Watch Out For Additional Traffic Delays in Shreveport/Bossier
It would appear the old proverb has once again reared it's ugly head. "When it rains, it pours."
Amidst the major construction undertakings in our area including the construction of the new LA 1 bridge over Caddo Lake, and the two-year-long reconstruction project which has crippled traffic on I-20 in Bossier City, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is still charged with keeping our roads safe for all motorists and that comes with the price tag of more traffic delays.
The LADOTD has just issued notice advising all motorists that the following nighttime lane/bridge closures have been scheduled in Caddo & Bossier Parishes for the purpose of routine bridge inspection.
Those dates and locations are as follows:
- Tuesday, November 14th: LA 3032 (Shreveport-Barksdale Bridge) over the Red River, eastbound right lane, from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
- Wednesday, November 15th: I-20 westbound to LA 1 southbound (Market Street), full ramp closure, from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
- Saturday, November 18th: I-220 over the Red River, westbound right lane closure first then eastbound right lane closure, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 a.m.
The LADOTD urges all drivers to pay attention to advance warning signage, remove all distractions, slow down as you enter the work zone, and drive with caution as you encounter crews and equipment.
As with all projects from the LADOTD, this work will be done weather permitting, so with inclement weather, this project could be delayed or rescheduled. Please watch for updates should such a situation arise.
Call 511, visit www.511la.org, or download the Louisiana 511 mobile app for additional information.
Out-of-state travelers may call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at www.dotd.la.gov, by selecting MyDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.
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