Interstate 10 Westbound (Baton Rouge Vicinity)

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Continuing northwestward on Interstate 10 at the Louisiana 927 (Bluff Road) overcrossing near Bullion. Displayed here is the two-mile overhead for Exit 166 with Louisiana 42 (Highland Road) & 427 (Perkins Road). Bluff Road itself ends at Perkins Road just east of the overcrossing. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Entering East Baton Rouge Parish on Interstate 10 westbound one mile southeast of the Exit 166 diamond interchange with Louisiana 42 (Highland Road). Louisiana 427 (Perkins Road) intersects Louisiana 42 just east of the junction. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Westbound at the Exit 166 off-ramp to Louisiana 42 (Highland Road). Louisiana 42 migrates westward from Louisiana 22 47.77 miles to Louisiana 30 (Nicholson Drive) near the Louisiana State University Campus in Baton Rouge. The state highway follows Highland and Burbank Roads through southern Baton Rouge. Louisiana 427 travels Perkins Road northwestward from Louisiana 73 (Jefferson Highway) 14.60 miles to Government Street (Louisiana 73) in the city of Baton Rouge. The state highway will again interact with Interstate 10 at Exit 157A. Photo taken 10/18/03.
The one-mile guide sign for Exit 163 (Siegen Lane) on Interstate 10 westbound. Siegen Lane links Louisiana 42 (Burbank & Highland Roads) with Perkins Road (Louisiana 427), Interstate 10, and U.S. 61 (Airline Highway). The surface boulevard carries Louisiana 3246 for 3.85 miles. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Interstate 10 westbound at the Louisiana 3246 (Siegen Lane) diamond interchange. Situated nearby to Exit 163 is the Mall of Louisiana. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Nearing the Inniswold (pop. 4,944) community of Baton Rouge and Bluebonnet Road (Louisiana 1248) on Interstate 10 westbound. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Westbound at the Bluebonnet Road (Louisiana 1248) off-ramp at Exit 162. Louisiana 1248 begins here and travels 3.31 miles southward to Louisiana 42 (Burbank Road) via Bluebonnet Road. Northward Bluebonnet Lane continues 1.25 miles to Louisiana 73 (Jefferson Highway) and Inniswold. Photo taken 10/18/03.
One half mile southeast of Exit 160 with Essen Lane (Louisiana 3064). Louisiana 3064 is a short 1.86-mile state highway between Louisiana 427 (Perkins Road) and Louisiana 73 (Jefferson Highway). Photo taken 10/18/03.
The Essen Lane diamond interchange resides just south of the Interstate 12 western terminus. Louisiana 3064 sees a half-diamond interchange with Interstate 12 0.75 miles north of Exit 160. Southward Essen Lane becomes Staring Lane en route to Highland Road and Louisiana 42 (Burbank Road). Photo taken 10/18/03.
Interstate 12 is a 85.59-mile freeway between the cities of Baton Rouge and Slidell along the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain. Photo taken 10/18/03.
A full directional interchange provides access to Interstates 10 and 12 in all directions. Pictured here is the Exit 159 ramp departure for the eastbound beginning of Interstate 12 from Interstate 10 west. Interstate 12 junctions with Interstate 55 38 miles to the east at the city of Hammond (pop. 17,639). Photo taken 10/18/03.
Interstate 10 westbound carries two lanes over the Interstate 12 eastbound beginning. Situated here is the 1.25-mile overhead for Exit 158 (College Drive). Photo taken 10/18/03.
Interstate 10 sees five westbound lanes after the merge of Interstate 12 with succeeding lane drops for Exit 158 (College Drive) and Exit 157B (Acadian Thruway). Photo taken 10/18/03.
Westbound Interstate 10 at Exit 158 (College Drive). College Drive is an important arterial in conjunction with Foster Street between U.S. 61 & 190 Business (Florida Boulevard) and Louisiana State University in south Baton Rouge. The surface boulevard is also home to Baton Rouge Community College. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Approaching the Acadian Thruway interchange on Interstate 10 westbound (Exit 157B). 2002 installed sound barriers include artwork with a pelican motif. Louisiana is nicknamed "The Pelican State", and the sea going bird is featured on the state seal among other government objects. The Pelican was also featured on the buttons of jackets Louisiana Confederate soldiers wore during the Civil War. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Westbound at the Acadian Thruway off-ramp (Exit 157B). The Acadian Thruway serves the mid-town section of Baton Rouge with a southward connection to Stanford Avenue and the Louisiana State University Campus. Northward the surface highway continues to Prescott Road near Louisiana 67 (Plank Road) in north Baton Rouge. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Interstate 10 crosses University Lakes 1.50 miles southeast of the Exit 155B junction with Interstate 110 north. The upcoming interchange is home to the worst bottleneck on Interstate 10 within the state of Louisiana. Interstate 10 reduces from six to four lanes at the junction. Photo taken 10/18/03.
0.25-mile guide sign for the Dairymple Drive exit on Interstate 10 westbound. Exit 156B sees Dairymple Drive junction with Interstate 10 along side the City Park and University Lakes area. The north-south surface highway provides another route to the Louisiana State University Campus by way of Nicholson Drive (Louisiana 30). Northward the street becomes Park Boulevard east of downtown. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Situated on westbound between the Dairymple Drive (Exit 156B) and Interstate 110 northbound beginning (Exit 155B) is the Louisa Street off-ramp of Exit 155C. A half-diamond interchange exists with the residential thoroughfare in one quarter mile. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Interstate 10 elevates on a viaduct for the approach to the elevated directional interchange with Interstate 110 and the approach to the Mississippi River Bridge. Exit 155C departs for Lousia Street here. Attached to the sign bridge on the left is a U.S. 61 Business trailblazer for the upcoming Exit 155B beginning of Interstate 110 north. U.S. 61 & 190 travel Florida Boulevard eastward from 3rd Street and downtown. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Interstate 10 westbound expands to four lanes in anticipation of the Interstate 110 (Exit 155B) partition. The 8.89-mile freeway is heavily traveled between Interstate 10 and the Airline Highway symmetrical stack interchange (Exit 5). Therefore three lanes are allocated for the northbound beginning of the freeway. Photo taken 10/18/03.
The split of Interstate 10 west from the northbound beginning of Interstate 10 (Exit 155B). Interstate 10 is relegated to only four lanes overall on the sharp curve between the northerly trajectory and the western approach to the high level Mississippi River Bridge. Thus the truck speed limit drops to 35 MPH on the narrow curve to the west. Meanwhile to the right Interstate 110 begins and travels two miles northward through the Baton Rouge central business district. The six-lane freeway sees its first off-ramp (Exit 1A) with Louisiana 73 (Government Street) depart a short distance out from the Interstate 10 parting. Traffic utilizing the Interstate 110 northbound beginning from Interstate 10 east cannot access the Government Street (Exit 1A) off-ramp. Photo taken 08/12/02.
A look at the Interstate 10 westbound curve. The elevated highways traverse the city street grid above Myrtle Avenue and 10th Street below. A third westbound lane is added with the addition of Interstate 110 southbound motorists to Interstate 10 west of Exit 155B. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Ascending on the 1968 opened Horace Wilkinson Bridge over the Mississippi River. Posted here is the one-mile sign bridge for the Exit 153 stack interchange with Louisiana 1 (Alexander Avenue). The city of Lafayette is another 50 miles west on Interstate 10. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Cresting high above the Mississippi River on the Horace Wilkinson Bridge westbound. The cantilever span is one of two river crossings between the city of Baton Rouge and Port Allen to the west. U.S. 190 (Airline Highway) crosses the river five miles to the north via the combination Mississippi River Bridge. The U.S. 190 span opened 28 years earlier before the Interstate 10 crossing on April 10, 1940. Photos taken 10/18/03.
The Exit 153 off-ramp claims one of the three westbound lanes of Interstate 10. The interchange with Louisiana 1 (Alexander Avenue) sees an intricate network of ramps below the cantilever bridge descent. Louisiana 1 is the longest state highway within the state at 436.20 miles. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Descending towards Acadian Country on Interstate 10 westbound. The first of two West Baton Rouge Parish exits departs the Mississippi Bridge here for Louisiana 1 (Alexander Avenue). The state highway travels five miles southward from U.S. 190 (Acadiana Trail) through the town of Port Allen (pop. 5,278). From Interstate 10 the state highway straddles the Mississippi River 13 miles southward to Plaquemine (pop. 7,064). The north-south roadway also serves the towns of Brusly (pop. 2,020) and Addis (pop. 2,238) on the way. Photo taken 10/18/03.
Approaching Exit 151 for Louisiana 415 (Lobdell Highway) on Interstate 10 westbound. The state highway is the last Interstate 10 will encounter for the next 13 miles, as the freeway begins its trek across the Acadian swamps. U.S. 190 (Acadiana Trail) is as close as it ever gets to Interstate 10 at this point, situated only four miles to the north. Louisiana 415 begins at 0.24 miles to the south of Interstate 10. Photo taken 10/18/03.
The final Baton Rouge metropolitan area interchange of Interstate 10 westbound is Exit 151. Pictured here is the ramp departure to Louisiana 415 (Lobdell Highway). Suburban type development follows the Lobdell Highway northward toward U.S. 190. Louisiana 415 overall consists of 25.59 miles between Port Allen and Louisiana 413 at Ventress. Photo taken 10/18/03.

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