For Those Of You who are Trucking on I 10. If you're headed West Bound On I 10 and you're driving into New Orleans on I 10, The first Scales you will encounter are at La Place on the East & West Bound Lanes, A mile West of US 51. If you're not going thru New Orleans, Then you will need to use I 12 to bypass and the scales on I 12, Are at MM 35 on both sides.
As you drive West, You will pass thru Baton Rouge and the Mississippi River. Then you will cross the 20 Mile Bridge and come to another set of Louisiana DOT Scales at MM 108 East and West bound in Breaux Bridge. Then You Will pass thru Lafayette. Then on thru to Lake Charles, And then you will have your First or Last set of DOT scales (depending on which Direction you're going)at MM2.
There are plenty of Truckstops before and after you get to most of these Scales, Except if you're headed West coming across the 20 Mile bridge.There is a Rest Stop about halfway across the 20 mile bridge between Baton Rouge & Lafayette.
Governor, Bobby Jindal Capital, Baton Rouge Population: 4,515,770 Statehood, April 30, 1812 - 18th state admitted Nickname, Pelican State Motto, Union, Justice, and Confidence State Bird, Eastern Brown Pelican State Flower, Magnolia State Tree, Bald Cypress State Song: Give Me Louisiana
The Huey P. Long Bridge Widening Project was officially kicked off by Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco and Secretary Johnny B. Bradberry at a groundbreaking ceremony April 27, 2006. We don't think we have ever been over a bridge that is more Nerve Racking! The lanes are so narrow, That you can barely stay in them, And you can't see the Guard Rails, All you saw was the Mississippi River. And to make matters worse, When you get to the Top, The lane shifted which made it Totally Impossible to stay in your own lane.
If You Have Ever Been Over This Bridge, Then You Know How Happy Everyone in New Orleans is to see this happen. The Primary Purpose of the $660 million Project is to widen the Bridge to Six Lanes and Enhance Safety, Emergency Evacuation, Economic Development, Quality of Life and connectivity between the East & West Banks of Jefferson Parish. The Entire Project should be Completed by the End of 2011. If You Want To Believe That! Have fun Louisiana Trucking.
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