Just a week before the busy holiday weekend, a major interstate will be shut down completely.
According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation, on Friday, May 15, 2015, the east and westbound lanes of I-220, near Shreveport, will be shut down.
“All lanes of I-220 both Westbound and Eastbound in Caddo Parish will be closed to all traffic from La. 1 / U.S. 71 (North Market Street) to I-20 (at the La. 3132 Interchange). This work is anticipated to last two days (2) and three (3) nights weather permitting.” the Louisiana Department of Transportation states.
“The lane/road closures will be in place 24 hours a day from 8:00 pm on Friday, May 15, 2015 until 4:00 am Monday, May 18, 2015.”
While the interstate is shut down, crews will begin working on installing a temporary concrete barrier wall in the westbound lanes. In addition, new transmission lines will be installed across I-220. The Department says the work is “necessary to continue new construction of the I-49 North/I-220 Interchange.”
Crews will also be working on installing overhead sign trusses on I-220 to the Cross Lake Bridge, Lakeshore, Jefferson Paige and Inner Loop exits.
The road closure is expected to end on Monday, May 18th at 4:00 a.m.
From Louisiana Department of Transportation:
All east bound traffic traveling on I-20 for I-220 eastbound to remain eastbound on I-20 to Exit 11 then west on I-220 to Exit 7A US 71 / LA 1 South to Shreveport or Exit 7B US 71/ LA 1 North Texarkana.
All west bound traffic traveling on I-20 for I-220 may use Exit 26 (to travel west on I-220) to Exit 7A US 71 / LA 1 South to Shreveport or Exit 7B US 71/ LA 1 North Texarkana.
All traffic for I-49 North to Texarkana traveling east bound I-20 to Exit 11 then west on I-220 to Exit 7B US 71 / LA1 North to Texarkana and I-49 North.
All traffic for I-49 North to Texarkana traveling west bound I-20 to Exit 26 then west on I-220 to Exit 7B US 71 / LA1 North to Texarkana and I-49 North.
Westbound traveling on LA 3132 to Exit 1C East I-20 towards Monroe or Exit 1B West towards Dallas.
Traffic is restricted to this section during the road closure.
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.