Driving East Texas In Bossier Will Be Painful This Week
Bossier City is continuing to work on the city's newest north-south corridor, the Walter O. Bigby Carriageway, one of the largest new pieces of city-maintained infrastructure.
According to bossiercity.org, Phase I of the project is already complete, which included a new roundabout on US 80 (E. Texas Street) at Old Benton Road.
Work has begun on Phase II and will involve the construction of two more roundabouts, one located at Hamilton Road and Water Plant Road, and the other at the intersection of Shed Road and the new 4-lane roadway extension.
Pavement work as part of Phase II continues along Hamilton Road and adjacent to Benton Road as the new roadway takes shape, ultimately tying in to Benton Road just north of Riverwood Drive.
The entire project is anticipated to wrap up in Spring 2024, with progress dependent on weather conditions and other factors that may impact construction timelines.
The purpose of the Walter O. Bigby Carriageway is to provide another segment of roadway to motorists looking to travel on a north-south thoroughfare with limited constraints such as active railroad crossings and multiple intersections.
In conjunction with this work, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced to motorists that beginning today, Monday, August 7 at approximately 8:00 am, the outside lane of US 80 westbound (E. Texas Street) from Youree Street to Hamilton Road in Bossier City will be closed.
This lane closure is anticipated to last seven days, and is associated with ongoing construction on the Walter O. Bigby Carriageway project, managed by the City of Bossier.
As with all projects from the DOTD, this work will be performed weather permitting, so postponements or delays could occur.
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.