Highways/Bridges: Award of Merit: I-210: Cove Lane Interchange and Improvements
I-210 Cove Lane Interchange and Improvements
Lake Charles, La.
Award of Merit
General Contractor Johnson Bros. Construction
Owner Louisiana Dept. of Transportation and Development
Lead Design Stantec
Developer Landry’s (Golden Nugget Lake Charles)
The original access point for Interstate 210 and Cove Lane was a single-lane exit ramp built on eastbound I-210 in the 1960s. The interchange was in desperate need of an upgrade. To alleviate congestion, the team built and completed in under 20 months a full interchange with eight traffic movements. Value engineering saved money by reducing the I-210 profile heights to shorten the ramp lengths and modifying the westbound ramp geometry to move it closer to the mainline, thereby reducing the embankment footprint.