Until you get more lanes OVER the bridge you will not be able to alleviate traffic woes, all else is window dressing. More lanes to the bridge could worsen traffic woes, as cars would have to merge (again) at base. The new Huey P. Long Bridge in Jefferson Parish is one incredible example of modern engineering and construction technology. There is no excuse for BR to not to make that happen at either BR I‐10 or Huey P bridges. I trust the “Rhodes Scholar” who designed the planned one lane eastbound I‐10 (just before the Washington street exit, now it’s a pretend two lane) is no longer with the department. And the one who put the Washington St. exit there to start with as well.
Thank you for your comments. DOTD is in the process of studying locations for an additional bridge crossing.