In an effort to help minimize traffic congestion when vehicles exit Barksdale Air Force Base at the conclusion of the "Defenders of Liberty" Air Show on April 24 and 25, traffic flow adjustments will be put into effect at the Shreveport Gate (also known as the West Gate).
When the gates to Barksdale Air Force Base open at 9 a.m. each day for the event, traffic entering the base will run in its normal configuration. When the air show ends all four lanes of traffic at the Shreveport Gate will be designated for outbound traffic only. This configuration is will go into effect at approximately 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The traffic flow for exiting vehicles at the Bossier Gate (also known as the North Gate) will remain unchanged.
Additional Bossier City police officers will be stationed at Barksdale Boulevard and Westgate
Lane and at other nearby intersections to help traffic entering and exiting the base move as quickly and safely as possible.