And so it begins!

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As we wrote several months ago, I-20 in the Bossier City area is about to see some major reconstruction, and it looks like the initial stages of that project are set to begin tomorrow, August 29.

The long-awaited $117,656,250 project will include full reconstruction of all lanes of I-20 from just west of LA 3 (Benton Road) near Hamilton Road to LA 782-2 (Industrial Drive). The pavement will be removed down to the roadway sub-base and replaced along this 3.5 mile section of interstate.

This reconstruction will be performed in phases, and also includes all on and off-ramps of the five interchanges between Benton Road and Industrial Drive in Bossier City.

“This is a significant project, not just for Shreveport-Bossier, but for the northwest region as a whole,” said DOTD Secretary Eric Kalivoda. “A critical investment like this in our interstate system translates to our continued ability to move goods and services efficiently, as well as to provide the travel experience residents and visitors expect.”

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According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, motorists are advised that the following nighttime lane closures for I-20 in Shreveport and Bossier City have been scheduled to allow for signage installation in preparation for the upcoming major rehabilitation project to repair the interstate.

Nighttime Closures For Tuesday, August 29

    • I-20 eastbound left lane from Spring Street to Hamilton Road – 7:00 pm to 6:00 am
    • I-20 westbound overpass at Old Minden Road – 6:00 pm to 6:00 am
    • I-20 westbound left lane from Airline Drive to Market Street – 7:00 pm to 6:00 am
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Nighttime Closures For Wednesday, August 30

  • I-20 eastbound right lane from Spring Street to Hamilton Road – 7:00 pm to 6:00 am
  • I-20 westbound right lane from Airline Drive to Market Street – 7:00 pm to 6:00 am
    Restrictions/Permits: N/A

The DOTD reminds all motorists that this work will be done, weather permitting, so delays or postponements could occur if implement weather necessitates.

Additionally, the DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

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