1
268.0–
268.9
166 LA 42 (Highland Road)
LA 427 (Perkins Road)
Ascension Prairieville 172.6–
173.2
277.8–
278.7
173 LA 73 – Prairieville, Geismar Local name Old Jefferson Highway (not signed)
Gonzales 177.2–
177.9
285.2–
286.3
177 LA 30 – Gonzales, St. Gabriel
179.3–
180.0
288.6–
289.7
179 LA 44 – Gonzales, Burnside
Sorrento 182.3–
183.0
293.4–
294.5
182 LA 22 – Sorrento, Donaldsonville
  186.9–
187.5
300.8–
301.8
187 US 61 south – Gramercy (eastbound)
US 61 north – Sorrento (westbound)
Local name Airline Highway (not signed)
St. James   194.5–
195.1
313.0–
314.0
194 LA 641 south – Gramercy, Lutcher Northern terminus of LA 641
St. John the Baptist LaPlace 205.6–
206.3
330.9–
332.0
206 LA 3188 south – LaPlace Northern terminus of LA 3188
209.1–
209.8
336.5–
337.6
209 US 51 to I‑55 north – Hammond, LaPlace To I-59 signed on eastbound exit only
209.2 336.7 West end of bridge over Bonnet Carré Spillway / LaBranche Wetlands
210.1 338.1 210 I‑55 north – Hammond Southern terminus of I-55 (Exit 1 on I-55); eastbound entrance and westbound exit
St. Charles   219.6–
220.8
353.4–
355.3
220 I‑310 south – Boutte, Houma Northern terminus of I-310 (Exit 1, 1A on I-310)
Jefferson Kenner 221.1 355.8 East end of bridge over Bonnet Carré Spillway / LaBranche Wetlands
221.2–
222.0
356.0–
357.3
221 Loyola Drive
223.1–
224.0
359.0–
360.5
223A–B LA 49 (Williams Boulevard) / 32nd Street
N. O. Int'l Airport
Signed as Exit 223A to Williams/32nd and 223B to Airport;
Williams (all movements), 32nd Street (westbound exit), Airport (eastbound entrance and westbound exit)
Metairie 224.5–
224.7
361.3–
361.6
224 Power Boulevard Eastbound entrance and westbound exit
224.9–
225.5
361.9–
362.9
225 Veterans Boulevard
226.5–
227.2
364.5–
365.6
226 Clearview Parkway – Huey Long Bridge Northern terminus of LA 3152 (not signed)
228.1–
229.0
367.1–
368.5
228 Causeway Boulevard – Mandeville
Bonnabel Boulevard (eastbound only)
To Mandeville via Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
229.5–
229.7
369.3–
369.7
229 Bonnabel Boulevard Eastbound entrance and westbound exit (other movements via Exit 228)
JeffersonOrleans line MetairieNew Orleans line 230.3–
231.1
370.6–
371.9
230 I‑610 east – Slidell Western terminus of I-610 (Exit 1B on I-610); no westbound exit
Orleans New Orleans 230.7–
231.1
371.3–
371.9
231B Florida Boulevard, West End Boulevard Eastbound exit via Exit 1A on I-610; Florida Boulevard only accessed from westbound exit
231.3–
232.0
372.2–
373.4
231A City Park Avenue, Metairie Road Eastern terminus of LA 611-9 (not signed)
231.9–
233.3
373.2–
375.5
232 US 61 (Airline Drive, Tulane Avenue)
Carrollton Avenue
233.8–
234.1
376.3–
376.7
234A
US 90 Bus.Westbank
US 90 (Claiborne Avenue) – Superdome
Eastern terminus of US 90 Business; eastbound exit and westbound entrance, Future southern terminus of I-49
234.3 377.1 234B Poydras Street – Superdome Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
234.5–
234.8
377.4–
377.9
234C
US 90 Bus. west – Westbank
US 90 west (Claiborne Avenue)
Eastbound entrance and westbound exit
235.0 378.2 235B Canal StreetSuperdome Eastbound entrance and westbound exit
235.4–
235.9
378.8–
379.6
235A Orleans Avenue – Vieux Carré
235.6 379.2 236A Esplanade Avenue Eastbound exit only
236.0–
236.2
379.8–
380.1
236B LA 39 (North Claiborne Avenue) Northern terminus of LA 39; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
236.4 380.4 236C St. Bernard Avenue Eastbound entrance and westbound exit
236.7–
237.2
380.9–
381.7
237 Elysian Fields Avenue Elysian Fields Avenue is LA 3021 (not signed)
238.0–
238.3
383.0–
383.5
238B I‑610 west – N.O. Int'l Airport, Baton Rouge Eastern terminus of I-610 (no exit number on I-610); eastbound entrance and westbound exit
238.2 383.3 238A Franklin Avenue Eastbound entrance and westbound exit
238.5–
239.2
383.8–
385.0
239A–B Louisa Street (north/south)
Almonaster Boulevard (east/west)
Signed eastbound as Exit 239A (south/east) and 239B (north/west), westbound as Exit 239 (Almonaster not signed)
238.9–
240.2
384.5–
386.6
High Rise Bridge over Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (Industrial Canal)
239.8–
240.0
385.9–
386.2
240A Downman Road Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
240.4–
240.8
386.9–
387.5
240B US 90 (Chef Highway)
241.5–
241.9
388.7–
389.3
241 Morrison Road Eastern terminus of LA 1253 (not signed)
242.6–
243.0
390.4–
391.1
242 Crowder Boulevard
243.6–
244.2
392.0–
393.0
244 Read Boulevard
244.8–
245.3
394.0–
394.8
245 Bullard Avenue
246.3–
247.0
396.4–
397.5
246A–B I‑510 / LA 47 south – Chalmette
LA 47 north – Little Woods
Northern terminus of I-510 (Exit 1A on I-510); signed as Exit 246A to Chalmette and 246B to Little Woods
247.9–
248.5
399.0–
399.9
248 Michoud Boulevard
249.3–
249.8
401.2–
402.0
249 Abandoned interchange (connecting road never constructed)
250.7–
251.3
403.5–
404.4
251 Abandoned interchange (connecting road never constructed); serves gravel road to lake levee used by construction traffic
254.2–
254.9
409.1–
410.2
254 US 11 – North Shore, Irish Bayou
OrleansSt. Tammany line 254.8–
260.4
410.1–
419.1
Frank Davis "Naturally N'Awlins" Memorial Bridge over Lake Pontchartrain
St. Tammany   260.9–
261.7
419.9–
421.2
261 Lakeshore, Oak Harbor
Slidell 263.2–
263.7
423.6–
424.4
263 LA 433 (Old Spanish Trail)
264.8–
265.3
426.2–
427.0
265
US 190 Bus. (Fremaux Avenue)
265.9–
266.4
427.9–
428.7
266 US 190 (Gause Boulevard)
267.1–
268.2
429.9–
431.6
267A–B I‑59 north – Hattiesburg
I‑12 west – Hammond
Eastern terminus of I-12 (Exit 85A,C on I-12); southern terminus of I-59 (Exit 1A–B on I-59);
Signed as Exit 267A to I-59 and 267B to I-12
  269.7–
270.1
434.0–
434.7
Bridge over West Pearl River
  273.1–
273.6
439.5–
440.3
Bridge over Pearl River
  273.6 440.3 I-10 east – Biloxi Continuation in Mississippi
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Auxiliary routes[edit]

Interstate 10 crossing the Mississippi River in Baton Rouge over the Horace Wilkinson Bridge

See also[edit]


References[edit]

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