Interstate 610 Louisiana
Interstate 610 constitutes a crosstown route for through traffic along I-10 in central New Orleans. The six lane freeway extends east from I-10 between the Lakeview and Navarre neighborhoods. Passing through City Park, I-610 continues by the the Fairgrounds and Dillard University to merge with I-10 by the Gentilly Terrace neighborhood.
East End – New Orleans, LA
West End – New Orleans, LA
Mileage – 4.52
Cities – New Orleans
- Junctions –
Source: December 31, 2018 Interstate Route Log and Finders List
I-610 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)
Source: 2016 – LADOTD Estimated Annual Average
Daily Traffic Routine Traffic Counts
* – 2013
Interstate 610 was constructed between I-10 and Canal Boulevard along with the Pontchartrain Expressway (I-10 from the 17th Street Canal southeast to Downtown New Orleans) in the early 1960s. Ensuing work was delayed because of a lawsuit involving construction of the highway through public parkland. The freeway was ultimately built from Canal Boulevard to I-10 at Franklin Avenue between 1972 and 1975.2
Completed on June 10, 2000, a $26.9-million project expanded the western interchange joining I-10/610 at Lakewood in New Orleans. With plans originating in the 1970s, work commenced in January 1998. I-10 was expanded to three eastbound lanes through the split with I-610, and to four eastbound lanes from West End Boulevard southward to Downtown.1
East End – Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, Louisiana
West End / West End Boulevard – Lakeview, New Orleans, Louisiana
- “I-10 Roadwork Pops the Cork on Bottleneck – $27 Million Project Buys Time for Drivers.” The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), June 13, 2000.
- Interstate 610 (Louisiana) @ Wikipedia.org.
Page updated February 8, 2019.