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Old 03-16-2014, 11:12 AM   #1
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LA I-10 bypass

On our many trips from FL to Austin, TX we've experienced the very rough section of I-10 between Baton Rouge and Lafayette and would like to avoid it on our upcoming trip. If I'm not remembering the rough section correctly please advise. In looking at a map it looks like I can take an almost parallel route of US 190 to Ragley and then SR 12 to rejoin I-10 just East of Beaumont. Can anyone verify this route as acceptable or suggest another, smoother route? I realize the route I am considering is a few more miles but that's acceptable vs. the rough sections of I-10. Thanks for your comments.
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We just made that trip two weeks ago. We took I-12 across and then dropped back on I-10 into Beaumont. It was rough but not as bad as I-10 from what I read. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-16-2014, 11:25 AM   #3
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We just made that trip two weeks ago. We took I-12 across and then dropped back on I-10 into Beaumont. It was rough but not as bad as I-10 from what I read. Hope this helps.
Thanks for the reply. Can you be more exact in where you found the rough sections? In my memory (not always so good) the rough part is between Baton Rouge and Lafayette which is West of the I-10 / I - 12 split.
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We just made the I-10 / I-12 run from Alabama to Texas yesterday and yes, the eastbound is still pretty rough, but the westbound is now significantly improved. The only rough section WESTBOUND is just after the Atchafalaya 17 mile bridge toward Lafayette for about 10 - 20 miles. The rest was better than I ever remember. ***If you take I-10 through Baton Rouge, I would recommend trying to go through there as early in the morning as possible as it backs up for miles simply due to congestion***
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Thanks for that concise info. Are you familiar with the route I mentioned as a bypass in my OP? If so, any problems I need to be aware of? Thanks
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That route is fine. I love to go from Mobile to Hattiesburg and across. It can be a leisurely trip, Hatttiesburg is beautiful this time of year and stop at a dive (just ask the locals) for a great breakfast. Cut bak to Pineville-Alexandria La and on into TX. What's the hurry anyway? We have made more friends and memories getting lost than we ever did on the 4 lanes.
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I live in Sulphur, LA, right on I-10. There is a rough piece here in town at the LA108 intersection but it is only about a 1/2mi. The next one is between Lafayette and the Atchafalaya Bridge at Henderson, LA. If you wanted to avoid that section take I-49 north to Opelousas and get on US190, however it may not be a whole lot better IMHO. Avoid SR12, really bad last time I went that route, especially between Starks and the Texas state line.
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