Parish News

Pumphouse Construction Update (05/17/2019)

May 15, 2019 - Police Jury Meeting Notes (05/15/2019)
After weeks of thunderstorms dumping heavy rains in northwest Louisiana, Bossier Parish seems to be escaping many of the severe problems during flood events of years past. That doesn’t mean parish officials aren’t keeping an eye on future weather developments.

I-220 Extension Into Barksdale Air Force Base Groundbreaking (05/15/2019)
Local and state elected officials plus a large gathering of area supporters saw the first shovels of dirt turned on the future extension of I-220 into Barksdale Air Force Base, a roughly $90 million project that will finally give the base an entrance/exit onto I-20.

Swan Lake Road Closure for Bridge Modification Construction (05/15/2019)
Beginning Friday, May 24, Swan Lake Road in Bossier Parish will be closed to through traffic from just north of the intersection of Duckwater Landing to just north of the Flat River bridge for bridge modifications and construction, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

Weather Alert (05/08/2019)
National Weather Service forecasters haven’t significantly changed their predictions for Bossier Parish and the area through Saturday but residents are urged to be prepared for possible flash flooding and rises in water levels on streams, lakes, bayous and the Red River.

Warning Issued for Lakefront Property Owners and Boat Owners on Cypress Lake and Black Bayou (05/08/2019)
Another round of heavy rains is expected to hit the area this week and a warning has been issued to lakefront property owners and boat owners on Cypress Lake and Black Bayou.

Road Boring For FEMA Appeal Begin (05/08/2019)
Samples of soil cement, the staple base for asphalt roads for years, are being drilled by contractors for the Bossier Parish Police Jury in an attempt to prove a point with a federal agency that could translate into millions of dollars for the parish.

Airline Drive Construction Update (05/01/2019)
Construction in areas on each end of Kingston Rd. has two of Bossier Parish’s busiest thoroughfares down to one lane for short distances and motorists are urged to be prepared for heavy traffic, especially during the morning and afternoon commutes.

Police Jury Meeting Notes (05/01/2019)
A major bridge disaster roughly 1,300 miles to the north nearly put Bossier Parish in a bind, but parish police jurors learned Wednesday that a large financial bullet may have been dodged.

Access Road to Barksdale Airforce Base Contract Signed (04/24/2019)
It’s official. A contract was signed and notice to proceed was issued Wednesday to mark the beginning of a $71.8 million project that will construct a new access road into Barksdale Air Force Base from the I-20/I-220 interchange east of Bossier City.


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