Friday, June 21, 2024

PROJECT UPDATE: Old Minden Rd. interchange to close for reconstruction as part of I-20 rehabilitation

by BPT Staff
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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that the I-20 major rehabilitation project in Bossier City continues to make progress, and will soon be reconstructing one of the interchanges along the route.

Beginning Wednesday, May 29, 2024, the I-20 on and off-ramps at LA 72 (Old Minden Road) will be closed to allow the contractor to remove the existing pavement and roadway base, and replace with new base and concrete. This applies to the ramps in both directions.

This interchange closure is anticipated to be in place until mid-August 2024, weather permitting. The time frame for this interchange work was planned to take place while school is not in session.

Motorists can access I-20 from the Benton Road or Airline Drive interchange, or avoid construction and use the primary detour of I-220.

As a reminder, the other interchanges (on and off-ramps) from Benton Road to Industrial Drive will also be removed and rebuilt, though none will be closed simultaneously.

Other construction work on the project is continuing, including drainage improvements, pouring concrete for roadway approaches to bridges, and dirt work in preparation for laying new roadway base.

Additionally, the 18-wheeler prohibition signage has been supplemented with the image of a truck to enhance the messaging. Large commercial motor vehicles are prohibited under Louisiana Revised Statute 32:237 due to narrow lane widths in the reconstruction section from Hamilton Road to Industrial Drive.

These vehicles are required to utilize I-220 as an alternate route.

Click here to read more about the project, and access additional resources and information.

Safety reminder:

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

Area residents should exercise caution when driving, walking, or biking near an active construction zone.

Additional information:

Call 511, visit www.511la.org, or download the Louisiana 511 mobile app for additional information. Out-of-state travelers may call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at www.dotd.la.gov, by selecting MyDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.

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