Interstate 910 Louisiana

Interstate 910 Louisiana
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East End
West End
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I-910 overlays the southern portion of the Pontchartrain Expressway, the Greater New Orleans / Crescent City Connection Bridge and the limited access section of the Westbank Expressway.

Overview

Signed solely as U.S. 90 Business, Interstate 910 is the hidden designation for the West Bank Expressway and a portion of the Pontchartain Expressway in New Orleans. I-910 was established in place of Interstate 49, which may eventually extend east into New Orleans once it is constructed parallel to U.S. 90 between Lafayette and I-310 at Boutte.

The West Bank Expressway is a commuter route joining Westwago, Marrero, Harvey and Gretna with the New Orleans central business district via the Crescent City Connection Bridge. The Mississippi River crossing was tolled until March 2013, when a court ruling suspended toll collection. The toll plaza remained in place until June 8, 2016, when demolition work started.1

Route Information

  • East End – New Orleans, LA

  • West End – Marrero, LA

  • Mileage – 9.70

  • Cities – New Orleans

  • JunctionsI-10

Source: December 31, 2018 Interstate Route Log and Finders List

I-910 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)

Source: La DOTD – Average Daily Traffic Counts
Orleans Parish 2013, Jefferson Parish 2017

History

U.S. 90 Business in New Orleans was designated as a part of Future Interstate 49 in 1991 by federal legislation. Kam Movassaghi, secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD), requested federal officials in May 1999 to formally label both U.S. 90 Business in New Orleans and in Jefferson Parish along the Westbank Expressway as part of Interstate 49. The request also included adding the limited access section of U.S. 90 from Raceland to Berwick as part of I-49. Federal officials rejected both in September 1999 because neither were connected to the existing Interstate 49. Instead officials offered to make the New Orleans segment a spur of I-10 until I-49 is extended.2

The Interstate 910 was approved by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) on October 1, 1999. The Interstate Route Log and Finders List published by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) on October 31, 2002 listed I-910 as an Auxiliary Route with 9.70 miles.

Subsequent actions by LADOTD for I-910 from an January 2003 email indicated that signing the route was still a possibility:3

The signing of the Westbank Expressway as I-910 is still on hold due to the inclusion of this section of highway in the Future I-49 Corridor. The Department is about to initiate work on an Environmental Impact Statement for 37 miles west of the Westbank Expressway. At the conclusion of that study, we will be in a better position to determine how to proceed.

Since that time, the Interstate 910 designation remains unsigned and no further plans to post it were announced. As originally envisioned, I-49 South will extend southeastward from Lafayette to Morgan City, east to Houma and east northeast to the Westbank Expressway and New Orleans. The east end remains uncertain, as I-49 South may instead turn northward at Boutte and overtake Interstate 310 to end at I-10 by Kenner. Should that be the case, I-910 may remain indefinitely along U.S. 90 Business.

East End – I-10 New Orleans, Louisiana

I-10 West at I-910 US 90 Business

I-10 west at US 90 Business - New Orleans, LA

I-10 runs alongside the Tulane/Gravier neighborhood southwest to the exchange with U.S. 90 Business (I-910) and U.S. 90 (Claiborne Avenue). 05/09/15

I-10 west at US 90 Business - New Orleans, LA

Exit 235B departs Interstate 10 west for Canal Street a third of a mile ahead of Left Exit 234C for U.S. 90 Business (Pontchartrain Expressway). I-10 turns northwest onto the Pontchartrain Expressway from near the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to the 17th Street Canal. 05/09/15

I-10 west at US 90 Business - New Orleans, LA

I-10 turns northwest toward Mid-City and Metairie beyond the two-lane flyover for U.S. 90 Business / Interstate 910. 05/09/15

I-10 west at US 90 Business - New Orleans, LA

U.S. 90 Business loops southeast across the Crescent City Connection bridge to Algiers before turning westward again to the Westbank. 05/09/15

I-10 East at I-910 US 90 Business

I-10 east at US 90 Business - New Orleans, LA

U.S. 90 Business (Pontchartrain Expressway) branches south to the Crescent City Connection bridge and the Westbank from I-10, 1.5 miles beyond U.S. 61 (Airline Drive). 04/20/12

I-10 east at US 90 Business - New Orleans, LA

The Pontchartain Expressway separates from I-10 at Left Exit 234A ahead of U.S. 90 (Claiborne Avenue) and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. 04/20/12

I-10 east at US 90 Business - New Orleans, LA

I-10 curves northeast toward the Vieux Carre as unsigned Interstate 910 accompanies U.S. 90 Business southward across the Mississippi River to the Westbank Expressway. 04/20/12

I-10 east at US 90 Business - New Orleans, LA

U.S. 90 (Claiborne Avenue) runs below I-10 east to Tulane Avenue. U.S. 90 west follows an arcs to Tulane University in New Orleans en route to Jefferson and the Huey P. Long Bridge spanning the Mississippi River. 04/20/12

I-10 east at US 90 Business - New Orleans, LA

U.S. 90 Business (Pontchartrain Expressway) constitutes an elevated route from the exchange with U.S. 90 (S Claiborne Avenue) southeast to the Greater New Orleans Bridge. 04/20/12

West End US 90 Business / End of Westbank Expressway – Marrero, Louisiana

I-910 US 90 Business West

US 90 Business west at Westwood Dr - Marrero, LA

The limited access portion of the Westbank Expressway concludes just ahead of Westwood Drive in Marrero. 04/20/12

US 90 Business west at Westwood Dr - Marrero, LA

U.S. 90 Business shifts onto the Westbank Expressway frontage road system at Garden Road. The remainder of U.S. 90 Business travels at-grade 3.3 miles west to U.S. 90 near Avondale. 04/20/12

US 90 Business East at I-910

US 90 Business east at Westbank Expwy - Marrero, LA

U.S. 90 Business heads east through Westwago to Marrero and the freeway portion of the Westbank Expressway beyond Westwood Drive. 04/20/12

US 90 Business east at Westbank Expwy - Marrero, LA

The limited access portion of the Westbank Expressway (I-910) extends east from Garden Road to Harvey, Gretna and the Crescent City Connection bridge in New Orleans. 04/20/12

US 90 Business east at Westbank Expwy - Marrero, LA

The Westbank Expressway (I-910) expands to six lanes along a viaduct west of LA 45 (Barataria Boulevard). 04/20/12

Sources:

  1. “Crescent City Connection toll plaza demolition to start Wednesday.” Times-Picayune, The (New Orleans, LA), June 5, 2016.
  2. “I-910 MAY PAVE PATH IN N.O.” The Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA), April 1, 2000.
  3. Email from Ronnie Goynes, LADOTD (01/27/03)

Page updated November 16, 2020.