I-220 at Swan Lake Ramps Closing This Week
You know what keeps me up at night? Paradoxes. Things like a message on your computer saying "No keyboard detected, press F1 to continue," or what would happen if Pinocchio said "My nose will grow."? Those are just examples, here's a real one: If road construction and repair in the Shreveport / Bossier City area never ends - why are the roads so bad?"
Yet another example of this very phenomenon could cause a commuting nightmare this week in Bossier City. The I-220 ramps that connect the highway to Swan Lake Road will be shutting down. For folks that live or work off of Swan Lake in North Bossier will have to find alternate (and possibly longer) routes to get through their daily routine. Additionally, parents of kids who attend W.T Lewis Elementary School (go Bulldogs!) will have to find another way to access the car line for drop-off and pick-up.
According to the Bossier Press Tribune, the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) will shut down the ramps on Monday, January 4th. The project is expected to last at least 45 days, but could be longer as the work continues as long as the weather cooperates.
Luckily, the DOTD has suggested the following alternate routes for affected drivers:
– Southbound Swan Lake Road motorists wishing to travel west on I-220 will be detoured to I-220 eastbound to Shed Road, and then routed to I-220 westbound.
– I-220 eastbound motorists wishing to exit onto Swan Lake Road will be detoured to Shed Road and routed to I-220 westbound to Swan Lake Road.