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2008 SE Louisiana Road Meet Trip
Aug.-Sept. 2008
Day 3

These photos are from my trip to the southeast Louisiana. road meet in Slidell, La., in August and September 2008. This trip combined the actual journey to Slidell with a multi-day county-collecting and sightseeing trip through Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Missouri. These are photos from the third day of the trip, Aug. 30, and they cover Mississippi and Louisiana, including the projects the meet toured. The 323 photos are spread out over four pages of thumbnails. Use the arrow buttons in the upper left corner of the page to navigate the thumbnail pages. To view the full-sized photos, click on one of the thumbnails on this page. You will then be presented with navigation controls to view the images on individual Web pages as a slide show.

SIgnage on US 98 at I-59 in Hattiesburg.

Many of the signs along southbound I-59 have these folded-up signs below them. They are for the "contraflow" reversal of traffic for a hurricane evacuation. Contraflow was put into effect the following day for Louisianans fleeting the approaching Hurricane Gustav.

Southbound I-59 was nearly deserted on Saturday morning, Aug. 30. Northbound traffic was much heavier than normal.

Seems funny to see this sign so far south.

The fold-down sign on the back of this I-59 sign denotes the exit just passed for contraflow traffic.

Nearly-deserted I-59 south.

The already-heavy traffic was backed up due to an accident at the MS 43 exit.

This sign in MS is for the first exit in Louisiana.

The Pearl River is the state line.

Louisiana has icy bridge warning signs too.

Note the Louisiana state route number on this exit sign.

Now note this number. Which is correct, is the exit for LA 1090 or LA 1092?

Approaching the end of I-59. It and I-12 both end at this exit.

At the end of the off-ramp from I-12 east to US 11.

An old sign with an attempt to recycle it by putting one arrow over top of another.

The US 11 Lake Pontchartrain bridge. The structure at right is the parallel railroad bridge, raised for passage of a ship.

On the south side of Lake Pontchartrain.

Approaching the southern terminus of US 11 at US 90.

US 11's southern end.

Heading east on US 90.

Approaching the new US 90 Rigolets Bridge at the eastern end of Lake Pontchartrain.

At I-10.

I-10 was definitely being used as a hurricane evacuation route.

The new exit for Business US 190 as seen from eastbound I-10.