Local congressman urges quick action on I-49 Inner City Connector

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) sent a letter Friday to the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) requesting quick review of the Cultural Resources Survey for the I-49 Inner City Connector in Shreveport.

SHPO’s review of the survey will allow the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development to move forward on a project that has been delayed for more than seven years.

“The completion of I-49 through Shreveport has been needlessly delayed for too many years by big government bureaucracy, and enough is enough. Our entire region’s economy will benefit greatly from a fully connected I-49, and we must demand immediate action to make this a top priority,” Johnson said in an emailed statement.