Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Old Minden Road Interchange to Close for Reconstruction as Part of I-20 Rehabilitation

by BIZ Magazine

BOSSIER CITY – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces continued progress on the I-20 major rehabilitation project in Bossier City, with a significant reconstruction phase set to begin soon.

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

This interchange closure is expected to remain in effect until mid-August 2024, weather permitting. The schedule was planned to coincide with the school summer break to minimize disruption.

Motorists can access I-20 via the Benton Road or Airline Drive interchanges or avoid construction by using the primary detour of I-220.

As a reminder, other interchanges from Benton Road to Industrial Drive will also undergo removal and rebuilding, but none will be closed simultaneously.

Additional construction work is ongoing, including drainage improvements, pouring concrete for roadway approaches to bridges, and dirt work in preparation for laying new roadway base.

The signage for the 18-wheeler prohibition has been enhanced with the image of a truck to reinforce the message. 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 must use I-220 as an alternate route.

For more information about the project and to access additional resources, click here.

Safety Reminder:

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to drive cautiously through the construction site and be alert for work crews and their equipment. Area residents should exercise caution when driving, walking, or biking near active construction zones.

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