Long List of Road and Lane Closures Set for Railroad Maintenance, Construction

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Long List of Road and Lane Closures Set for Railroad Maintenance, Construction

The old saying, ‘you can’t get there from here’ may be appropriate over the next week or so.

A number of road closures are scheduled in the upcoming week as KCS Railroad conducts maintenance work on their tracks in Bossier Parish. There will also be lane diversions in areas with bridge and road construction.

Detour signs will be in place at the various locations.

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Friday, December 6, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., LA 527 near its intersection with US 71 (Barksdale Blvd.) in Bossier Parish will be closed.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 7:00 a.m., Airline Drive (LA 3105) will be closed at its intersection with Barksdale Blvd. (US 71) in Bossier City. This closure is scheduled to take place until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, December 8th.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., LA 154 near its intersection with US 71 (Barksdale Blvd.) in Bossier Parish will be closed.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 starting at 7:00 p.m., LA 612 (Sligo Road) near its intersection with US 71 (Barksdale Blvd.) in Bossier Parish will be closed. This road closure is scheduled to take place until 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 8th

Monday, December 9, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., LA 157 near its intersection with US 71 (Barksdale Blvd.) in Bossier Parish will be closed.

Haughton area I-20 lane closures

Unrelated to railroad maintenance, the following detours will be in place due to continuing construction:

Sunday, December 8, 2019, there will be intermittent lane closures on I-20 eastbound and westbound from mile markers 26-28 (near Haughton) in Bossier Parish.

These lane closures are to allow for repairs to be conducted to the roadway shoulder, and are related to the I-20/I-220 BAFB Interchange project.

  • Sunday, Dec. 8th from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. (westbound inside lane)
  • Monday night, Dec. 9th from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (westbound inside lane)
  • Tuesday night, Dec. 10th from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (eastbound & westbound inside lanes)
  • Wednesday night, Dec. 11th from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. (eastbound & westbound outside lanes)

Haughton bridge construction

Wednesday, December 11, 2019, the eastbound lanes of US 80 over Fifi Bayou near Haughton in Bossier Parish will be diverted to the westbound bridge via a temporary median crossover.

During this traffic configuration, which is expected to last approximately six months, there will be one lane of traffic maintained in each direction.

This traffic shift and lane closures are related to the project to replace the Fifi Bayou bridges on US 80. The entire project is anticipated to be complete in Spring 2021, weather permitting.

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