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Tigeralum2008
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New "Washington Street" exit opened today in BR
Technically it is the Terrace Ave exit on the left side aiming to reduce traffic crossing lanes to get to Washignton St.

The Advocate (open incognito)

Aiming to reduce traffic backups, Gov. John Bel Edwards and others Friday announced the opening of a new exit off Interstate 110 South near the "new" Mississippi River bridge in Baton Rouge.

The $9.3 million Terrace Avenue exit will allow southbound motorists to get to the Washington Street area without having to cross multiple lanes of traffic.

The new exit begins over Myrtle Avenue, extends over Julia Street and connects with Terrace Avenue.


The previous configuration led to backups on I-110 South as well as for eastbound motorists leaving the bridge, especially during afternoon rush hours.

The new setup will allow southbound travelers to exit left off the interstate instead of going right to the Washington Street exit.

"These improvements will eliminate the need for traffic from I-110 southbound to weave across merging traffic to take the Washington Street exit," Edwards said in a statement that accompanied the announcement.

"Washington Street will not be taken out of commission and can still be used by travelers coming east on I-10," he said.

Edwards also said the exit is a precursor to his $360 million plan, using federal bonds, to widen I-10 from the bridge to the I-10/12 split.

The announcement marked the third such event in three days ahead of Saturday's primary election, with Edwards bidding for a second term against Republican challengers Ralph Abraham and Eddie Rispone.

Earlier this week Edwards was on hand for the start of an I-10 widening project near Breaux Bridge.

On Thursday state officials announced work on Loyola Avenue that will ease access to the new terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

The governor scoffed at the notion that the announcements were timed to take place just ahead of election day.

I'm sure he did...

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Harry Caray
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The governor scoffed at the notion that the announcements were timed to take place just ahead of election day.

Well the announcements were just timed to when the project was completed.

......just so happens the project was completed right in time for election day


teke184
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re: New "Washington Street" exit opened today in BR
Remind me... wasn’t this particular project championed by Sloth’s Republican opponents last election?


Black n Gold
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re: New "Washington Street" exit opened today in BR
You know you don't have many accomplishments as governor when you cutting the ribbon on exit ramps.


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Tigeralum2008
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re: New "Washington Street" exit opened today in BR
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Remind me... wasn’t this particular project championed by Sloth’s Republican opponents last election?



it was a bipartisan effort. Sloth does deserve some credit for working across the aisle...As do the Republican legislators


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lowhound
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re: New "Washington Street" exit opened today in BR
Good. Can they close the "Old" Washington St. exit now and extend the frickin merging lane off the bridge?


MAUCKjersey1
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re: New "Washington Street" exit opened today in BR
I have never seen one car exit the Washington ramp


Tigeralum2008
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re: New "Washington Street" exit opened today in BR
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Good. Can they close the "Old" Washington St. exit now and extend the frickin merging lane off the bridge?



Doesn't appear to be the plan.

Looks like they are going to add a lane and keep the exit


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crewdepoo
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re: New "Washington Street" exit opened today in BR
Exit is only for I-110 drivers. Gonna eliminate some drivers from merging right once they join I-10. Can be used instead of Washington exit as well as a way to access Lsu.

And it’s a terrace exit, not Washington
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upgrayedd
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re: New "Washington Street" exit opened today in BR
I was wondering why they essentially abandoned construction for 3 months. It was just so our scumbag governor could have a photo op the day before the election.


upgrayedd
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re: New "Washington Street" exit opened today in BR
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That doesn't look like fresh concrete they're standing on. Was this new construction, or improving existing?

They've been fricking around with completion for a very long time.


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BigB0882
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re: New "Washington Street" exit opened today in BR
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Doesn't appear to be the plan.

Looks like they are going to add a lane and keep the exit


Because exit ramps are racist. Didn’t ya know?!


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Giantkiller
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re: New "Washington Street" exit opened today in BR
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Can they close the "Old" Washington St. exit now and extend the frickin merging lane off the bridge?



No they can't, you racist bigot! That's a VERY important thoroughfare to our hardworking BR community.


teke184
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re: New "Washington Street" exit opened today in BR
Didn’t the DOTD usage report show some absurdly low number of uses of that exit when they put the counter on it?


btforlsu
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re: New "Washington Street" exit opened today in BR
Leaving the Washington Street exit open means that nothing will change.


fr33manator
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re: New "Washington Street" exit opened today in BR
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I was wondering why they essentially abandoned construction for 3 months. It was just so our scumbag governor could have a photo op the day before the election.

Image: https://y.yarn.co/72900d58-47f9-4966-843f-d5ba611cdf1b_text.gif


upgrayedd
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re: New "Washington Street" exit opened today in BR
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Leaving the Washington Street exit open means that nothing will change.

Which is why they'll probably keep it open. This state is about as functional as Honduras when it comes to infrastructure.


teke184
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re: New "Washington Street" exit opened today in BR
That is probably insulting to Honduras.


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upgrayedd
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re: New "Washington Street" exit opened today in BR
The DOTD punch list just so happened to get delayed due to administrative issues. It's just a coincidence!


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