The I-49 Inner City Connector will be a new interstate facility approximately 3.6 miles in length. It is proposed to intersect Shreveport in order to connect I-49 at the existing I-20 interchange with the future I-49 North in the vicinity of the I-220 interchange.
The Stage 0 Feasibility Study and Environmental Inventory was completed in 2010. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) approved the feasibility study and allowed for the project to move forward into the Stage 1 Planning and Environmental Stage (see below for process). At the end of Stage 1, an Environmental Impact Statement will be presented to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and DOTD for approval.
Stage 1 Process
- Project Initiation and Scoping
- Public Outreach (throughout the process)
- Purpose and Need (refine from Stage 0)
- Alternative Development
- Traffic Data Collection and Analysis
- Environmental Impacts
- Alternative Screening
- NEPA Documentation
- Public Hearing
Green indicates where the project team is in the process.