PROJECT UPDATE: Tarbutton Rd. overpass & I-20 interchange project in Lincoln Parish hits milestone
Monday, October 07, 2019 at 11:06:28 AM

PROJECT UPDATE: Tarbutton Rd. overpass & I-20 interchange project in Lincoln Parish hits milestone

RUSTON - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces a milestone in the Tarbutton Road overpass and I-20 interchange project in Ruston, Lincoln Parish.

The newly constructed Tarbutton Road overpass over I-20 is now open to traffic following the removal of the old bridge. Tarbutton Road approaching each end of the overpass is being built on an adjusted alignment to greatly improve traffic flow in the area.

Currently, Tarbutton Road from the South Service Road to LA 150 on the south side of the overpass is closed for continued work on the new roadway and alignment. Construction on the section of Tarbutton Road on the north side of the overpass near Ruston Junior High School is nearing completion.

Additionally, the new Tarbutton/I-20 interchange ramps have been constructed, which will provide congestion relief on the other I-20 interchanges in Ruston, as well as promote development along the Tarbutton corridor.

Final work will include guardrail installation around the overpass columns, median cable barrier replacement where gaps were created during the project, and grading, seeding and dressing of slopes, along with permanent signage and striping.

The entire project is expected to wrap up in late Spring/early Summer 2020, weather permitting.

DOTD appreciates the motoring public’s patience and reminds drivers to please exercise caution when traveling through work zones, and be on the lookout for crews and their equipment.

Motorists can access the latest updates on real-time traffic and road conditions using the 511 Traveler Information System by dialing 511 from the phone and saying the route or region for which they’re seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Motorists can also access this information by visiting the 511 website at or by downloading the 511 mobile app.

(Photo source: JB James Construction. Note: Photo taken before removal of old Tarbutton Rd. overpass)