UPDATE - REOPENED: I-20 westbound at Airline Drive, Bossier Parish
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 at 5:46:25 AM

UPDATE - REOPENED: I-20 westbound at Airline Drive, Bossier Parish

UPDATE: This work is complete and the interstate has been REOPENED.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 beginning at midnight, all lanes of I-20 westbound from LA 3105 (Airline Drive) to LA 72 (Old Minden Road) in Bossier City will be closed. This closure is necessary to allow for the removal of a damaged overhead sign truss.

Through traffic on I-20 westbound will be forced to exit onto I-220. The I-20 westbound on-ramp from I-220 will remain open, but any westbound traffic will then be forced to exit at Airline Drive. Traffic will then be able to access I-20 westbound at Old Minden Road.

The interstate is expected to be reopened by 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 8th, providing there are no unforeseen issues encountered during operations that require an extension of the closure. The removal of the damaged overhead sign truss is in the interest of the safety of the traveling public.

I-20 eastbound will not be affected by this work.

Alternate Route: Detour signs will be in place.

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