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  • Bump Skaggs and Kent Rogers

    Police Jury Meeting Notes: June 2, 2021

    Posted Jun 3, 2021
    District 5 police jury member Jack “Bump” Skaggs announced his retirement from the public body Wednesday, telling his cohorts that a career move made it necessary for him to step aside.
  • Lady Chops

    Lady Chops at the Park

    Posted Jun 3, 2021
    Drum Roll Please. If this lady can get sticks on it, she can play it. Lady Chops brought an hour of high-energy, education and entertainment to Tall Timbers Park Wednesday, delighting a group of adults and children with a display of adaptations that turned buckets, pots and pans, and a Cajun rubboard into instruments.
  • Bossier Parish

    Special Meeting Announced For Replacement of District 5 Jury Member

    Posted Jun 3, 2021
    A special meeting of the Bossier Parish Police Jury will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, June 14 in the jury meeting room in the Bossier Parish courthouse to appoint a replacement for jury District 5. This vacancy was created by the resignation of Jack “Bump” Skaggs.
  • Health Fair 1

    Police Jury Holds Healthfair for Employees

    Posted Jun 1, 2021
    Nurses from the Bossier Parish Correctional Center administered wellness tests and parish employees learned how to recognize symptoms of stroke and heart attack during the Bossier Parish Police Jury’s first Informational Health and Wellness Fair last week.
  • Linton Bridge

    Linton Bridge Caution

    Posted May 26, 2021
    On Thursday, May 27, the contractor will begin removing components of the old Linton Rd. bridge structure over Black Bayou Reservoir, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
  • Views of the current drainage ditch.

    Police Jury Meeting Notes: May 19, 2021

    Posted May 20, 2021
    Bids have been requested on a pair of major infrastructure projects in the parish, Assistant Parish Engineer Eric Hudson told members of the Bossier Parish Police Jury Wednesday.
  • Bossier Parish

    Police Jury Meeting Notes: May 5, 2021

    Posted May 6, 2021
    Bossier Parish will remain in the business of picking up certain trash and debris at no charge to homeowners, but parameters will be established to determine what will qualify for removal.
  • Parish engineers Eric Hudson (left) and Butch Ford talk about construction projects with members of the Police Jury's Road/Subdivisions Regulations Committee prior to Wednesday's meeting.

    Police Jury Meeting Notes: April 21, 2021

    Posted Apr 23, 2021
    Work on the Linton Rd. bridge spanning Black Bayou has begun which means the heavily-traveled roadway is closed, but traffic appears to be moving smoothly along detour routes, Assistant Parish Engineer Eric Hudson told members of the Bossier Parish Police Jury Wednesday.
  • Bossier Parish

    Linton Road Bridge Closure Reminder

    Posted Apr 14, 2021
    Motorists are reminded by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development that the project to remove and replace the Linton Road bridge over Black Bayou Reservoir in north Bossier Parish will begin Tuesday, April 20 with a complete closure of the bridge.
  • Goodman

    Goodman Springs Road Bridge Closing

    Posted Apr 12, 2021
    One bridge on Goodman Springs Road has been completed and reopened Monday, but another nearby bridge will be closed Tuesday.
  • West Linton Road Open

    West Linton Rd. Ribbon Cutting

    Posted Apr 9, 2021
    With the snip of a ribbon Thursday, a $1.6 million West Linton Rd. was declared completed and officially opened to connect Fairburn Ave. to the intersection of Palmetto Rd. and Airline Dr.
  • Bossier Parish

    Police Jury Meeting Notes: April 7, 2021

    Posted Apr 9, 2021
    Bossier Parish has a new treasurer following an extensive search and a unanimous vote Wednesday by the parish Police Jury.
  • Goodman Springs Road Work

    Goodman Springs Road Bridge Repair

    Posted Apr 2, 2021
    Bossier Parish Police Jury highway department workers are currently reworking a bridge on Goodman Springs road, replacing the existing short span structure with culverts. The bridge is located one-tenth mile east of Goodman Springs’ intersection with Mott Rd.
  • Bossier Parish

    I-220 Lane Closure at Swan Lake Road

    Posted Mar 29, 2021
    Beginning Monday, March 29, the I-220 westbound off-ramp to Swan Lake Rd. in Bossier Parish will be closed, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
  • Goodman Springs Road

    Goodman Springs Road Closure

    Posted Mar 26, 2021
    A bridge on Goodman Springs Rd. is being closed by the Bossier Parish Police Jury’s highway department effective Friday, March 26. The closure is located .1 mile east of Goodman Springs’ intersection with Mott Rd.
  • Bossier Parish

    Linton Road Bridge Work To Start

    Posted Mar 23, 2021
    A major project to remove and replace the bridge over Black Bayou Reservoir on Linton Rd. in north Bossier Parish will begin in April, according to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development
  • Design Team

    Police Jury Meeting Notes: March 17, 2021

    Posted Mar 18, 2021
    A Tuesday kickoff meeting of a special management team has signaled the beginning of millions of dollars-worth of future projects to repair asphalt roads in Bossier Parish damaged during the historic floods of 2015 and 2016.
  • Benton

    Benton Elementary Road Work

    Posted Mar 15, 2021
    Parents picking up and dropping off students at Benton Elementary will find a new and, hopefully, more convenient traffic pattern to follow when the school reopens after Spring break.
  • Bossier Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness officials Ian Snellgrove (left) and Gene Barattini deliver a report on the recent winter weather to the Bossier Parish Police Jury.

    Police Jury Meeting Notes: March 3, 2021

    Posted Mar 4, 2021
    Bossier Parish could be in a position to save big money in maintenance costs on its fleet of vehicles after Police Jury members agreed Wednesday to enter into a fleet management program with Enterprise.
  • DOTD

    Lane Change / Ramp Closure Delay

    Posted Mar 3, 2021
    Due to recent inclement weather, dates for intermittent lane and ramp closures at the I-20/I-220 intersection in Bossier Parish have been revised.