A $9 million dollar project to widen Traffic Street from Barksdale Boulevard to Broadway Street began this week. The project is expected to take approximately one year to complete and will involve widening that portion of Traffic Street from two lanes to five lanes including a middle turn lane. The Kansas City Southern railroad bridge that crosses over Traffic Street just south of Broadway Street will also be replaced to accommodate the roadway widening.
Flagman will be in place throughout the construction to maintain traffic flow on Traffic Street in both directions however motorists are advised to use alternate routes during this time to avoid delays primarily during the day time hours. These alternative routes include Hamilton Road to the east and Spring Street in Shreveport to the west.
The project is being funded with money from a 2007 $100 million bond issue designated for transportation improvements. The City is utilizing riverboat casino tax revenue to pay off the bond.
From City of Bossier City