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Old 10-04-2020, 11:06 AM   #1
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I-220 or I-20 Shreveport, LA road surface?

Which has the better road surface and conditions, I-20 or I- 220 in Shreveport.

Westbound this week and eastbound the following week. Have done I 20 in the past and am still jarred and shakken by those trips and was wondering if I-220 is any better?

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Last time i took 220 it was better than 20. If i remember correctly, about half the drive has not so level concrete seams about every 30 feet or so causing the MH to shake. Like all of I-10 used to do between Beaumont and NO. But it was still better that 20.
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TNX So it looks like I-220 it is
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We drove through Shreveport this summer as part of an 8,000 mile trip. I-20 was BY FAR the absolutely worst section of interstate we drove during the entire trip. We could not wait to get off. I was actually worried that the microwave might fall out of its cabinet!
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I have driven them both, and one is almost as bad as the other. 220 might be slightly better, but I couldn't prove it.
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Drove I20 in May and again in September. Both routes are equally bad. The only advantage to I220 is less traffic, not as many curves, overpasses and ramps and for sure not as narrow.
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I live in Shreveport and I-220 is the way to go, less traffic and a little smoother you will not be happy with any road in Louisiana its all built on quick sand and the roads sink about as fast as they are built ,run about 55 you will make through .
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Done

Thanks all for the input and responses. I did the run yesterday morning westbound to get ahead of the storm. Overall I'd give LA's I-20 corridor a C+ with the exception of Shreveport.

I-220 was every bit of what you all described. Westbound the first 2/3 of the segment to I-49 were pretty rough and definitely not enjoyable. But it still seemed better than taking I-20 through town.

Moving west after the I-49 interchange at I-220 all was pretty good and I could not complain about that segment.

I have not decided how I'm heading back to GA next week. I-20 or I-10. We'll have to see how I-10 fares in the storm.

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Currently about 80,000 people without power in SW Louisiana, and likely more to loose power, I am one of them.
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Currently about 80,000 people without power in SW Louisiana, and likely more to loose power, I am one of them.
Wishing you all the best and hope you didn't experience any other damage. Hope your power returns soon!
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We are mostly ok, but have a big oak tree down across the driveway, and another one leaning, unfortunately the roots for the leaning tree run under our kitchen, so if it goes over and gets fully uprooted we will probably loose the kitchen. The big tree that fell in the photo missed the back bumper of my F250 by about 4 inches, and a partly broken off limb from the leaning tree missed it by about 6 inches (I had to cut the limb away to move the truck)
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Isaac-1, hope you make it through ok.

We ran east on 20 two weeks ago. It is downright terrible through Shreveport, as it has been for as long as I can remember.

Fled west this week along I -10 (I-12 part as well). It’s downright terrible through Baton Rouge, as it has been for as long as I can remember.

Really almost embarrassing for an Interstate Highway.
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Yeah, In know that is why when I am going to points east I tend to take US 84 / US98 across at Natchez. It is a bit longer, but is better than spending 2 hours in sight of the I-10/I-12 interchange in Baton Rouge, or sitting on the bridge for 4-5 hours.
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