Finally, the promises of Interstate 220 relieving the traffic and security concerns of Barksdale Air Force Base and of responsible Bossier governmental spending both seem realistic.

When built decades ago, I-220 intentionally created a work in progress. Looping only around the northern parts of Shreveport and Bossier City made sense then, since population concentrated in the areas north of I-20. Only sporadic development existed south of Shreveport’s Broadmoor and westward and off of the Mansfield Road and Jewella Road corridors, and on the east bank of the Red River the same applied south of Barksdale.

Although growth has occurred from both areas

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