BOSSIER CITY, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – After a year and a half of construction, Innovation Drive in Bossier City is now open to the public, connecting Swan Lake Road north of I-220 to Airline Drive at Greenacres Boulevard.
The newly extended roadway was part of a $10.5 million project that is to help ease some of the congestion on the northern end of Airline Drive.
“We looked for something to be a connector between the residential growth of a lot of the area of north Bossier to Airline drive where a majority of our shopping centers are located,” said Pam Glorioso, City of Bossier CAO.
“As we continue to grow, we solve these growth issues, we’re going to see the people come in our tax revenues go up and then we are going to see Bossier City continue to maintain that safety element and a place where everybody wants to be,” said Lisa Johnson, Bossier City Chamber President.
The two-mile road is also expected to help bring in new businesses into Bossier City.
“We feel the acreage that is on either side of this roadway will one day develop and we’ll hopefully see shops and offices all along this area,” said Glorioso.
“Every time that you open up another roadway, access to property that means tax dollars. And that means we have better sewage, better water, better safety with our fire and police,” said Johnson.