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

Beginning Monday, Jan. 4, at 7 a.m., the Swan Lake Road on-ramp to I-220 W and the I-220 E exit ramp to Swan Lake Road in Bossier Parish will be closed. These ramp closures are anticipated to last approximately 45 days, weather permitting, and are associated with the ongoing Swan Lake Road widening project that is currently under construction at the I-220 interchange. This project is being managed by the Bossier Parish Police Jury.

Alternate Route:

  • Southbound Swan Lake Road motorists wishing to travel west on I-220 will be detoured to I-220 E to Shed Road, and then routed to I-220 W
  • I-220 E motorists wishing to exit onto Swan Lake Road will be detoured to Shed Road and routed to I-220 W to Swan Lake Road

Daily and nightly intermittent lane and/or shoulder closures on I-20 eastbound and westbound at the I-220 interchange in Bossier Parish are still in place and will continue, as of Friday, Jan. 1. These lane/shoulder closures are associated with the I-20/I-220 Barksdale Air Force Base Interchange project that is currently under construction in Bossier Parish. 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.

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)

Beginning Friday, Jan. 15, there will be intermittent road closures on US 171 (Mansfield Road) at the Union Pacific railroad overpass in Keithville, Caddo Parish. These closures are necessary to allow Union Pacific Railroad crews to make repairs to the RR overpass. These road closures are located just north of Keithville Elementary/Middle School. The revised closure schedule is as follows:

  • Friday, Jan. 15 & Saturday, Jan. 16 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. – northbound lanes closed
  • Sunday, Jan. 17 & Monday, Jan. 18 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. – southbound lanes closed
  • Tuesday, Jan. 19 from 3:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. – northbound lanes closed
  • *REVISED* - Tuesday, Jan. 26 from 3:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. - southbound lanes closed
  • *REVISED* - Wednesday, Jan. 27 from 3:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. - southbound lanes closed
  • *REVISED* - Thursday, Jan. 28 from 3:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. - northbound lanes closed
  • *REVISED* - Friday, Jan. 29 from 3:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. – northbound lanes closed
  • *REVISED* - Saturday, Jan. 30 from 3:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. - both directions of travel closed
  • *REVISED* - Sunday, Jan. 31 from 3:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. - southbound lanes closed
  • *REVISED* - Monday, Feb. 1 from 3:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. - northbound lanes closed

Alternate Route: Total road closure. All vehicles will need to detour. Signage will be in place to direct motorists.

Beginning Monday, Jan. 18 and continuing through Wednesday, Jan. 20, one southbound lane on Airline Drive from Kingston Road to Swan Lake Road will be closed to traffic due to construction that will expand a business parking lot. Construction activity will be ongoing in that area for approximately the next month and another inside lane closure could be expected due to heavy construction traffic. Motorists are asked to exercise caution and to be on the lookout for workers and equipment when driving through construction areas.

On Wednesday, Jan. 27, LA 169 (Greenwood Mooringsport Road) just north of Blanchard Latex Road (Parish Road 6) will be closed at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing in Caddo Parish. Work is scheduled to take place from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. This closure is located approximately five miles west of the Town of Blanchard, and is necessary to allow railroad crews to make repairs to the tracks.

Alternate Route: Total road closure. Detour signage will be in place.


BOWIE COUNTY, TEXAS

WORK ONGOING THROUGH JAN. 23

  • 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.

CASS COUNTY, TEXAS

WORK ONGOING THROUGH JAN. 23

  • SH 8 – At Sulphur River, replacing bridges

HARRISON COUNTY, TEXAS

WORK ONGOING THROUGH JAN. 23

  • 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

MARION COUNTY, TEXAS

WORK ONGOING THROUGH JAN. 23

  • US 59 – At Big Cypress Creek, repairing portions of concrete bridge. Daily lane closures.

MORRIS COUNTY, TEXAS

WORK ONGOING THROUGH JAN. 23

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

PANOLA COUNTY, TEXAS

WORK ONGOING THROUGH JAN. 23

  • 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

RED RIVER PARISH, LOUISIANA

Beginning Monday, Jan. 25, the LA 515 bridge over Coushatta Bayou, near Crichton, in Red River Parish will be closed for necessary bridge repair. This closure is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m., and will continue until Friday, Jan. 29. This bridge is located approximately 1.1 miles north of US 71.

Alternate Route: Total road closure. All vehicles will need to detour using US 71 to LA 514 to LA 515.


TITUS COUNTY, TEXAS

WORK ONGOING THROUGH JAN. 23

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

WEBSTER PARISH, LOUISIANA

On Wednesday, Jan. 13, one lane of the LA 159 (US 371) northbound bridge over KCS Railroad in Minden in Webster Parish will be closed for routine bridge inspection. This lane closure is scheduled to take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting. The bridge is located approximately 0.1 miles north of I-20.

Alternate Route: This lane closure will allow vehicles 10 feet wide or smaller to pass through the bridge inspection zone. Larger vehicles must detour using I-20 westbound to US 371 northbound to LA 159.


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