RAMP/LANE CLOSURES: I-49 at I-20, Caddo Parish
Friday, August 02, 2019 at 9:15:35 AM

RAMP/LANE CLOSURES: I-49 at I-20, Caddo Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that on Saturday, August 3, 2019, the I-49 northbound ramp to I-20 westbound in Shreveport, Caddo Parish will be closed from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Additionally, one lane of the I-49 northbound ramp to I-20 eastbound will be closed on Saturday, August 3 and Sunday, August 4, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

The purpose of these nightly ramp and lane closures is to allow the contractor to perform work related to the project to repair the joints on interstate bridge decks in Caddo, Webster and Bienville Parishes.

Expansion joints between the roadway and approach panels to a bridge allow for absorption of the expansion of highway pavement. These joints are designed to safely absorb the heat-induced expansion and contraction of construction materials, vibration, and to hold various portions of the roadway together.

Alternate route: N/A

Restrictions/Permits: N/A

This work will be performed WEATHER PERMITTING.

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.

Area residents should exercise caution when driving, walking, or biking near an active construction zone.

Call 511 or visit www.511la.org for additional information. Out-of-state travelers may call I-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.

Contact information:

Erin Buchanan
Public Information Officer
Shreveport-Bossier District
(318) 549-8402