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Plutonic Panda:
This project deserves its own thread. It has moved forward to Louisiana’s Historical Preservation Society according to this article:

https://www.ksla.com/2021/09/22/controversial-i-49-inner-city-connector-project-shreveport-is-standstill/

Plutonic Panda:
Here’s the official project website:

https://www.i49shreveport.com/

silverback1065:
I don't live here so what do I know but it seems like routing it on 220 and 3132 is the best idea.

cjk374:

--- Quote from: silverback1065 on September 23, 2021, 05:55:35 PM ---I don't live here so what do I know but it seems like routing it on 220 and 3132 is the best idea.

--- End quote ---

Studies have shown that it is cheaper to build new terrain road than to upgrade LA 3132, the sharp curve located at MP 0 on I-220, and add extra lanes to the 2 mile long Cross Lake bridge.

Bobby5280:
The neighborhood thru which the I-49 ICC is proposed to run features a lot of vacant lots and run down properties. This is not exactly an attractive historical district. No one who lives outside of that part of Shreveport is going to have any reason to visit that neighborhood.

If the I-49 ICC was built it would attract new businesses, new development and new jobs to that neighborhood. If the "Loop It" option was pursued or, more likely, the "no build" alternative chosen, then thru traffic using I-49 would go nowhere near downtown Shreveport or that neighborhood just to the West of it. Any new business development relating to I-49 would go to the edges of Shreveport, not the central area.

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