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  • Clearing and grubbing for the north/south road from Swan Lake Rd. to Crouch Rd. has been completed.

    North South Extension Moving Ahead

    Posted Feb 7, 2022
    Plans are moving ahead on the final construction phase that will allow motorists to travel north from I-220 to Crouch Rd. and connect with LA Hwy. 162, Bossier Parish Administrator Butch Ford told parish police jury members Wednesday.
  • Turning Lane

    Airline Dr. and Linton Rd. Turn Lane

    Posted Feb 3, 2022
    Bossier Parish highway department crews are currently making preparations for an additional lane at the intersection of Airline Dr. and Linton Rd. to help alleviate traffic congestion, especially at peak travel hours.
  • Police jury member Doug Rimmer takes a look at the parish's new snow plow.

    Parish Adopts Winter Storm Plan

    Posted Jan 20, 2022
    Bossier Parish has adopted an emergency operations plan for possible winter storms in the wake of last year’s Arctic blast that virtually shut down most of the parish and northwest Louisiana.
  • Linton Bridge

    Linton Road Bridge Update

    Posted Jan 11, 2022
    Contractors for the Bossier Parish Jury are continuing to make progress on a new bridge over Flat River and roadway alignment to Linton Rd. at the site.
  • Bossier Parish

    Bodcau Dam Road Closure

    Posted Nov 29, 2021
    A section of Bodcau Dam Road will be closed starting Monday, Nov. 29 and will be closed for 5 months. This closure is located between Ben Durden Rd and Duck Dam Rd.
  • Poole Road Construction

    Poole Road Construction Continues

    Posted Nov 23, 2021
    Contractors for the Bossier Parish Police Jury continue to move ahead with the repair project on Poole Rd. in south Bossier Parish. Construction work is one of several projects to replace and repair asphalt roads damaged by floods of 2015 and 2016.
  • DOTD

    DOTD Project - Barksdale Blvd

    Posted Nov 19, 2021
    Work is expected to begin in late November on a project to improve a section of U.S. Hwy. 71 (Barksdale Blvd.) in Bossier City and Parish, according to an announcement from the Louisiana Dept. of Transportation and Development (DOTD).
  • Mill Material

    Recycled Mill Material for McKenzie Archery Shooters Association Easton/Hoyt Pro/Am Tour Tournament

    Posted Nov 16, 2021
    Site preparation is continuing with recycled mill material from asphalt roads being used as the base for a 30-plus acre parking area at the site of McKenzie Archery Shooters Association Easton/Hoyt Pro/Am Tour tournament scheduled for Camp Minden in April of 2022.
  • DOTD

    Upcoming I-20/I-220 Ramp Closures

    Posted Nov 16, 2021
    Ramp and lane closures have been scheduled for the ongoing construction of the new I-20/I-220 Barksdale Air Force Base interchange access project in Bossier Parish, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD).
  • DOTD

    DOTD Bid Letting

    Posted Nov 12, 2021
    Contracts for 20 projects around the state, including two that will impact Bossier Parish, have been let according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD).
  • Linton

    Linton Road Bridge Work Update

    Posted Oct 28, 2021
    Contractors are continuing to make headway on a pair of bridge projects on Linton Rd., one over the Black Bayou reservoir and another just east of Palmetto Rd. crossing Flat River.
  • Milling

    Mill Material Recycled

    Posted Oct 28, 2021
    When paved roads in Bossier Parish get a makeover, machinery removes the existing surface by grinding the asphalt into small particles. Rather than trying to dispose of that material, the parish has found ways to recycle it.
  • Road Work

    Milling Asphalt Surfaces in Country Place Subdivision

    Posted Oct 25, 2021
    Streets in a Bossier Parish subdivision are being resurfaced with an eye toward safety and better drainage during rainy weather.
  • Traffic

    Benton Road / I-220 Construction

    Posted Oct 11, 2021
    One of Bossier Parish’s busiest intersections is scheduled for a major overhaul following action last week by the parish Police Jury. Jury members voted unanimously to award a $741,000 contract to Earnest Contracting for turn lane extensions at the Benton Rd. (LA Hwy. 3)/I-220 intersection, a project designed to help improve north and south traffic flow through the area. Bossier Parish and the city of Bossier City will split the project cost.
  • DOTD

    Bodcau Bridge Closure

    Posted Oct 11, 2021
    Beginning Monday, Oct. 18, the LA. Hwy. 157 bridge over Bodcau Bayou Relief north of Bellevue will be closed to all traffic according to the state Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD).
  • Road Construction

    Current Highway Department Road Projects

    Posted Oct 5, 2021
    Highway department crews with the Bossier Parish Police Jury are continuing programs designed to improve parish roads and drainage systems.
  • I220

    I-20 / I-220  Construction Update

    Posted Sep 30, 2021
    Construction on a new entrance to Barksdale Air Force Base from the I-220/I-20 interchange is moving ahead, with an expected completion date later this year. Following construction, painting and sandblasting reportedly will continue into early 2022.
  • North South

    North South Crouch Road to Dean Road Work

    Posted Sep 29, 2021
    Contractors for the Bossier Parish Police Jury continue to push south from Crouch Rd. with clearing and grubbing for the Swan Lake Rd. extension, a thoroughfare that will become the parish’s north/south connection between LA Hwy. 162 and I-220.
  • FEMA

    FEMA Projects - J.R. Drive

    Posted Sep 29, 2021
    Work has begun on a second group of asphalt roads damaged during floods of 2015 and 2016. Eleven roads in south Bossier Parish are scheduled for repair and reconstruction in Task Order 2.
  • DOTD

    State Construction Projects

    Posted Sep 24, 2021
    Fifteen contractors are apparent low bidders on 16 state-wide projects let on Sept. 22 totaling $101.5 million, and one of those projects is scheduled for Bossier Parish.
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