I live off of Airline Drive. I normally try to find alternate ways to get to certain places because I see so many bumper to bumper accidents on Airline. Normally I would have to take my alternate routes sometime in mid December but this year I am refusing to partake in any driving from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Did I miss the memo? Are we all Christmas shopping in mid November now?

Benton road had become my new best friend, and now it's getting so congested my google maps has it marked in all red when I am trying to get somewhere around dinner time. Have you ever tried to make it a mile down Airline in less than 10 minutes? It's simply not possible. Especially this time of the year.

Trying to turn on to Airline from Beene Boulevard? Hello, anxiety. that awkward and frustrating moment when you get stuck in the intersection and no cars can go. I was driving down Airline yesterday around 5:00 p.m. A trip that should take me about 3 to 5 minutes took me over 20 minutes. Yes, I realize it is "5 o'clock traffic" but come on, we live in Bossier. Why do I need to allocate an extra 30 minutes to travel 2 miles? I would understand if we lived in New Orleans or Dallas, but Bossier?

As a proud member of the Bossier community, I want our city to keep growing. I love that we are considered a great place to live with wonderful schools. How can we grow when our roads can't handle the traffic we have now? Youree drive isn't even half as bad as Airline and Benton road.

I recently read that Bossier was named one of America's worst small cities, while the traffic debacle wasn't mentioned, I can assure you that our traffic and roads should take up the number one spot. With all this venting my only question is, what can be done? Is this going to be something I have to learn to live with?

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