|Posted on 9/3/2013 12:28:00 PM.|
|The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development says a project to improve safety along I-20 in Bienville, Bossier and Webster parishes begins today. DOTD spokeswoman Susan Stafford says the project will extend the interstate along 56 miles.|
"We'll be clearing the trees and vegetation from along the road and the median," Stafford said. "We're looking at a distance of 60 feet from that roadway."
Stafford says the tree and vegetation clearing project will begin in Bossier Parish and end at the Bienville/Lincoln Parish line. She says these safety improvements will will affect about 40,000 motorists that use this stretch of roadway each day.
Stafford says this $651 thousand project will increase drivers' sight distance and help keep debris out of travel lanes during severe storms and they expect to be done in about 3 months.
|susan stafford, department of transportation and development, safety, interstate 20|