Southwest Louisiana has an infrastructure problem that needs solving! 

Approximately 53,000 vehicles cross the I-10 Calcasieu Bridge per day with an anticipated increase of 72,000 vehicles per day over the next decade. The bridge is experiencing problems with declining capacity and 

increased congestion. It also poses safety concerns including reduction of lanes, no shoulders, steep roadway grades and low vertical clearance.

A New I-10 Calcasieu Bridge?

Southwest Louisiana is in the middle of an economic boom and community leaders are proactively working to enhance the regional infrastructure. Additionally, work is scheduled to begin on the I-210 Bridge in Summer 2016 resulting in increased congestion and traffic on the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge.


OUR MISSION

BUILD A UNIFIED COALITION THAT PROACTIVELY:

  • Generates urgency to fast track and rebuild the I-10 Bridge
  • Communicates need for a new I-10 Bridge
  • Clear environmental and litigation hurdles
  • Addresses safety concerns
  • Identifies funding
  • Manages preservation and environmental groups
  • Reinforces agency coordination to move forward


I-10 BRIDGE FACTS

  • THE BRIDGE IS NOT SAFE!
    • Reduction of lanes
    • No place to pull over
    • Steep roadway grades; slowing traffic
    • Low vertical clearance
  • Declining capacity and increased congestion in all directions
  • Lack of connectivity and continuity on I-10
  • Inadequate road limit
  • Lack of shoulders and vertical geometry
  • Other state highway projects are generating more attention
  • No design, no funding


WHEN IS CONSTRUCTION PROPOSED TO BEGIN?

Construction will begin after the environmental review process scheduled for completion in mid 2017. Delayed studies, lack of funding, legal hurdles — Southwest Louisiana cannot wait any longer.