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D'Iberville residents applaud opening of new I-10 access ramp

C.C. Green of D'Iberville snaps shots of the new I-10 access ramp off Lamey Bridge Road. He's been taking pictures of D'Iberville's progress for about two years. (Photo source: WLOX) C.C. Green of D'Iberville snaps shots of the new I-10 access ramp off Lamey Bridge Road. He's been taking pictures of D'Iberville's progress for about two years. (Photo source: WLOX)
The new access ramp to I-10 east opened Friday afternoon. (Photo source: WLOX) The new access ramp to I-10 east opened Friday afternoon. (Photo source: WLOX)
D'IBERVILLE, MS (WLOX) -

C.C. Green of D'Iberville has been taking pictures in and around the Interstate 10 and Interstate 110 construction area for at least two years. The progress, he said, is worth documenting.

“I've been taking pictures ever since the development started, because it's amazing the progress that D'Iberville has made, and they have a great future ahead of them,” said Green. “Before, it was like city, country, city. The mayor has done a lot of great work, and with the casino coming, I think it's going to only add more excitement and more growth.”

Friday's opening of the access point to I-10 east off Lamey Bridge Road couldn't have come at a better time with the Mardi Gras parade in D'Iberville this weekend. Henry Hughes lives on Georgette Lane, which intersects Lamey Bridge Road.

“I think it's a good idea,” Hughes said. “It's going to do a lot of traffic control around here. It's helping us out. Before, it was hard to get in and out of the house. But with the new light and stuff, I think it's going to be a lot easier.”

About 7,000 cars travel Lamey Bridge Road in a day, and even more use the surrounding highways.

Mike Harter, Project Manager with the Mississippi Department of Transportation, said that 65,000 cars per day travel I-10 along the D'Iberville corridor, and 42,000 cars a day are on I-110.

“It's a heavily traffic interchange, and these access points are going to alleviate that traffic,” said Harter.

This is the third access on and off I-10 in this project. The first opened to I-10 west through the Promenade just before Black Friday. The second was I-10 east to I-110 south.

There will be more before the $30 million project is over by the fall of this year.

MDOT officials say the next project that people will see is the opening of the new diverging diamond interchange on D'Iberville Boulevard at I-10.

That should be complete by late spring or early summer.

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