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I-49 from Shreveport to the Arkansas border is open!

 

 

Look how far we've come!

 

Shreveport LA - Groundbreaking for Segment J of the I-49 North Extension in Shreveport, LA with the Secretary of LA DOTD, local officials and I-49 Coalition members on April 12, 2013..

 

The I-49 North Extension from Shreveport to the Arkansas border is more than half complete, with the remainder under contract or construction except for an interchange at I-220 in Shreveport. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on 4/12/13 to begin construction on the 10th of 11 segments of I-49 between Shreveport and Arkansas. By the end of 2013, several of these segments will be open to traffic between Shreveport and the Arkansas border! The interchange at I-220 will be going to bid in December of this year, with an estimated completion time of three years. The Inner-City Connector through Shreveport will take longer to complete, with the I-220 Bypass serving as the Alternate I-49 route until then.


 

Check out these helpful PDFs

 

Letter from Governer Bobby Jindal

Louisiana Progress Powerpoint Presentation

 

 

Western Arkansas Intermodal Authority updates on Greenwood Bypass, I-49 north of Fort Chaffee

Western Arkansas Intermodal Authority updates on Greenwood Bypass, I-49 north of Fort Chaffee



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Northwest Arkansas to receive $25 million BUILD grant for I-49 Bella Vista bypass

Northwest Arkansas will receive a $25 million federal grant to build a 4.81-mile segment of Interstate 49 in Missouri and to complete the 18.9-mile Arkansas/Missouri connector, or the Bella Vista bypass.



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