The I-49 North Extension from Shreveport to the Arkansas border is more than half complete, with the remainder under contract or construction except for an interchange at I-220 in Shreveport. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on 4/12/13 to begin construction on the 10th of 11 segments of I-49 between Shreveport and Arkansas. By the end of 2013, several of these segments will be open to traffic between Shreveport and the Arkansas border! The interchange at I-220 will be going to bid in December of this year, with an estimated completion time of three years. The Inner-City Connector through Shreveport will take longer to complete, with the I-220 Bypass serving as the Alternate I-49 route until then.
I-49 International Coalition - Board of Directors Conference Call
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 2:00 PM
Highway officials said signs would be going up starting the week of April 21st changing Instate 540 to Interstate 49.
Power Point presentations from the I-49 South Stakeholders Meeting in Lafayette, LA on 12-5-13
P.O. Box 101 • Shreveport, LA 71161
Phone: (316) 222-1234