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July 25 10:10 AM

Interstate 49 nearer to completion with Segment K construction


The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that work on Segment K, the final segment of I- 49 North, is under way.

Segment K is a one-mile stretch from I-220 to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Caddo Parish.

Construction has been divided into two phases. Phase One, which began in May, includes clearing land, utility relocation, roadway improvements along MLK Boulevard, and construction of service roads and bridges. The $31.5 million project was awarded to Best Yet Builders.

The second phase, slated to begin this fall, will include the I-49/ I-220 interchange structures and the other roadways that will tie into Phase One. The $137.7 million project was awarded to PCL Construction.

The entire $670 million I-49 North Corridor project covers a 36 -mile stretch from the Arkansas state line to I-220 in Shreveport.

DOTD anticipates the completion of the I-49 North Corridor by 2016-2017.

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