Interstate 210 (Louisiana)
|Lake Charles Loop|
|Maintained by Louisiana DOTD|
|Length:||12.40 mi (19.96 km)|
|Existed:||1962 – present|
|West end:||I‑10 east of Sulphur|
|US 90 in Lake Charles|
|East end:||I‑10 northeast of Lake Charles|
Interstate 210 (I-210) in Louisiana, also known as the Lake Charles Loop, is a 12.40 miles (19.96 km) bypass route in Lake Charles, in the southwestern part of the state. As a bypass of I-10, both of the ends of I-210 meet with I-10.
The western terminus connects with I-10 east of Sulphur, heading southeast as it bypasses central Lake Charles around the southside. A mile east of the western terminus, I-210 rises over the Israel LaFleur Bridge, one of the highest bridges in the Interstate Highway System, to pass over the Calcasieu Ship Channel. At the southeastern end of the bridge, the highway meets with exit 3, Prien Lake Road, eastbound. I-210 heads east through southern Lake Charles, turning 90 degrees at exit 8, LA 14/Gerstner Memorial Drive. The highway then heads north towards its eastern terminus with I-10 just east of Lake Charles.
Interstate 210 opened to traffic in 1977.
The entire highway is in Calcasieu Parish.
|1B|| I‑10 west – Beaumont
I‑10 east – Lake Charles
|Western terminus; eastbound entrance and westbound exit;
Signed as Exit 1B to I-10 east (no exit number for I-10 west)
|0.5||0.8||1A||East Sulphur, Industries||Eastbound entrance and westbound exit; to Pete Manena Road (not signed)|
|Israel LaFleur Bridge over Calcasieu Ship Channel / Indian Bay|
|3.2||5.1||3||Prien Lake Road||Eastbound exit only|
|4||LA 1138-2 (Nelson Road)|
|6A||LA 385 (Ryan Street)|
|6B||Enterprise Boulevard, Louisiana Avenue|
|8||LA 14 – Cameron||To Gerstner Memorial Drive (not signed)|
|10A||Legion Street||Legion Street is LA 1138-3 (not signed)|
|11.0||17.7||10B||Broad Street||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; Broad Street westbound is US 90 Business (not signed)|
|11.9||19.2||11||US 90||Eastbound entrance and westbound exit; to Fruge Street (not signed)|
|12|| I‑10 west
I‑10 east – Lafayette
|Eastern terminus; eastbound exit and westbound entrance;
Signed as Exit 12 to I-10 west (no exit number for I-10 east)
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Staff (October 31, 2002). "Table 1: Main Routes of the Dwight D. Eisenhower National System Of Interstate and Defense Highways as of October 31, 2002". Route Log and Finder List. Federal Highway Administration. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
- Google Inc. "Overview Map of I-210". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=I+220+(Western+Terminus)&daddr=30.1969407,-93.2129607+to:I-220+(Eastern+Terminus)&hl=en&ll=30.219025,-93.227577&spn=0.163464,0.338173&sll=30.212498,-93.201828&sspn=0.081737,0.169086&geocode=Fb8zzQEddj1w-g%3BFczEzAEd4K5x-inZ7tMkiYY7hjEZUH2hzo-ePg%3BFa2BzQEddIxy-g&mra=dpe&mrsp=1&sz=13&via=1&t=m&z=12. Retrieved July 12, 2013.
- "National Highway System: Lake Charles, LA" (PDF). United States Department of Transportation. October 1, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2013.