UPDATE: Revised location for LA 3132 groundbreaking ceremony in Shreveport
Monday, March 06, 2017 at 12:19:12 PM
UPDATE: Revised location for LA 3132 groundbreaking ceremony in Shreveport

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 6, 2017

Contact: Erin Buchanan
Public Information Officer
(318) 549-8402 – office
(318) 347-2076 - cell

UPDATE: In preparation for inclement weather, the location for the groundbreaking ceremony to mark the installation of cable barriers on LA 3132 in Shreveport is being moved to the Caddo Sheriff’s Safety Town facility.

Address: Caddo Sheriff’s Safety Town facility
8910 Jewella Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71118

Original release:

DOTD to hold groundbreaking ceremony for LA 3132 cable barriers

WHO: The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and Secretary Dr. Shawn Wilson, Louisiana State Police representatives, elected officials, and Ms. Tammy Willson

WHAT: A groundbreaking ceremony to mark construction to install cable barriers along LA 3132 in Caddo Parish

WHEN: March 7, 2017
Time: 10 a.m.

WHERE: Caddo Sheriff’s Safety Town facility
8910 Jewella Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71118

MORE INFO: DOTD is announcing the construction of cable barriers along the median of LA 3132 in Shreveport and is honoring the memory of Casey Colley, a young woman who lost her life in a cross-over accident on LA 3132 in December 2013.

Casey’s mother, Tammy Willson, has since been instrumental in working with legislators to have the life-saving cable barriers installed along interstate highways in northwest Louisiana.

Cable barriers are a safety feature designed to deflect a vehicle that enters the median, keeping it from potentially crossing over into oncoming traffic. They are designed to absorb the impact of the collision and hold a vehicle in the median, not pushing the vehicle back into traffic.

Since the first set of cable barriers were installed in late 2008, there have been no incidents of vehicles breaking through the barriers and crossing the median.