DOTD Boss Talks New BAFB Exit, Roads and Jimmie Davis Bridge [VIDEO]
Dr. Shawn Wilson, Secretary of Louisiana's Department of Transportation and Development talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the groundbreaking for the new exit to Barksdale Air Force Base, the state of I-49 and the Shreveport - Bossier infrastructure and the latest plans - if any - to refurbish the Jimmie Davis Bridge.
In the first segment, Wilson updates KEEL listeners on the exit construction, in Bossier City at the intersection of I-20 and I-220.
In the second segment, the Secretary talks about possible solutions to the I-49 stalemate, i.e., whether the controversial "inner city connector" will ever be built. He also addresses the fight for infrastructure dollars between north and south Louisiana.
Finally, in segment three, Dr. Wilson talks about the Jimmie Davis Bridge connecting Shreveport and Bossier City, the truth about the federally protected barn swallows nesting under the structure and the funding necessary to build a new, four lane structure spanning the Red River.