UPDATE - LANE CLOSURE: I-20 westbound off-ramp at Exit 69 (Arcadia/Dubach), Bienville Parish
Friday, July 15, 2022 at 8:39:13 AM

UPDATE - LANE CLOSURE: I-20 westbound off-ramp at Exit 69 (Arcadia/Dubach), Bienville Parish

(UPDATE 7/15/2022): DOTD advises motorists that beginning on Thursday, July 21, 2022, the right lane and shoulder of the I-20 westbound off-ramp at Exit 69 (Arcadia/Dubach) in Bienville Parish will be closed.

This lane/shoulder closure is anticipated to last approximately one week, and is necessary to allow the contractor to continue working to extend the deceleration lane at this location.

(Original notification 7/29/2022):

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces a project to improve safety and traffic flow at the I-20 westbound off-ramp at Exit 69 (Arcadia/Dubach) in Bienville Parish.

Beginning on Tuesday, July 5, 2022, there will be a shoulder closure at this exit as work begins.

The $454,572 project will lengthen the deceleration lane to allow for greater vehicle storage capacity as motorists prepare to reduce their speed and exit.

These types of projects also decrease the number of conflicts between slower and higher speed vehicles on the interstate, improving safety at the interchange.

Extending the deceleration lane also reduces the delay associated with the stop-and-go effect that interrupts normal traffic flow on the ramp.

Intermittent lane closures will be necessary as the project moves forward, and further information will be provided at that time.

The entire project is anticipated to be complete in Fall 2022, weather permitting.

Alternate Route: N/A

Permits/Restrictions: 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.

Additional information:

Call 511, visit www.511la.org, or download the Louisiana 511 mobile app 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

Map indicates location of deceleration lane extension project on I-20 westbound at Exit 69, Bienville Parish.