BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - A major road project in Bossier City is coming to a conclusion soon.
Drivers and businesses along Shed Road have been dealing with inconveniences due to construction since June 2016.
The stretch under construction connects Benton Road and Airline Drive.
But, finally, there’s an end in sight.
The project has seen its share of delays.
City Engineer Mark Hudson says it should be complete within the next month.
"It’s been a long time getting here. Lots of problems, lots of bad weather, lots of unforeseen difficulties have popped up along the way,” he said.
“But I’m optimistic that’s all behind us now."
Over the next 60 days, crews will finish pouring concrete and putting on finishing touches.
"At least one more lane to be poured, a couple driveways to be poured, a lot of cleanups, grading out behind curbs, putting stripes on the road,” Hudson explained.
It will make Shed Road a modern, four-lane highway instead of two lanes.
New underground culverts are expected to improve drainage.
Once this phase is done, the city will have rebuilt all of Shed Road throughout the city over the past 30 years.
Some are looking forward to the finished product.
“I’m glad. I am very glad,” Shed Road resident Larry Sanders said. "I believe it’s gonna help our area. It’s already helped with drainage.”
The multimillion-dollar project was 80 percent federally funded with the rest from the city.