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Old 03-08-2018, 09:55 PM   #1
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Default DO NOT come through Lake Charles headed East on I -10

They are working in the East bound side of the bridge, and it's down to one lane over the bridge.
2-10 is just as bad.
Traffic is and will be backed up past Sulfer LA.
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Old 03-08-2018, 10:10 PM   #2
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Sounds like the construction has the loop around LC backed up too due to increased traffic. Whats an alternate route, 190? I need to head west to Orange from Lafayette.

Maybe Blake can chime in...
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West bound isn't too bad . Once you get over the bridge and past the 210 exit it flows good again untill these no driving LA folks bang into each other

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Old 03-09-2018, 12:14 AM   #4
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I head Captain Mickey talking about it this morning on the Outdoor show. How long is it going to be like that?
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If you catch it in the off hours it's not bad at all. I went in to Lake Charles today just timed it right. Got into town about 9:30 AM with no issues, and could have kept traveling east without slow down. Headed back home to Texas at 12:30 and never slowed up until Baytown. Had to take 10 today instead of 105 for work reasons.

Now if you hit it during prime time hours it is something awful from what my friends/family say. It's been taking my dad 45 minutes to cover the same stretch that usually takes 15. Construction supposed to last 4 months, so we can count on 8 months surely. haha
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Old 03-09-2018, 12:34 AM   #6
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There's a little blacktop Road that will take you along the coast all the way to the TX./La. line, but I wouldn't recommend it, we found it several years ago when a barge ran into a bridge closing down our return route back to Lake Charles. Maybe it's still there, this was a good many years ago, there's been a few hurricanes since then.
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If you catch it in the off hours it's not bad at all. I went in to Lake Charles today just timed it right. Got into town about 9:30 AM with no issues, and could have kept traveling east without slow down. Headed back home to Texas at 12:30 and never slowed up until Baytown. Had to take 10 today instead of 105 for work reasons.

Now if you hit it during prime time hours it is something awful from what my friends/family say. It's been taking my dad 45 minutes to cover the same stretch that usually takes 15. Construction supposed to last 4 months, so we can count on 8 months surely. haha
My neighbor works at the new LNG plant in Hackberry and told me it was a 2 year long project

WAZE app and checking out the live cameras on 511la.org will give you real time traffic situations. 190 is definitely an option

FWIW - the I-10 bridge over Lake Charles is one of the most unsafe bridges in the US. Repairs and structural fixes are long overdue

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Old 03-09-2018, 07:14 AM   #8
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They are working in the East bound side of the bridge, and it's down to one lane over the bridge.
2-10 is just as bad.
Traffic is and will be backed up past Sulfer LA.
You been warned.

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Old 03-09-2018, 07:19 AM   #9
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I head Captain Mickey talking about it this morning on the Outdoor show. How long is it going to be like that?
Presently 5 months, from the I10 bridge and all overpasses to either Enterprise Blvd or Opelousas St.

Fellas I work with, it takes them 2 hours to get home from Hackberry
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Old 03-10-2018, 07:12 AM   #10
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Old 03-10-2018, 02:38 PM   #11
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Trying to keeps this bumped.
Hope it'll save someone some time.

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Old 03-10-2018, 03:09 PM   #12
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Normally how bad will traffic be on a wed around 2-3pm timeframe be?
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Old 03-10-2018, 03:22 PM   #13
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Normally how bad will traffic be on a wed around 2-3pm timeframe be?
Bad, backed up more than what it is now on the map.


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Old 03-11-2018, 11:26 AM   #14
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Old 03-11-2018, 11:27 AM   #15
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Just went throuh wasn’t bad
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Old 03-11-2018, 11:46 AM   #16
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Just went throuh wasnít bad
It won't be until later in the day.
I wait and go back to work late Sunday night and it's ok .
Last Sunday I keep checking Google maps and it was backed up until around 7-8 that evening.


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Old 03-11-2018, 12:03 PM   #17
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Hmm, looks like I may need to start planning an alternate route. Heading to Venice on March 23rd. Should hit Lake Charles between 10 and 11.
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Old 03-11-2018, 12:26 PM   #18
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I'll be heading to Lake Charles late on Wednesday (2200 ish) and coming back around the same time Thursday, think it's going to be a PITA?
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I'll be heading to Lake Charles late on Wednesday (2200 ish) and coming back around the same time Thursday, think it's going to be a PITA?
That late you should be good.

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Old 03-11-2018, 01:06 PM   #20
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Every day. It’s taking my lake CHARLES employees 2-3 hours to get home from SULPHUR in the evenings.
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And Springbreak aint gonna help that mess! My daughter flew home yesterday evening as the construction issues are real between Auburn & Houston on the Gulf Coast!
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10-4, thanks. Sucks for all the folks vacationing out east for spring break this week.
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Old 03-11-2018, 02:27 PM   #23
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Crazy how bad the traffic has gotten there. I don't even know if it will ever get better!

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Old 03-11-2018, 07:12 PM   #24
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If they will ever get these highway expansion finished it will. We still have a few years of work on the section between Winnie and Fannett, there is a wreck on the interstate every couple days. People still driving like idiots going 80 staring at a stupid cell phone.
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If they will ever get these highway expansion finished it will. We still have a few years of work on the section between Winnie and Fannett, there is a wreck on the interstate every couple days. People still driving like idiots going 80 staring at a stupid cell phone.
Cell phones are getting bad. About 95% of the time now when i see someone driving like an idiot i look inside and they're on the phone!

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The wife and I need to be at a funeral in Lake Charles on Friday March 16, 2018 at Noon

Any suggestions on a best route .
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The wife and I need to be at a funeral in Lake Charles on Friday March 16, 2018 at Noon

Any suggestions on a best route .
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Bump this to top. If I'm leaving Austin around 4am on Wednesday on my way to New Orleans, would you just face whatever traffic is there or is there a better route?
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Bump this to top. If I'm leaving Austin around 4am on Wednesday on my way to New Orleans, would you just face whatever traffic is there or is there a better route?
That would put you here around 9-10am ?

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That would put you here around 9-10am ?

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Yea somewhere around 9-10am.

Oh and btw I'm getting directions for 4 women making a trip down there. No telling if they actually leave that early, how many bathroom stops they make, how many times they'll get lost, etc. I'm trying to keep it simple if I can.
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At that time you’ll be just fine.
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:33 PM   #34
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At that time youíll be just fine.
But the later the worse it gets

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Old 03-19-2018, 09:38 PM   #35
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I drove thru Sulphur -> LC Sunday around 2:00pm and there was no slowdown, smooth sailing traffic flow at 75 mph. I took 210 to avoid the one-lane MS Bridge

It’s all about timing as I would avoid this area (I-10 Eastbound) from 7-9am , and 3:30- 6:30pm; otherwise traffic is a mother. I-10 westbound is fine but does see some 35-40mph slowdown from merging traffic

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Already backed up .


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I took 210 to avoid the one-lane MS Bridge

Itís all about timing as I would avoid this area (I-10 Eastbound) from 7-9am , and 3:30- 6:30pm; otherwise traffic is a mother.
I am going to be running through Lake Chuck around 6 this Thursday.

Was planning on taking 210 around, is it going to be a parking lot too at 6?
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I am going to be running through Lake Chuck around 6 this Thursday.

Was planning on taking 210 around, is it going to be a parking lot too at 6?
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I am going to be running through Lake Chuck around 6 this Thursday.

Was planning on taking 210 around, is it going to be a parking lot too at 6?
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am or pm ... that is the $64,000 question

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6am - not so much

6pm - gonna be a parking lot
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Durn, not wanting to see this. I will be rolling thru there about that time on Friday. Last Friday about 10, it wasn't too bad. Neither was Monday. Wonder what changed today.
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Durn, not wanting to see this. I will be rolling thru there about that time on Friday. Last Friday about 10, it wasn't too bad. Neither was Monday. Wonder what changed today.
If you're rolling through around 10 AM it won't be bad (so long as there are no wrecks of course). I make that trip at least once a month: 105 to Beaumont, I-10 to 210.

Just take 210 around and you should be rolling at posted speeds.
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I drove through there today on my way to Baton Rouge. There was definitely a slow down but I was able to hop on the loop and get around it with out much trouble.


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All lanes are open in Lake Charles. I believe they're going to start on the westbound Lanes Monday

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Old 04-07-2018, 08:13 PM   #44
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All lanes are open in Lake Charles. I believe they're going to start on the westbound Lanes Monday

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Good to hear. Iíll be heading to Biloxi in June hopefully we can time it right
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I am heading to Lake Chuck this afternoon. Hearing that ol I-10 east is one lane around Beaumont. Wondering if I should take the Holly Beach route around. Any one been through that area lately?
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I am heading to Lake Chuck this afternoon. Hearing that ol I-10 east is one lane around Beaumont. Wondering if I should take the Holly Beach route around. Any one been through that area lately?
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Old 05-17-2018, 02:11 PM   #47
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Oh, I am a wazer. Looking at traffic now and dont see any. But I will be hitting LC around 4 when the traffic is already awful and just trying to make sure it isnt doubly awful due to lane closures. Made the trip 3 weekends ago and it was fine, but a coworker said it wasnt today.
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If no wrecks , it's not been to bad.

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