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Old 08-14-2016, 02:58 PM   #1
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I-10 in Lousianna

We're headed to Florida from Colorado in a few weeks, going across Texas and around the Gulf coast. Two years ago we found I-10 in and around Baton Rouge in horrible condition; what I consider "un-drivable". Anyone been through there recently? If so, how is I-10 across LA?

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We were headed west across I-10 this spring. Worst roads I have ever been on and no signs of them being repaired.


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I-10 is now under water. Take your snorkel. Eddie Elk.
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Old 08-14-2016, 04:37 PM   #4
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We drove it 2 years ago, and it was horrible. DH told me to route us a different way last summer as he didn't want to go that way again. This is a heads up that I-20 through Jackson MS isn't any better!!!
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Old 08-14-2016, 05:03 PM   #5
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I-10 in Louisiana is built over swamp land and isn't built like other interstates. Yes, it is a bumpy ride but if you only move up one highway to 190 which parellels I-10, it's a pleasant drive. Stop in Eunice and enjoy some good Cajun music and food. On Saturday morning they used to jam in the local music store. There was also a live radio performance in a theater. Great people!!!
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Old 08-14-2016, 05:42 PM   #6
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I just drove from TX to FL in later July. The bridge at Baton Rouge and the tunnel in Mobile have massive traffic back ups in both directions.

In Baton Rouge they are working on the bridge and all traffic drops down to 1 lane. When we went through the back up, it was about 8 miles long.

In Mobile the traffic was bad because of last minute merging traffic. The back up there was around 4 miles.

In both locations there really isn't any good alternative, once your on I-10, so plan accordingly.

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It has been that way for the 17 years I have been driving it. At 60 mph you get a bad ride but detour is not worth the time unless you are sightseeing. Put it on cruise and it gets you through it.
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Old 08-14-2016, 07:35 PM   #8
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I would be tempted to take I-70 to St Louis then head south to Memphis, Birmingham and Montgomery, then head for the coast. If you do go I-10, please give us your feedback on it.
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I would be tempted to take I-70 to St Louis then head south to Memphis, Birmingham and Montgomery, then head for the coast. If you do go I-10, please give us your feedback on it.
Google maps take you that way.

From Montgomery, I recommend US 231 down, around Dothan all the way to panama city if you are going "around" the coast. I love the drive from panama city to panacea florida.

The easiest route through Montgomery is to take I85 towards Atlanta off of I65. Go about 3 to 5 miles to Taylor road, take it south and it will dead end on 231. A little less traffic.

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