Susan Stafford

9:23am

Mon March 10, 2014
Politics

Voting begins to select new paint color for Jimmie Davis Bridge

The Jimmie Davis Bridge, built in 1968, has about 21,000 vehicles moving across it each day.
Credit Alpsroad.net

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development seeks input on the new color for the Jimmie Davis Bridge that connects Shreveport-Bossier over the Red River.

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9:36am

Mon January 6, 2014
Local

Long-awaited construction begins on Sabine River bridge at Logansport, La.

The downtown streetscape of Logansport, La., will not be impacted by the Sabine River bridge project.

Construction begins today on a $20.4 million bridge replacement that connects Shelby County, Texas, with DeSoto Parish. The Sabine River Bridge links Logansport, La., with Joaquin, Texas. An effort to replace the 78-year-old bridge began with public meetings in the 1980s.

Logansport mayor Katherine Freeman, 73, was there, and she said over the decades it was always money that held back the project. But another sticking point, according to Freeman, was in the design of the bridge itself. Logansport residents pushed to have two bridges built. In the end, they got their wish.

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10:36am

Thu October 4, 2012
Politics

Louisiana officials seek input on highway program in Shreveport

Louisiana public officials met at the Port of Caddo-Bossier this week for a public forum seeking input on the district 4 draft highway program for 2013-2014. The annual event had a low turnout. The joint legislative committee that prioritizes highway construction presided over testimony, with an opening presentation from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.