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DOTD head talks BAFB entrance project


Dr. Shawn Wilson, secretary of the Louisiana Dept. of Transportation and Development (DOTD) was in Bossier City Thursday to talk with local leaders about the $90 million project for entrance to Barksdale Air Force Base off I-20 and I-220.

Wilson praised all those who "have worked so diligently in support of this project." He thanked the Bossier Parish Police Jury, city of Bossier City and the Northwest Louisiana Council of Governments for putting up a total of $18 million as local government's share of the funding.

(Photos: Dr. Shawn Wilson (left) receives a copy of a Bossier Parish Police Jury resolution from jury president Glenn Benton adopted to thank him and the State of Louisiana for securing funding for the Barksdale Air Force Base entrance.
Attending Dr. Wilson's conference were local leaders and members of the Bossier Parish Police Jury, officials from the city of Bossier City and the NLCOG.)

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