Road Information

Interstate 10 in Louisiana Total Mileage in State: 274 miles
Eastern End: At Mississippi state line
Western End: At Texas state line
Mileage covered in Photos: 159 miles
Parishes covered in Photos: Calcasieu, Jefferson Davis, Acadia, Lafayette, St. Martin, Iberville, West Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge
Major Junctions in Photos: I-210 East, near Lake Charles
I-210 West, in Lake Charles
I-49, in Lafayette
I-110, in Baton Rouge
I-12 East, in Baton RougeĀ 
Control Cities in Photos: Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge

Eastbound

   

Interstate 10 East as it crosses the Sabine River and into Louisiana from Texas.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Speed limit sign just after crossing the border. The speed limit on most rural stretches of Interstate highway in Louisiana is 70 mph.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Louisiana welcome sign on the east side of the bridge.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at the Louisiana Welcome Center / Rest Area located near mile marker 1.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at the (currently closed) Weigh Station located near mile marker 2.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Take Exit 4 to the Racetrack.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 4: US 90 East / To LA 109 - Toomey / Starks  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Mileage sign on Interstate 10 East. It's 15 miles to Sulphur and 23 miles to Lake Charles.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Take either of the next 2 exits to Vinton.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 7: LA 3063 - Vinton  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East shield located near mile marker 7.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 8: LA 108 - Vinton  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Another speed limit sign on Interstate 10 East. Once again, the speed limit on most rural stretches of Interstate in Louisiana is 70 mph.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East: Road view from mile marker 10.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East: View at mile marker 13.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Take any of the next 3 exits to Sulphur.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Use Exit 20 to Creole Nature Trail.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 20: LA 1256 / To LA 27 South - Sulphur / Cameron  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Take Exit 21 to DeQuincy.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 21: LA 27 - Beglis Pkwy  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 23: LA 108 - Cities Service Hwy  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East approaching Exit 25 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

As you approach the Lake Charles area, the speed limit on Interstate 10 East is lowered to 60 mph.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 25: Interstate 210 East - Lake Charles Bypass  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 26: PPG Drive  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Take Exit 27 to the Casino Area and Sam Houston Jones State Park.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 27: LA 378 - Westlake  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

As you approach the bridge over the Calcasieu River, the speed limit drops to 50 mph. Trucks are restricted to the right lane on the bridge.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East: View from mile marker 28.2, as you start over the bridge.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East: View crossing the bridge over the Calcasieu River.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East: Road view from mile marker 29.2, as you come down off the east side of the bridge.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Take Exit 29 to the Civic Center.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 29: LA 1262 - N Lakeshore Dr  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Once on the east side of the bridge over the Calcasieu River, the speed limit of 60 mph resumes.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 31A: US 90 Business - Enterprise Blvd  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 31B: US 90 East / To LA 14  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Take Exit 32 to Martin Luther King Highway.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 32: Opelousas St  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Use Exit 33 to Sam Houston Jones State Park.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 33: US 171 North - DeRidder / Shreveport  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East approaching Exit 34 - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 34: Interstate 210 West  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Just past Exit 34, the standard speed limit of 70 mph resumes.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 36: LA 397 - Creole / Cameron  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East: Road view from mile marker 40.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 43: LA 383 - Iowa  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East as it enters Jefferson Davis Parish.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 44: US 165 - Kinder / Alexandria  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 45. It's 3 miles to Lacassine and 61 miles to Lafayette.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East: Road view from mile marker 46.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 48: LA 101 - Lacassine  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East: Road view from mile marker 49.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 54: LA 99 - Welsh  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East: Road view from mile marker 57.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 59: LA 395 - Roanoke  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East: View from mile marker 61.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Take Exit 64 to Lake Arthur.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 64: LA 26 - Elton / Jennings  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 65: LA 97 - Evangeline / Jennings  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East: Road view from mile marker 67.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 72: Egan  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East shield located near mile marker 73.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 76: LA 91 - Iota / Estherwood  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Take Exit 80 to LSU - Eunice.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 80: LA 13 - Eunice / Crowley  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 82: LA 1111 - East Crowley  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East: Road view from mile marker 85.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East entering the Rayne city limits at mile marker 60.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Take Exit 87 to Kaplan.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 87: LA 35 / LA 98 - Church Point / Rayne  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 92: LA 95 - Mire / Duson  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East entering the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area, near mile marker 94.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 97: LA 93 - Cankton / Scott  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Take any of the next 4 exits to Lafayette.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Take Exit 100 to Cajun Dome.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 100: LA 3184 - Ambassador Caffery Pkwy  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Use Exit 101 to Carencro and University of Louisiana - Lafayette.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 101: LA 182 - N University Avenue  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East approaching Exits 103A-B - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Take Exit 103A to Lafayette Airport and Tourist Info Center.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 103A: US 167 South / To US 90 - Morgan City  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 103B: Interstate 49 North / US 167 North - Opelousas  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Use Exit 104 to Johnston St.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 104: Louisiana Ave  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East entering St. Martin Parish.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at the Weigh Station located near mile marker 108.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 109: LA 328 - Breaux Bridge  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East: Road view from mile marker 111.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Take Exit 115 to Atchafalaya Basin.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 115: LA 347 - Cecilia / Henderson  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East: Road view from mile marker 116.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Sign alerting trucks that they're restricted to the right lane only for the next 18 miles, as we prepare to cross the 18-mile long Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge over the Atchafalaya Basin, which contains a series of swamps and bayous.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

As Interstate 10 East prepares to enter the Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge over the Atchafalaya Basin, the speed limit for autos is decreased to 60 mph and remains that way for the entire 18-mile length of the bridge.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

While the auto speed limit over the basin is 60 mph, trucks are restricted to 55 mph. I'm not too sure what this 5 mph speed differential accomplishes, but oh well.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East: Road view from mile marker 118.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East as the Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge crosses Henderson Swamp.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East: View from mile marker 120 on the Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Near mile marker 120.5, this sign states that the bridge's shoulder is narrowed for the next 1.5 miles. Stopping during this stretch is prohibited for anything other than emergencies.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 121: LA 3177 - Butte LaRose  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

More speed limit signs on Interstate 10 East on the Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge. Again, the speed limit for autos across the bridge is 60 mph.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

And the speed limit for trucks across the bridge is 55 mph.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East: Road view from mile marker 123 on the Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East shield.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Mileage sign located near mile marker 124 on the bridge. It's 4 miles to the next exit, which is the junction of LA 975, and it's 32 miles to Baton Rouge.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East entering Iberville Parish.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East on the Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge as it crosses Whiskey Bay - Pilot Channel.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 127: LA 975 - Whiskey Bay  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

A closer view of the off ramp for Exit 127.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East: Road view from mile marker 129.2, as the Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge crosses Bayou Des Glaises.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East: Road view from mile marker 130 on the bridge.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East: Road view from mile marker 133, approaching the eastern end of the bridge.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 135: LA 3000 - Ramah / Maringouin. This exit is immediately at the eastern end of the Louisiana Airborne Memorial Bridge, as you can see here.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Back on solid ground, the standard speed limit of 70 mph resumes.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 139: LA 77 - Rosedale / Grosse Tete  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East as it enters West Baton Rouge Parish.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East: Road view from mile marker 143.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Use Exit 151 to Westport.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 151: LA 415 / To US 190 - Lobdell  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Take Exit 153 to Port of Baton Rouge and Audubon Golf Trail.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Approaching Baton Rouge from the west, the speed limit decreases to 60 mph.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 153: LA 1 - Port Allen / Plaquemine  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East approaching Exit 155B - 2 miles.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East as it crosses the Mississippi River via the Horace Wilkinson Bridge, entering East Baton Rouge Parish.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East approaching Exit 155B on the left - 1 mile. As you can see, this stretch of I-10 is a recipe for congestion seeing how the mainline goes down to a single lane until Exit 153 traffic merges back onto I-10, and the left lane becomes an Exit Only lane for Exit 155B. What they were thinking when they designed this stretch of Interstate is beyond me.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 155A: LA 30 - Nicholson Dr / Highland Rd / To LSU. At this point, even though there are now two lanes for the mainline I-10 East, traffic previously in the left lane on I-10 now has to quickly merge to the right to remain on the mainline. The congestion you have seen in these pictures should come as little surprise as a result. But it gets even worse ahead......  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 155B: Interstate 110 North - Downtown / Metro Airport  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

This is where another highway design blunder was made in my opinion. You thought just seconds ago that you were fine in the rightmost lane to stay on Interstate 10 East. Well, unfortunately, you would be incorrect as the right lane now becomes and Exit Only lane and you have just 1/2 mile to merge to the left to stay on I-10 East. More congestion here is no surprise.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 156A: Washington St. Past this exit is where things finally start to sort themselves out after this mess.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 156B: Dalrymple Dr / LSU  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 157A: Perkins Rd  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Take Exit 157B to University of Phoenix.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 157B: Acadian Thwy  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 158: College Dr  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East approaching Exit 159 on the left - 1/2 mile.  (Photo taken 5/22/15).

Interstate 10 East at Exit 159: Interstate 12 East - Hammond  (Photo taken 5/22/15).