Traffic Delays Expected Today in Shreveport for Freedom Convoy
Motorists in Shreveport-Bossier City can expect some delays this afternoon as the Freedom Convoy of over 500 truckers rolls through the Ark-La-Tex.
The Freedom Convoy that's making its way to Washington D.C. will pass through Shreveport-Bossier City this afternoon, Wednesday, March 2, 2022.
After stopping at the Circle J Cowboy Church in Texarkana at 2 pm today, the Freedom Convoy will make its way through the Ark-La-Tex via I-220 and I-20. The purpose of the convoy is to restore freedoms, civil liberties and bring an end to unconstitutional mandates. The convoy hopes to arrive in Washington D.C. by March 7, 2022.
The Shreveport Police Department is advising motorists that the convoy should roll through town around 4 pm this afternoon and will be traveling at the minimum posted speed, potentially causing delays. Here's what the Shreveport Police Department has to say about its plans to handle the event.
A convoy of truckers is expected in Shreveport at approximately 4:00 p.m. They will travel I-220 east from I-20 east and are expected to slow to the minimum posted speed limit of 40 mph. This could create traffic delays.
Should the convoy be larger than expected, police will close I-220 from the Lakeshore drive exit to the Red River Bridge. That closure would be expected to last 30-45 minutes.
Traffic delays along this route are expected.
Many residents are expected to turn out to witness this historic event. Pastor Kay Gilbert from the Cowboy Outreach and Arena of Life in Princeton, LA is inviting folks to come out and line the route in the Haughton area and bring their American flags and signs. They'll have a food truck on hand for refreshments and portapotties.