Shreveport

Last Modified: September 13, 2008Highways

Shreveport is surrounded by an interconnecting series of state highways and interstate highways that combine to provide an excellent road transportation system. Interstate 20 and Interstate 49 intersect close to the center of Shreveport, and Interstate 220 provides an alternate route around Shreveport on the north side. Louisiana Highway 3132, also known as the Inner Loop Expressway or the Terry Bradshaw Passway, provides another way to bypass downtown Shreveport and save time for drivers. Louisiana Highway 526, also known as the Bert Kouns Industrial Loop intersects Interstate 49 on the south side of Shreveport and provides yet another way for drivers to circumnavigate the city. Driving in the Shreveport-Bossier City Metropolitan Area was made easier and more efficient by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development when digital message boards were installed at key locations to keep drivers informed about estimated driving times to various locations and special emergency road conditions.  

New highway developments will benefit Shreveport in many ways

One of the largest new planned highway development projects in the United States is the I-69 Corridor that will connect Canada and Mexico. Also referred to as the NAFTA Corridor or the NAFTA Superhighway, the route has been planned to pass through Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. This superhighway will include Shreveport on its route and is expected to attract more businesses to Shreveport-Bossier City. The NAFTA Superhighway is an important component of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which is intended to increase both interstate and international trade between the United States, Canada and Mexico. Increased trade is not only good for business in general, but it also provides more jobs for people and that is very good news.