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I-10 Calcasieu Bridge
RISING FOR A NEW I-10 BRIDGE
HISTORY
 Built in 1952 under governorship of Earl K. Long
 135 foot high span
 In 2009, the National Bridge Inventory (...
THE PROBLEMS
 THE BRIDGE IS NOT SAFE!
• Reduction of lanes
• No place to pull over
• Steep roadway grades slowing traffic...
I-210 BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
(2-year project)
INCREASED CONGESTION
DELAYED I-10 BRIDGE
PROJECT
WHAT NEW BRIDGE???
FACTS
 I-10 is a problem
 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been
delayed – Now due in Mid 2017
 Traffic volume i...
LDOTD’s Plan
What the LDOTD is saying. . .
MISSION
 Build a unified coalition that proactively:
• Generates urgency to fast track and rebuild I-10 Bridge
• Creates ...
GRASSROOTS COALITION
 ARE YOU IN FOR 10???
 Build a unified coalition of stakeholders from SW Louisiana, SE
Texas and ot...
 Elected officials from SW Louisiana, SE Texas and other parts of
Louisiana working together in support of I-10 Bridge Pr...
MOVING FORWARD. . .
CREATE URGENCY and SUPPORT
 Clear Environmental Issues
 Research and Secure Funding Options
 Design...
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I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Project

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In for 10 is a public relations campaign sponsored by the Southwest Louisiana Economic Development Alliance to influence public opinion by building a grassroots coalition generating urgency and need for a new I-10 bridge for Southwest Louisiana.

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I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Project

  1. 1. I-10 Calcasieu Bridge RISING FOR A NEW I-10 BRIDGE
  2. 2. HISTORY  Built in 1952 under governorship of Earl K. Long  135 foot high span  In 2009, the National Bridge Inventory (NBI) denotes the bridge is “basically intolerable requiring high priority of corrective action”; LDOTD disputes saying it is safe  Environmental Impact Study underway since March 2012 – currently delayed to mid 2017 due to Navigational Use Study  No design to date  Approximately 53,000 vehicles per day  Crossed pistols represent Jean Lafitte / cherished by preservation organizations & community
  3. 3. THE PROBLEMS  THE BRIDGE IS NOT SAFE! • Reduction of lanes • No place to pull over • Steep roadway grades slowing traffic • Low vertical clearance  Declining capacity and increased congestion in all directions  Lack of connectivity and continuity on I-10  Inadequate road limit  Lack of shoulders and vertical geometry  Traffic increasing in all directions!  SWLA has an infrastructure problem that needs solving!
  4. 4. I-210 BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION (2-year project) INCREASED CONGESTION DELAYED I-10 BRIDGE PROJECT
  5. 5. WHAT NEW BRIDGE???
  6. 6. FACTS  I-10 is a problem  Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) has been delayed – Now due in Mid 2017  Traffic volume is already increasing – expected 72,000 vpd from current 53,000 vpd by 2025  Southwest Louisiana is growing and congestion will continue  Southwest Louisiana is the ENERGY CAPITAL OF THE SOUTH  Not a statewide “top of mind” -- other Louisiana State highway projects are receiving priority  Infrastructure improvements are IMMINENT
  7. 7. LDOTD’s Plan
  8. 8. What the LDOTD is saying. . .
  9. 9. MISSION  Build a unified coalition that proactively: • Generates urgency to fast track and rebuild I-10 Bridge • Creates value for a new I-10 Bridge • Clears environmental problems • Addresses safety concerns • Identifies funding • Manages preservation and environmental groups • Reinforces agency coordination to move forward GOVERNMENT BUSINESS CITIZENS
  10. 10. GRASSROOTS COALITION  ARE YOU IN FOR 10???  Build a unified coalition of stakeholders from SW Louisiana, SE Texas and other areas in Louisiana
  11. 11.  Elected officials from SW Louisiana, SE Texas and other parts of Louisiana working together in support of I-10 Bridge Project • Parish Governments • Cities/Municipalities • U.S. Congressional Representatives • LA State Police • Governor & State Officials • Parish Officials • Agencies  Proactively drive support GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGN
  12. 12. MOVING FORWARD. . . CREATE URGENCY and SUPPORT  Clear Environmental Issues  Research and Secure Funding Options  Design Approval and Completion  Stakeholder Support CLEAR ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES BRIDGE DESIGN STATEWIDE STAKEHOLDER SUPPORT SECURE FUNDING

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