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.
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.
BUILD A UNIFIED COALITION THAT PROACTIVELY:
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.