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Old 04-21-2019, 06:48 PM
 
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The LA14/US171 corridor also needs to be upgraded to federal highway standards, traffic is terrible now. It would serve better as a six lane highway with a large median. I have the feeling that many plant workers will be using US 171, LA 378, AND LA 12 as alternate routes to get to Sulphur, Westlake, and Beaumont.
On days, I have to go home to Lake Charles through Moss Bluff. That is how bad traffic is along I-10/I-210.
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Old 04-24-2019, 11:16 AM
 
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Default House bill aims to create a tolling authority for Calcasieu Parish

House bill aims to create a tolling authority for Calcasieu Parish


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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - If you live in the Lake Area, you’re probably no stranger to the I-10 bridge and the problems it faces.


This year, a task force suggested building an entirely new bridge. But it would come at a cost, adding a toll for drivers to help cover part of the cost. The bridge would be a privately/publicly funded project.


Proposed House Bill 561, authored by Lake Charles Rep. Mark Abraham, would create a toll authority in Calcasieu Parish.


The amount of the toll is still up in the air, though. Abraham says the amount will be the telling factor if this project will succeed.


"If the recommended tolls become too large, then people will not use the tolls and go 210,” Abraham said. “So if that happens we won't be able to do a toll bridge. So, a lot depends on the number that comes back as an acceptable toll, so that people will pay it and not take an alternative route like 210."


Tyler Hickingbottom says he uses the bridge often and is indifferent to the proposition of adding a toll.


“I’d prefer not to but if it happens, it happens,” Hickingbottom said.
House bill aims to create a tolling authority for Calcasieu Parish
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Old 04-24-2019, 02:45 PM
 
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oof looks like a hairbrush designer designed that bridge
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Old 04-25-2019, 06:06 AM
 
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oof looks like a hairbrush designer designed that bridge

Not a fan of the design either.


I am sure a bunch of lobbyists and political fairness activists are going to try and make us pay for a $2,000,000,000 bridge in attempt to hire impoverished workers. The whole project will go over budget and be 95% staffed with illegals. Don't forget the tax break that contractors will apply for since they are hiring American workers and bought American made concrete.


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Old 04-25-2019, 09:54 AM
 
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On days, I have to go home to Lake Charles through Moss Bluff. That is how bad traffic is along I-10/I-210.
Yep that early morning traffic and that evening traffic. The bridge work still needed to be done though and ultimately there is no convenient time to do it.
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Old 04-27-2019, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Not a fan of the design either.


I am sure a bunch of lobbyists and political fairness activists are going to try and make us pay for a $2,000,000,000 bridge in attempt to hire impoverished workers. The whole project will go over budget and be 95% staffed with illegals. Don't forget the tax break that contractors will apply for since they are hiring American workers and bought American made concrete.

Oh please spare me.

If you think I-10 bridge is great then your head is in the sand.
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Old 04-27-2019, 06:44 PM
 
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oof looks like a hairbrush designer designed that bridge
Much better than the current design.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:55 AM
 
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Oh please spare me.

If you think I-10 bridge is great then your head is in the sand.

My issue is that I do not feel like supporting more people that sit around collecting tolls all day.


Having accountability and less visually appealing design features will reduce the amount of money paid over the life of the project.
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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My issue is that I do not feel like supporting more people that sit around collecting tolls all day.


Having accountability and less visually appealing design features will reduce the amount of money paid over the life of the project.
Have you been in Houston, Austin, or Dallas lately? All the tollways in Austin for instance are cashless tolling. You simply get a transceiver and you never have to open your window to pay a toll. We don't spend any money on paying people to be in a tollbooth. Texas does a much better job on roads, the minute you cross the state line you can tell. You can learn from them.
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Old 05-02-2019, 07:37 AM
 
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By the way rgathrights, a tolled bridge is a very Republican type deal, a private-public partnership. A free bridge built by the nanny state is a very liberal kind of concept. Do you still support the free bridge built by the government?

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