Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington is pleased to announce the reopening of the Arthur Ray Teague Substation in south Bossier Parish.
“We’re glad to have the substation up and running after the Red River took its toll on the building,” said Sheriff Whittington. “The substation serves as a convenient location for residents in the southern part of the parish, and it gives folks a place to pay their taxes, courts fees, fines and tickets without having to drive to the Viking Substation or the Benton Courthouse.”
The ART substation was closed in late May when the Red River kept rising, ultimately topping the banks of the sand bags that were placed well above the predicted crest. Despite the preparations to keep water out, which included more than 20,000 sand bags, roughly four feet of water made its way into the building.
The facility sustained significant damage from the historic Red River flooding and had to be completely renovated.
The substation, which is located at 3135 Arthur Ray Teague Parkway, Bossier City, is the home of the Bossier Sheriff’s Office Marine Patrol, in addition to the services that are provided as a substation.