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Yeah cajun ..then the best route would have been  along Sunshine Point(from Hwy 30)  w New Bridge just North of Plaquemine near Dow ....it could hook around and parallel LA1 North to New Hwy 415 extension w New Intracoastal waterway Bridge

 

Instead of South Plaquemine ...are truckers going to really By pass BR to go so far out of the way? A New Bridge will be nearly useless if there is not a I-10 Connection from Acesnsion to I-10 WBR

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12 hours ago, richyb83 said:

Yeah cajun ..then the best route would have been  along Sunshine Point(from Hwy 30)  w New Bridge just North of Plaquemine near Dow ....it could hook around and parallel LA1 North to New Hwy 415 extension w New Intracoastal waterway Bridge

 

Instead of South Plaquemine ...are truckers going to really By pass BR to go so far out of the way? A New Bridge will be nearly useless if there is not a I-10 Connection from Acesnsion to I-10 WBR

So the interesting findings in the study are that nearly 80% of traffic on the I-10 bridge are local commuters.   That's way more than I expected.   I guess it goes to show you how massive the industrial base in Baton Rouge really is, and how much of it is located along LA1 on the west bank of the river.    Most of those workers live on the east side of the river and commute back and forth on I-10, US 190, or the Sunshine Bridge (which is way too far south IMO).

So if the highway network can be beefed up and geared toward servicing local commuters, it should provide relief on I-10.    In this case, a new bridge around Plaquemine should help in a huge way - removing about 20% of traffic from the I-10 bridge at peak hours.    That's HUGE, even if cross country truck drivers continue to use I-10.   

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