I-49 from Shreveport to the Arkansas border is open!
Look how far we've come!
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.
Arkansas voters are leaning toward supporting long-term highway funding, an important step towards building state matching funds for Interstate 49.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has tapped Springdale businessman Philip Taldo for highway commissioner.
AR Good Roads Commissioner Craig Douglass comments on how the Panama Canal opening could impact Arkansas highways and create a greater demand for I-49 completion.
P.O. Box 101 • Shreveport, LA 71161
Phone: (318) 207-1292