Posted: Mar 23, 2022, 5:50 PM
A pair of closures that will impact local motorists have been announced by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.
Beginning Wednesday, March 23, intermittent lane closures on both northbound and southbound lanes on US 71 between Barksdale Air Force Base and I-20 will be occurring. These lane closures are necessary to allow the contractor to begin mill and overlay operations. Work is expected to last for approximately one month.
Also, LA 782-2 near the Eastgate Barksdale entrance in Bossier Parish will be closed. This closure is scheduled to take place from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Monday, March 28. This is necessary to allow KCS crews to remove and replace ties, panels and asphalt. Motorists may use US 80 to LA 72 as an alternate route.