While most might not realize just how long the construction has been going on for the I-220/I-20 Barksdale Air Force Base Interchange Access Project in east Bossier and Bossier Parish, it's been a while.

News Radio 710 KEEL logo
Get our free mobile app

According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development,

On May 15, 2019, Governor John Bel Edwards joined Dept. of Transportation and Development Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. and numerous state and local officials in breaking ground on the I-220/I-20 Barksdale Air Force Base Interchange Project in Bossier City. The $71.8 million project will create a new access road into BAFB extending southward from the existing I-20/I-220 interchange.

The work has been going on for over three years now.  Of course, time stood still during the height of the pandemic, so construction crews get some type of "pass" on that, but for a job that was supposed to have ended in late 2021, it would appear there is still a lot of work left to do.

More Work Is Scheduled For This Weekend Making Another Closure Necessary

More of that work is scheduled to take place this weekend and the DOTD has advised that in order to get that work done, it will be necessary again to close I-20 west bound for a full six miles in Bossier Parish.


Beginning this Saturday, May 7 at 10:00 pm and continuing through the night until Sunday, May 8 at 5:00 am, I-20 westbound will be closed from Exit 33 (LA 157) to Exit 26 (I-220).

Mark Wilson, Getty Images
Mark Wilson, Getty Images

This closure is necessary for the removal and replacement of an overhead sign.

According to the DOTD, all westbound I-20 traffic will be detoured to LA 157 to US 80. Detour signage will be in place as necessary.

Of course, as with all other construction projects, this work will be performed "Weather Permitting"

Caddo Correctional Center Bookings 4/29/22-5/1/22

The following mugshots are those who were booked in to the Caddo Correctional Center through the dates of 4/29/22-5/1/22. Some of these inmates have been released or transferred. Some of the people pictured have yet to go to court for their alleged crimes and are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

25 Highest Paying Jobs In Shreveport-Bossier

Data collection site Stacker.com used information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics to compile a list of the highest paying jobs in the country. They broke the data down for jus the Shreveport-Bossier area as well.

More From News Radio 710 KEEL