Lane closures on I-20 may impact your commute due to bridge inspection

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BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — You can expect delays next week if you travel on the Interstate 20 bridge over the Red River.

According to DOTD, starting Monday, July 12 the I-20 bridge will be reduced to two lanes in Bossier and Caddo Parishes. The lanes will be closed to traffic from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. due to a routine bridge inspection.

The eastbound on-ramp from Market St. and Spring St. along with the I-20 eastbound off-ramp to Traffic St. will also be shut down as part of the inspection.

DOTD encourages drivers to use the following alternate routes:

  • Spring St. and Market St. traffic entering I-20 will need to detour to Shreveport-Barksdale Blvd. to Barksdale Blvd.
  • Traffic exiting onto Traffic St. will need to detour from Benton Rd. to Old Minden Rd.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, July 13, the I-20 westbound traffic over the bridge will be restricted to two lanes from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. for inspection. The I-20 westbound on-ramp from Traffic St. will also be closed.

DOTD encourages drivers to use the following alternate routes:

  • Traffic coming onto I-20 from Traffic St. will need to detour to Texas St. to Market St. to I-20.
  • Lane closures on I-20 over the Red River will allow vehicles 14 feet wide or smaller to pass through the bridge inspection zone.
  • Larger vehicles must detour using I-220 to Market St. to Hearne Ave. to I-20.

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