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I-49 Offically Open at I-220
« on: October 17, 2018, 01:18:58 PM »

A ribbon cutting was held this morning to officially open I-49 at I-220. Too bad it wasn't announced sooner.
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Re: I-49 Offically Open at I-220
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2018, 01:44:48 PM »

A ribbon cutting was held this morning to officially open I-49 at I-220. Too bad it wasn't announced sooner.
Wasn’t the interchange covered during the Shreveport road meet earlier this year? I wasn’t there however.
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Re: I-49 Offically Open at I-220
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2018, 04:20:44 PM »

The official announcement, via LADOTD press release:

http://wwwapps.dotd.la.gov/administration/announcements/Announcement.aspx?key=18078

And, they finally got it right in saying this, too:

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Long-term plans call for I-49 to be extended from Lafayette to New Orleans and north from Shreveport to Kansas City, MO, where it will connect with other interstates and provide a seamless link from Louisiana ports to the Canadian border.


Onward now to I-49 South and the Shreveport ICC.
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Re: I-49 Offically Open at I-220
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2018, 04:32:51 PM »

What about the segment between I-20 and I-220?
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Re: I-49 Offically Open at I-220
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2018, 06:31:58 PM »

A ribbon cutting was held this morning to officially open I-49 at I-220. Too bad it wasn't announced sooner.
Wasn’t the interchange covered during the Shreveport road meet earlier this year? I wasn’t there however.

It was still under construction at that time.
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Re: I-49 Offically Open at I-220
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2018, 07:00:25 PM »

A ribbon cutting was held this morning to officially open I-49 at I-220. Too bad it wasn't announced sooner.
Wasn’t the interchange covered during the Shreveport road meet earlier this year? I wasn’t there however.

It was still under construction at that time.

Okay. Just curious as to whether or not it was a part of that road meet. Thanks.
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Re: I-49 Offically Open at I-220
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2018, 08:02:40 PM »

We definitely covered it during the meet. Even got to see a horse on site tethered to a fence post.
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Re: I-49 Offically Open at I-220
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2018, 09:11:28 PM »

We definitely covered it during the meet. Even got to see a horse on site tethered to a fence post.
Awesome. Did it neigh at y’all?
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Re: I-49 Offically Open at I-220
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2018, 11:57:29 PM »

What about the segment between I-20 and I-220?
That's what they mean by the ICC (Inner-City Connector). Still in the pipeline AFAIK.
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Re: I-49 Offically Open at I-220
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2018, 06:17:41 AM »

What about the segment between I-20 and I-220?
That's what they mean by the ICC (Inter-City Connector). Still in the pipeline AFAIK.

Found the official website.  Looks like they still haven't decided on the exact route yet, and that there will be serious urban right-of-way impacts.

I-49 Inner-City Connector-Shreveport
http://www.i49shreveport.com/Site/index.html
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Re: I-49 Offically Open at I-220
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2018, 09:40:50 AM »

What about the segment between I-20 and I-220?
That's what they mean by the ICC (Inter-City Connector). Still in the pipeline AFAIK.

Found the official website.  Looks like they still haven't decided on the exact route yet, and that there will be serious urban right-of-way impacts.

I-49 Inner-City Connector-Shreveport
http://www.i49shreveport.com/Site/index.html
Looks like no matter what alternative is chosen, it'll all go through the exact same areas, seeing how they are all bunched up together. But at least the I-20 and I-220 interchanges are open to traffic, with further modifications to be done in case construction on the ICC gets underway, and they will need all the luck in the world they can find on that.
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