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 is not just a highway. It's an economic engine that is changing communities in western Missouri. View the MoDOT video presentation here.
On August 5, Missouri voters will determine the fate of Amendment 7 which is projected to raise about $5 Billion for transportation improvements throughout Missouri over a ten-year period. The I-49 International Coalition endorses the passage of Amendment 7.
I-49 International Coalition - Board of Directors Conference Call
Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 2:00 PM
P.O. Box 101 • Shreveport, LA 71161
Phone: (318) 207-1292