Portion Of I-220 In Louisiana To Completely Shut Down This Weekend

A full closure of Highway 18 between Big Bear Dam and Snow Valley begins Oct. 6 running through Oct. 31.

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:

Alternate Route: 
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.

Restriction/Permit:
Traffic is restricted to this section during the road closure.

Safety Reminder:
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.