I-20 in Monroe to get a facelift

MONROE, La. (AP) - A major rehabilitation project on Interstate 20 in Monroe will begin on Monday.

According to Saturday's News Star, the $14.7 million project calls for the existing concrete surface of the interstate to be turned into rubble and used as a base layer for a 6-to-9-inch asphalt road surface. Work on the section of I-20 is expected to take up to six months to complete.

The stretch of I-20 being rehabilitated is one of the three worst sections of I-20 in northeastern Louisiana, according to Marshall Hill, district administrator for the state Department of Transportation and Development in Monroe.

The interstate was built in the 1960s with concrete and has only been occasionally patched in the decades since its construction.

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