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Louisiana widening Interstate 10 in southwestern region

3 years 1 week 5 days ago Wednesday, November 18 2020 Nov 18, 2020 November 18, 2020 5:37 AM November 18, 2020 in News
Source: Associated Press
Gov. John Bel Edwards in Vinton on Tuesday, Nov. 17 for the groundbreaking ceremony in celebration of the beginning of construction work that aims to widen more than ten miles of I-10 in Calcasieu Parish to six lanes in addition to replacing and widening ten bridges.

VINTON, La. (AP) — Louisiana is starting work to widen Interstate 10 in the southwestern part of the state, a $152 million project expected to take five years.

The work will widen more than 10 miles of I-10 in Calcasieu Parish to six lanes, from the Texas state line to east of LA 108. Ten bridges will be replaced and widened as part of the project.

Gov. John Bel Edwards traveled to Vinton on Tuesday for the groundbreaking ceremony. He said the widening will alleviate congestion and improve road safety on a stretch of interstate where more than 1.6 million tons of freight is carried each year.

The $152 million project will be constructed in three segments. The governor’s office said the work is expected to be completed in 2025, depending on weather conditions.

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