October 27, 2023
The Northwest Louisiana Council of Governments' Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Committee and Board of Directors will be meeting Friday October 27, 2023 - 9:00 am at the offices of NLCOG, 625 Texas Street, Shreveport, LA 71101.
October 17, 2023
The I-49 Connector project is in the enviromental assessment phase, and the public is invited to attend this community input meeting.Open House
September 14, 2023
The Federal Highway administration (FHWA) has determined that Alternative B2 (the Selected Alternative) will not have any significant impact on the human environment.
September 18, 2023-2025
Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 18, 2023, with lane closures being put into place in both the eastbound and westbound directions on I-20 from near Hamilton Road to Industrial Drive (LA 782-2) in Bossier City.
All through traffic on I-20 is asked to utilize I-220 as an alternate route to avoid delays in the construction zone.
The entire project is anticipated to be complete in late 2025.
Right lane closed in both directions to allow for construction of temporary diversion pavement on outside shoulder in order to handle traffic load. Approximately 2 months
August 9, 2023 - September 23, 2023
The Northwest Louisiana Council of Governments (NLCOG) requests qualified consultants to develop a Regional Active Transportation Plan for the Northwest Louisiana Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). This plan will become the staged improvement plan for non-motorized projects to be included as an amendment to the current Metropolitan Transportation Plan.
The proposal must be received by 3:00pm C.S.T. on 09/06/2023.Request for Qualifications (RFQ)
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that beginning on Friday, July 14, 2023 at approximately 6:00 a.m., the eastbound right lane of I-20 in advance of Exit 33 (LA 157) in Haughton/Fillmore, Bossier Parish will be closed.
This traffic configuration will last continuously until Monday, July 17, 2023 at 5:00 a.m., and is necessary to allow construction work to proceed as part of a project to extend the length of the exit ramp in order to improve safety and operation of the ramp.
Exit 33 will remain open during this work.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises motorists that beginning on Monday, June 19, 2023, the LA 511 (Jimmie Davis Hwy/70th Street) bridge over the Red River in Caddo and Bossier Parishes will closed nightly.
These bridge closures are scheduled to take place from Monday, June 19th through Friday, June 23rd, from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. each night, and are necessary to allow for preliminary design work related to the Jimmie Davis Bridge replacement project.
The Northwest Louisiana Council of Governments (NLCOG) and the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has received a number of public comments concerning the current posture of the I-49 ICC Environmental Process, and in particular the current investigation into the viability of Build Alternative 3A. NLCOG appreciates the community's continued involvement in the process, and can appreciate that frustration may result from the monumental undertaking of an Environmental Impact Statement created for projects in urban areas. We have been diligently working through the federally required NEPA process for the I-49 Inner City Connector to develop alternatives that meet the project's purpose and need, while being mindful of the area's natural and built environment.
February 8, 2023
The January 20, 2023 meeting of NLCOG's Transportation Policy Committee included an update on the current status of the I-49 ICC project. The slides provide an update to the I-49 ICC EIS project and present a path forward pertaining to a new study corridor (i.e., 3A) that circumvents the Allendale neighborhood to the east and is closer to downtown.