Mayor Chandler reminds drivers to prepare for construction on I-20 rehab project starting Monday

Published: Sep. 15, 2023 at 2:50 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2023 at 3:20 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT/BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - Construction on I-20 will begin soon.

News release from the City of Bossier:

Lights, Camera... I-20 Construction ! Mayor Chandler Offers Final Reminder to Our Area

Get Ready! Get Ready! I-20 Construction will begin Monday, September 18th. Mayor Tommy Chandler wants to once again prepare ALL drivers in our City to prepare for a drastic traffic slow down. Those who must commute for school and work should be prepared to adjust their schedules as needed. Though the construction is on I-20 all of our major traffic areas will be impacted. Mayor Chandler encourages our citizens to plan ahead, be careful, be patient and be positive. The time for I-20 construction is here.

[Previous Coverage: LaDOTD announces start date for construction on I-20 rehab project]

Lane closures will begin Sept. 18, 2023.
Lane closures will begin Sept. 18, 2023.(DOTD)

Lane closures will be put into place in east and westbound directions from near Hamilton Road to Industrial Drive in Bossier City.

From LaDOTD:

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development reminds motorists that Phase 1 of the I-20 major rehabilitation project in Bossier City is kicking off on Monday, September 18, 2023, and DOTD urges you to plan your commute accordingly.

I-20 eastbound and westbound from Hamilton Road to Industrial Drive will be reduced to one lane as construction on the long-awaited project gets underway.

Phase 1, which allows the outside shoulder to be rebuilt to handle traffic, will be in place for approximately 2 months.

Phase 2 includes removing and replacing the existing inside lane and shoulder, lasting approximately 10 months. Traffic will be shifted to the outside lane.

Phase 3 consists of shifting traffic to the newly built inside lanes, and reconstructing the outside lane and roadway shoulder. This phase also includes rehabilitating the Barksdale Blvd., Old Minden Road, Airline Drive, and Industrial Drive on and off-ramps, and will last about one year.