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Old 01-08-2015, 06:37 PM   #11
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In Slidell Getting off I-12 to I-10 the bumps on the exit to enter I-10 are terrible!!!!


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Old 01-08-2015, 07:00 PM   #12
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I am on I-10 every day around Lafayette and travel frequently to Beaumont to the west and New Orleans to the east. OK, first, skip New Orleans (unless you really want to see the city) and take I-12 to Baton Rouge to connect back to I-10. But, as others have noted, avoid Baton Rouge between 7-9 AM and 3-6 PM. It is horrible. Yes, the Atchafalaya Basin area can also be bad, so look for warnings on signs and news reports and if it is closed (happens frequently) detour to US 190. It is four-laned all the way to I-49 which will connect you back to I-10 and 49 is a good highway, too. Going west from Lafayette, I-10 is not too bad and the stretch from Welsh to Lake Charles has been redone. There is construction in the Lake Charles area and the bridge is getting ready to come down, but it is doable. Beaumont is another traffic nightmare, just like Baton Rouge, so avoid it during rush hours and remember their afternoon rush starts earlier, since the refineries switch shifts at 3 PM.

If you are looking for parks along the way with easy access to I-10, there is an excellent KOA in Scott on the west side of Lafayette. It's got restaurants within walking distance, including two really good Cajun places, as well as fast food. There is also a "resort" park in Henderson just off the Basin bridge east of Lafayette, Cajun Palms, but it is a little pricey. In Beaumont, we like Gulf Coast RV. Nice level sites.

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Yikes, sorry made it sound like the Lake Charles bridge is falling down! It is going to be replaced and not sure when construction will really begin.
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Old 01-08-2015, 07:12 PM   #14
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And I would say be alert. We have seen a horrible accident and body bags on virtually every crossing of I-10; in bright sunshine! I'm serious; no exaggeration.
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:01 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by dannyabear View Post
I-10 from Lafayette to BR is pretty good shape. Avoid BR during morning and afternoon rush, in BR you will want to take I-12 to near the La/Ms line where it reconnects with I-10; I12 has 3 or 4 construction zones where they are widening the highway. There is a terrible patch about 1/2 mile long when you merge back onto I-10, it is concrete and doesn't look bad but it will buck you and everything in your camper, take it slow there. I-10 in Ms is all good, Alabama good til mobile, I haven't been further in a few years
Lived in B.R. for 30 years and now back in Texas and have traveled that road many times. I find that about 5 miles west of the Basin both ways is very rough when towing but not near as noticeable by vehicle. West of Lake Charles from mile marker 26 to 23 will shake anything up that is towing and lane changes will not help. Drop to 35-40 MPH will smooth things out some but not completely.

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Old 01-10-2015, 07:53 PM   #17
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LA highways have a bad practice of doing slab construction instead of continuous pour construction. In the Basin, between the bridges and Lafayaette, it is just rough (thump, thump, for miles). Watch the right turn on the east side of the Baton Rouge bridge to merge onto the interstate, nasty. I agree about the construction on 12, narrow lanes and lots of cops.
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:20 PM   #18
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We where coming back from California passing through Huston East using I-10/I_12 this past November. The roads through Louisiana have to be the worst roads in the US bar none. When you get to the end of I-12 there will be a sign warning of a sharp curve where I-12 merges back into I-10 what ever you do hit your flashers slow down to about 25 and hold on...
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Old 01-12-2015, 08:17 PM   #19
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The roads were bad before Katrina and are still that way. Just plan on going slower. There's lots of traffic. Be careful.

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