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Posted: 08/01/19 09:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

bob213 wrote:

You will be too busy getting beat to death by the the terrible I10 road conditions to worry about the weather. After a 5 week trip that included a lot of I10 I would find another route if it were me, even if it meant driving more miles.
IMO, the road conditions on I10 are no better or worse than any other interstate----except in LA. There's a 30-40 mi. stretch of I10 in LA where the concrete slabs are off-level from each other to the tune of 2-4". Every 40-50 ft. your rig is slammed up and down. I've driven this same, messed-up stretch of I10 since the 80's. Find it mind-boggling they've never taken the time to repair it after all these years.

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The Lake Charles I-10 bridge was built in 1952 by Earl Long's administration. Earl was the younger brother of Huey P. Long. It is narrow and steep and not built to interstate highway standards. I would suggest going around it due to the those conditions as well as the general curviness of I-10 going through Lake Charles proper. However, the alternate, I-210, is disadvantaged by widening on the Calcasieu River bridge, which has it down to 1 lane each way. Highway construction in Louisiana proceeds at its own pace, which I liken to the movement of a glacier.


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ppine wrote:

It is a matter of luck. North Texas and NM can have some cold weather and snow in December. Timing is everything on a trip like that. Watch the weather and be ready to layover for a day or two if necessary.


I-10 doesn't go that way. You're referring to I-40


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