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Drivers can expect slowdowns today, Thursday, July 29, 2021, if they're traveling on I-20 east in Bossier Parish.

Pack your patience, because this road work is taking place on I-20 east in Bossier today between the Industrial Drive exit and I-220 at Harrah's Louisiana Downs from 8 am until 12 pm. This is a part of the project to extend I-220 to Barksdale Air Force Base. Unfortunately, this rolling roadblock surprised us because the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development only posts about roads being closed, not rolling roadblocks.

Traffic through is already slower through that area as the speed limit has been dropped to 60 mph through the construction zone, regardless of whether work is taking place or not, so slow down and pay attention. I asked my source, who's working on the new Barksdale interchange, how many times he thinks his team will get 'flipped the bird' by drivers today and replied, 'At 15mph on I-20? A lot!'

The Louisiana State Police will be assisting with the rolling roadblock. The purpose of the rolling roadblocks is to enable crews to do overhead work on the new bridge being constructed on I-20 east. You can stay up to date with the latest LA DOTD projects by clicking here. 

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