Interstate 10 Eastbound (Lake Charles Vicinity)

Interstate 10 East
After 881.00 miles of Texas, Interstate 10 crosses the Sabine River into the Pelican State of Louisiana. The freeway utilizes a high level four-lane concrete bridge to cross between Orange County, Texas to Calcasieu Parish. Photo taken 10/22/03.
Interstate 10 & U.S. 90 eastbound touch down in Calcasieu Parish from the Sabine River bridge. Pictured is the standard welcome sign for the state of Louisiana. U.S. 90 overlaps with Interstate 10 from Beaumont (Exit 851) in Texas to Toomey (Exit 4). Old U.S. 90 in Calcasieu Parish spurs from Toomey southwest to a dead end at the Sabine River across from Orange, Texas. Photo taken 10/22/03.
Drawing to within one mile of the first Louisiana interchange, Exit 4 with U.S. 90 and Toomey Road. U.S. 90 ends its 44 mile overlap as it departs to the north into the village of Toomey. Photo taken 10/22/03.
One half mile from the Interstate 10 split with U.S. 90 at Toomey (Exit 4). A frontage road parallels the eastbound direction between old U.S. 90 and Toomey Road. U.S. 90 intersections the southern terminus of Louisiana 109 and eastern terminus of Louisiana 3112 just north of the Exit 4 diamond interchange. Photo taken 10/22/03.
U.S. 90 leaves Interstate 10 eastbound at Exit 4. The U.S. highway parallels the freeway from west Louisiana through to Lafayette. Louisiana 109 stems northward from U.S. 90 12 miles to Starks near Louisiana 12. Louisiana 3112 spurs westward along old U.S. 90 1.57 miles to Steward Road. Photo taken 10/22/03.
Mileage sign posted after the Toomey interchange of Interstate 10. Displayed is Sulphur - 15 and Lake Charles - 27. Photo taken 10/22/03.
A pair of interchanges serve the U.S. 90 community of Vinton (pop. 3,338) from Interstate 10. Exit 7 represents the western interchange for the town at the eastern terminus of Louisiana 3063 (West Street). Louisiana 3063 loops 4.34 miles between Interstate 10 and Louisiana 109. Photo taken 10/22/03.
Interstate 10 eastbound at Louisiana 3063 (West Street). The diamond interchange resides 0.8 miles south of U.S. 90 in Vinton. Photo taken 10/22/03.
The next Vinton interchange is that of the western terminus of Louisiana 108 (Gum Cove Road) at Exit 8. Photo taken 10/22/03.
A twelve mile stretch of exit less freeway exists between Louisiana 108 (Exit 8) and the city of Sulphur (Exit 20). Louisiana 108 itself travels 25.04 miles on a southward loop between Vinton and Sulphur as well. The state highway intersects Interstate 10 again at Exit 23 before concluding at U.S. 90 to the north. Photo taken 10/22/03.
Gum Cove Road travels over Interstate 10 at the Exit 8 parclo interchange. Gum Cove Road links Louisiana 108 and the freeway with Center Street in Vinton two blocks to the north. Photo taken 10/22/03.
Construction slows traffic on the stretch between Exit 8 and the city of Sulphur (pop. 20,512). The first of three exits on Interstate 10 to serve the industrial city is that of Exit 20 with Louisiana 27 Business (Ruth Street). Photo taken 10/22/03.
One-mile guide sign of Exit 20 for Louisiana 27 Business. The business loop travels 3.73 miles along Ruth and Huntington Streets between U.S. 90 (Napoleon Street) and Louisiana 27 & 108 through downtown Sulphur. Photo taken 10/22/03.
Interstate 10 eastbound at the Exit 20 off-ramp to Louisiana 27 Business (Ruth Street). Louisiana 27 sees a four-mile overlap with Louisiana 108 through the community of Carlyss (pop. 4,049) south of the city. From there Louisiana 27 travels 30 miles southward alongside Calcasieu Lake to Holly Beach on the Gulf of Mexico. The state highway merges with Louisiana 82 between Holly Beach, Cameron (pop. 1,965), and Creole. Photo taken 10/22/03.
Louisiana 27 now travels along former Louisiana 3177 (Beglis Parkway) northward from Louisiana 108. The new alignment consists of a multi-lane divided highway between Louisiana 27 Business (Ruth Street) and Exit 21. Photo taken 10/22/03.
An expansion project results in a six-laning of Interstate 10 through the city of Sulphur. Louisiana 27 sees a diamond interchange at Beglis Parkway midway through the city limits. The state highway ends 50 miles to the north at the city of De Ridder (pop. 9,808) at U.S. 190. Otherwise Louisiana 27 consists of 132.46 miles including a loop along the Gulf of Mexico to Creole and Holmwood (Louisiana 14). Photo taken 10/22/03.
Attached to the Beglis Parkway overcrossing is the 1.75-mile overhead for Exit 23 (Louisiana 108). The state highway travels S. Cities Service Highway between U.S. 90 (Napolean Street) and Louisiana 27 (Beglis Parkway). Photo taken 10/22/03.
One west of the Louisiana 108 full cloverleaf interchange of Exit 23. The state highway serves the Industrial aspect of Sulphur. Numerous refineries can be seen along the Interstate 10 frontage between Sulphur and Lake Charles. The oder from these facilities permeates the air here. Photo taken 10/22/03.
Interstate 10 nears the Louisiana 108 (S. Cities Service Highway) cloverleaf interchange (Exit 23). The junction sees a collector distributor roadway system to handle the movements between the on and off-ramps. Photo taken 10/22/03.
The Exit 23 collector distributor roadway departs Interstate 10 eastbound. Louisiana 108 concludes its 25.04 mile journey 1.5 miles to the north at U.S. 90 (Napoleon Street). Photo taken 10/22/03.
An older guide sign remains for the southbound off-ramp to Louisiana 108 on the Exit 23 c/d roadway. Photo taken 10/22/03.
The first guide sign of the Interstate 210 Lake Charles Loop on Interstate 10 eastbound is posted at the Louisiana 108 overcrossing. The 12.40-mile Interstate departs Interstate 10 in 1.75 miles. Photo taken 10/22/03.
Diagrammatic overhead for the Interstate 10 & 210 partition at Exit 25 on eastbound. Interstate 210 crosses a high level bridge to the south over Prien Lake to south Lake Charles. The freeway serves industrial interests such as the Port of Lake Charles on the trek through the city. Photo taken 10/22/03.
Interstate 10 sheds an eastbound lane for Interstate 210 at Exit 25. Interstate 210 provides the best route to Louisiana 14 and 27 for the coastal communities along the Gulf of Mexico. Photo taken 10/22/03.
Interstate 210 begins via the Exit 25 directional interchange. The freeway elevates over an adjacent railroad line and Pete Manena Road in between Interstate 10 and Prien Lake. Interstate 10 meanwhile merges again with U.S. 90 at the next interchange. From there the paired highways travel over Lake Charles itself via a high level bridge and into the central business district of the city. Photo taken 10/22/03.
Just east of the Interstate 210 merge with Interstate 10 at Exit 34 is the Goodman Road overcrossing. Ahead is the final Lake Charles area exit, that of Exit 36 with Louisiana 397. Photo taken 10/22/03.
Interstate 10 reduces to four overall lanes on the approach to the five-ramp parclo interchange at Exit 36. The upcoming junction is the northern terminus of the 16.91-mile Louisiana 397. Pujoi Road continues north from the interchange two miles to Louisiana 3059. Photo taken 10/22/03.
Louisiana 397 southbound departs the Exit 36 interchange for Louisiana 14 and the terminus at Louisiana 27. Louisiana 27 continues from Louisiana 397 southward to the Gulf of Mexico. There the highway shares a 24-mile overlap with Louisiana 82 between Creole, Cameron, and Holly Beach. Photo taken 10/22/03.
The 25.80-mile Louisiana 383 junctions with Interstate 10 at the community of Iowa (pop. 2,663). The state highway begins at U.S. 90 in Iowa and ends at U.S. 190 in Kinder (pop. 2,148). Photo taken 10/22/03.
The second Iowa area interchange is that of Exit 44 with U.S. 165. The U.S. highway begins 1.5 miles to the south at U.S. 90. Northward the highway travels 18 miles to U.S. 190 at the town of Kinder. Photo taken 10/22/03.
U.S. 165 is the main highway between Lake Charles and the central Louisiana city of Alexandria (pop. 46,342). The north-south highway reaches Oakdale (pop. 8,137) in 42 miles and Alexandria in 78 miles. Photo taken 10/22/03.
A folded-cloverleaf interchange facilitates the movements between U.S. 165 and Interstate 10 at Exit 44. U.S. 165 continues from Alexandria and Pineville (pop. 13,829) northward to Monroe (pop. 53,107) and ultimately to North Little Rock, Arkansas (pop. 60,433). Photo taken 10/22/03.
A frontage road system accompanies Interstate 10 throughout most of Jefferson Davis Parish. In the eastbound scene here Interstate 10 sees the one-mile guide sign of Louisiana 101 (Exit 48) at the village of Lacassine. Photo taken 10/22/03.
Interstate 10 eastbound at the Exit 48 diamond interchange (Louisiana 101). 17.30 miles totals the entire routing of Louisiana 101 between Louisiana 14 at Haynes and Louisiana 383 to the north. Photo taken 10/22/03.
Louisiana 99 intersects Interstate 10 at the Exit 54 interchange north of Welsh (pop. 3,380). The state highway follows Adams Street southward from the freeway to U.S. 90 (Russell Avenue). From there U.S. 90 and Louisiana 99 share 0.3 miles of Russell Avenue eastward to Simmons Street. Photo taken 10/22/03.
The town of Welsh is the only settlement of consequence along the 32.60 mile pathway of Louisiana 99. The state highway begins at Louisiana 14 12 miles south of Welsh. Photo taken 10/22/03.
Louisiana 99 merges with Louisiana 102 six miles north of Interstate 10. The two highways see a four-mile overlap between there and the community of Pine Island. Louisiana 99 draws to a northern conclusion 19 miles north of the Exit 54 diamond interchange at junction U.S. 190. Photo taken 10/22/03.
Louisiana 395 junctions with Interstate 10 at the community of Roanoke. The state highway compiles 19.62 miles between the termini of U.S. 90 and U.S. 190. Like Louisiana 99 to the west, Louisiana 395 also sees a short overlap with Louisiana 102 (Pine Island Highway) to the north of Interstate 10. Photo taken 10/22/03.
The largest community between Lake Charles and Lafayette is the city of Jennings (pop. 10,986). Adjacent to the Jennings Airport is the first interchange for the city (Exit 64). Louisiana 26 (Elton Road) intersects with Interstate 10 at a diamond interchange one mile north of U.S. 90 (Shankland Avenue). Photo taken 10/22/03.
Drawing to within one-half mile of the Exit 64 off-ramp to Louisiana 26 (Elton Road). To the right is the eastbound side frontage road of Holiday Drive. Louisiana 27 links the city of Jennings with the town of Elton (pop. 1,261) 19 miles to the north. Photo taken 10/22/03.
Traffic to Louisiana 26 (Elton Street) leaves Interstate 10 east at Exit 64. Louisiana 26 totals 76.16 miles between Deridder (U.S. 171) and Lake Arthur (pop. 3,007) and Louisiana 14. The north-south highway also provides the main route between Jennings and the Allen Parish seat of Oberlin (pop. 1,853). Photo taken 10/22/03.
The final exit within Jefferson Davis Parish is that of the Exit 65 five-ramp parclo with Louisiana 97 (Evangeline Road). Pictured here is the one-mile guide sign for Exit 65. Photo taken 10/22/03.
Louisiana 97 begins in Jennings and travels 21.81 miles northward to U.S. 190 near the town of Basile (pop. 1,660). The state highway follows the Evangeline Highway northeast four miles to Louisiana 100 and the village of Evangeline. Photo taken 10/22/03.

Page Updated March 6, 2004.

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