FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Road closures/lane shifts in the ArkLaTex

FIRST ALERT TRAFFIC: Road closures/lane shifts in the ArkLaTex
(Source: Erin Buchanan/LaDOTD)

(KSLA) — Here are ongoing road closures and lane shifts in the ArkLaTex.

SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER

Hamilton Road between Cox and Green streets will be closed to all traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian, beginning Thursday, Jan. 14. Hamilton Road between Barksdale Boulevard, U.S. Highway 71, and East Texas Street, U.S. Highway 80, will be closed to all thru traffic beginning Thursday, Jan. 14. Traffic control signage will be in place. The roadway closures are expected to be in place for a period of five months as Kansas City Southern (KCS) railroad replaces the railroad overpass near Cox and Green streets. The estimated completion date for replacing the entire structure is June of 2021.

Hamilton Road closure map
Hamilton Road closure map (Source: Bossier Parish)

Daily and nightly intermittent lane and/or shoulder closures on I-20 eastbound and westbound at the I-220 interchange are still in place and will continue, as of Tuesday, April 13. These lane/shoulder closures are associated with the I-20/I-220 Barksdale Air Force Base Interchange project that is currently under construction. The intermittent lane/shoulder closures on I-20 are expected to last approximately 30 days as the project moves forward. Other intermittent ramp closures at the interchange may be necessary as work progresses. The entire project, which is extending southward from the existing interchange creating a new road into BAFB, is anticipated to be complete in late 2021, weather permitting. Alternate Route: Detour signage will be in place when necessary.

A project to remove and replace the bridge over Black Bayou Reservoir on Linton Road will begin Tuesday, April 20 with a complete closure of the bridge. The $5 million project involves the removal and replacement of the existing structure, as well as the construction of a new retaining wall. Other work includes new drainage structures, asphalt base and pavement, and roadway striping. Northbound traffic will be detoured on LA 3 (Benton Road) to LA 162 to Linton Cutoff Road and back to Linton Road. Southbound traffic will be detoured on Linton Road to Linton Cutoff Road to LA 162 to LA 3 southbound. Due to the location of Benton Elementary School on LA 162, traffic patterns will be closely monitored at peak travel times once the closure goes into effect to determine any necessary timing adjustments to the traffic signal at the intersection of LA 162 and LA 3. Other adjustments may be made as traffic volumes and patterns change during the project. While some delays and congestion are to be expected, especially during peak travel times, DOTD and BPPJ will take appropriate measures to alleviate that congestion as much as possible. The entire replacement project is anticipated to be complete in early summer of 2022, with progress dependent on weather conditions. The bridge was built in 1978 and is owned and maintained by the Bossier Parish Police Jury (BPPJ).

Police jury highway department crews will begin construction Tuesday, April 13 on the bridge on Goodman Springs Road .37 miles east of its intersection with Mott Road. Work on the bridge is expected to last about one month. The road will be closed during this time. Addresses ranging from 100 to 179 Goodman Springs Rd. can be accessed from Mott Road. Addresses ranging from 180 to 416 Goodman Springs Rd. can be accessed from Mott Oilfield Road.

Beginning Monday, March 29, the I-220 westbound off-ramp to Swan Lake Road in Bossier Parish will be closed. This closure is part of the ongoing Swan Lake Road widening project and is expected to last approximately 14 days. Alternate Route: I-220 westbound traffic wishing to exit to Swan Lake Road will be detoured to Airline Drive and routed to I-220 eastbound to Swan Lake Road.

Beginning April 5, the parish’s bridge located on Mayo Road in south Caddo will be closed to allow the Caddo Parish Department of Public Works to replace the structure. The Public Works Department will be replacing the bridge and conducting associated road improvements. These improvements will ensure decades of durability, safety, and access for motorists that utilize the bridge. Mayo Road will be accessible from Wallace Lake Road or Linwood Avenue. Motorists are asked to use Flournoy Lucas Road as a detour route. Construction is expected to be completed by early June. Citizens interested in monitoring the status of the project can watch its completion in real time by viewing the parish’s ProjectCAM, which provides continuous, real-time video of the project in process, and can be viewed at the parish’s website here.

Beginning Tuesday, April 6, there will be intermittent lane closures at the Hollywood Avenue interchange with I-49 in Shreveport. These lane closures will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day, and are necessary to allow KCS Railroad to perform maintenance to their railroad overpass at this location. The anticipated lane closure schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, April 9: One lane of the I-49 southbound off ramp to Hollywood Ave.
  • Monday, April 12: One lane of the I-49 southbound off ramp to Hollywood Ave.
  • Tuesday, April 13: One lane of the I-49 northbound ramp to Hollywood Ave. westbound and Hollywood Ave. eastbound turn lane to I-49 northbound
  • Wednesday, April 14: Hollywood Ave. eastbound turn lane to I-49 northbound and Hollywood Ave. eastbound right lane
  • Thursday, April 15: Hollywood Ave. eastbound right lane and Hollywood Ave. eastbound turn lane to I-49 southbound

These lane closures will be monitored for congestion and times will be adjusted if necessary.

Beginning Monday, April 12, the bridge on Linwood Avenue between Southern Loop and Barron Road will be closed to replace the structure. Construction is expected to be completed by early July. Motorists are asked to use I-49 as the detour route.


CADDO PARISH, LOUISIANA

  • Beginning Feb. 24, the Keithville-Springridge Road Bridge (accessible from Old Mansfield Road and Colquitt Road) will be closed to allow the Caddo Parish Department of Public Works to replace the structure. The Public Works Department will be replacing the bridge and conducting associated road improvements to enhance use of the bridge. These improvements will ensure decades of durability, safety, and access for motorists that utilize the bridge as means for travel. Construction is expected to take approximately 60 days. Williams Road may be used as an alternate route. Citizens interested in monitoring the status of the project can watch its completion in real time by viewing the parish’s ProjectCAM. ProjectCAM provides continuous, real-time video of the project in process, and can be viewed at the parish’s website at caddo.org.

BOWIE COUNTY, TEXAS

WORK ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 24

  • I-30 – From FM 989 to Arkansas state line, widening highway. Reconstructing and widening highway. Eastbound traffic moved to the outside lanes.
  • SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges
  • SH 93 – Between US 82 and US 67, installing sidewalks
  • SH 98 – At Anderson Creek, replacing bridge. All traffic restricted to one lane with signal lights controlling traffic through work zone.

Maintenance will be performed on the intersection of Walton Drive and Frumkin Lane in Texarkana beginning April 8. Milling of the intersection with begin April 8, and paving will begin April 12, weather permitting. Traffic control accommodations will be made to ensure proper traffic flow.


CASS COUNTY, TEXAS

WORK ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 24

  • SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges

CLAIBORNE PARISH, LOUISIANA

  • Beginning Monday, March 22, there will be intermittent lane closures on LA 146 near the Town of Homer in Claiborne Parish. These intermittent lane closures will take place in both directions, though not at the same time, over the next 30 days. This is to allow soil borings to be taken related to a planned bridge replacement project on LA 146. The intermittent lane closures will be located between Kings Point Road and LA 518 near Lake Claiborne. Flagging operations will be in place to direct traffic.

COLUMBIA COUNTY, ARKANSAS

  • Highway 82 E is closed for a stretch of 5.77 miles between Highway 79 and N Columbia Road. Closure will take place daily until further notice.

HARRISON COUNTY, TEXAS

WORK ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 24

  • I-20 – From Gregg County Line to Louisiana state line, repairing concrete pavement in westbound lanes. Daytime lane closures.
  • US 59 – From one mile south of FM 1997 to FM 1793, installing safety barrier cable. Daily lane closures.
  • SH 43 – At Kansas City Southern Railroad in Karnack, widening bridge over railroad. All traffic restricted to one lane with signal lights controlling traffic through work zone.
  • FM 1186 – From US 59 to Panola County line, installing safety end treatments on culverts

HEMPSTEAD COUNTY, ARKANSAS

  • Highway 195 between 355 and Columbus Street in Washington will have alternating north and southbound closures until further notice. Closures will occur daily, Monday through Saturday.

MARION COUNTY, TEXAS

WORK ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 24

  • US 59 – From SH 49 to two miles north of SH 49, resurfacing highway

MORRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

WORK ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 24

  • SH 49 – From Titus County line to FM 144, repairing and resurfacing highway

PANOLA COUNTY, TEXAS

WORK ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 24

  • US 79 – From SH 149 to Rusk County line, repairing and resurfacing highway
  • US 59 (NE Loop) – From US 59 North to US 79 East, repairing and resurfacing highway. On and off ramps at US 59 and NE Loop closed, traffic detoured accordingly.
  • SH 315 – From West Loop in Carthage to Rusk County line, installing safety end treatments on culverts

TITUS COUNTY, TEXAS

WORK ONGOING THROUGH APRIL 24

  • SH 49 – From FM 1735 to Morris County Line, repairing and resurfacing highway

RED RIVER PARISH, LOUISIANA

  • Starting Monday, March 8, US 84 at Union Pacific Railroad crossing west of its intersection with LA 1 in Grand Bayou will be closed. The work is scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. Alternate Route: I-49 to LA 509 to LA 1 (detour signage will be in place)

WEBSTER PARISH, LOUISIANA

  • The northbound left turn lane on US 371 at the intersection with US 80 in Dixie Inn will soon be extended to allow for additional vehicle capacity and improved safety. This is the left turn lane from US 371 northbound onto US 80 westbound, just north of I-20. This project will require intermittent lane closures at this intersection beginning Monday, April 12 in order to allow the contractor to work safely. Motorists should be aware of the active construction once it begins and drive with caution through the work zone. When complete, the northbound left turn lane will be extended approximately 100 feet, allowing additional room for more vehicles to utilize the turn lane and avoid backing up into the travel lane. The entire $300,000 project is anticipated to be complete in late summer, weather permitting.
  • Beginning Wednesday, April 14, there will be intermittent nighttime lane closures on I-20 in both directions (though not at the same time) at the LA 532 overpass near Minden. These nighttime lane closures are scheduled to take place from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. over the next approximately three weeks, and are related to the ongoing project to replace the LA 532 overpass. The girders for the new bridge have been put in place, and the contractor is currently conducting concrete formwork over the interstate, which requires lane closures for the safety of both motorists and construction workers.

CLAIBORNE PARISH, LOUISIANA

  • Beginning Monday, March 22, there will be intermittent lane closures in both directions on LA 146 near Homer. The road work is expected to take 30 days. The lane closures will be between Kings Point Road and LA 518 near Lake Claiborne. Flagging operations will be in place to direct traffic. This work will be performed weather permitting.

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