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Louisiana: Latest Stretch of I-10 Widening Complete, More Work to Proceed Through Kenner

Louisiana Road Construction | I-10 Exit GuideOn Tuesday, Louisiana officials feted the completion in a ceremony under the new I-10 bridge at Transcontinental Drive. “We can now say that a safer, wider and more efficient interstate is now open here in Jefferson Parish, one that better supports the needs of commuters, businesses and industry,” said Sherri LaBas, Louisiana’s secretary of transportation and development.

In other words, she said, “Hopefully it means less traffic.”

But Larry Vaughn of Kenner wondered whether drivers would ever be satisfied with an I-10 that is wide enough, fast enough, safe enough. Though he said he lives near the center of recent construction, he maintains a long-term view of the changes.

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