Shreveport traffic advisories

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – Starting today West 70th street will be closed to thru traffic between Broadacres and Westport Avenue.

The state will begin widening 70th from two lanes to five. It is part of a larger state road project that has been underway for months along West 70th street. The closure is expected to last three weeks.

Also, the Shreveport-Barksdale bridge over the Red River from Shreveport to Bossier City will be down to one lane, starting at 9 AM until 3 PM. This is only for today so that the state can inspect the bridge.

Drivers are urged to be patient and use caution in these two areas and also watch for crews and equipment as they are driving by.