Posted: Nov 16, 2023, 3:57 PM
State, parish, and city officials from both sides of the Red River met Tuesday, November 14, to prepare a plan of action to keep the highways open before a major winter weather event.
Representatives from the Bossier Parish Police Jury, Department of Transportation and Development, Bossier City Public Works, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office, City of Shreveport, and the Caddo Parish Commission met at the Bossier Sheriff’s Office Viking Drive Substation for a planning meeting on how to keep traffic flowing over the area’s bridges in advance of an ice storm.
“We are here
to pool all our resources together to prevent the issues we faced in 2021,”
said Butch Ford, Bossier Parish Administration. Ford said the Bossier Parish
Police Jury is willing to purchase salt spreaders and supply the drivers needed
to assist DOTD with keeping I-220 open. Bossier City Public Works manager said
they are responsible for salting the Benton Road Overpass if a freezing rain
of the City of Shreveport and the Caddo Parish Commission said they can also
commit to assisting DOTD with keeping the roadways on their side of the river