Build the Inner City Connector
For more than 20 years, business, political and community leaders throughout our region and across the political spectrum have come together to promote the completion of the I-49 pieces of a larger national roadway that links Shreveport with the rest of the nation.
The time has come to Build the Inner City Connector and FINISH I-49.
The Inner City Connector in Shreveport is the last link between I-49 North and I-49 South.
Today the recently completed I-49 North Extension links Shreveport to I-30 in Texarkana and to points East and West from there, and the original I-49 links Shreveport to I-10 in Lafayette and to points East and West from there including New Orleans.
While these two I-49 economic corridors have been valuable for Shreveport, the total economic impact to our city and our region remains unfulfilled. This vital link remains incomplete because of the unfinished 3.6-mile segment, the I-49 North Inner-City Connector, that will connect the I-49 North Extension at Martin Luther King Blvd. with the original I-49 at Interstate 20.
The Inner City Connector is the last link between I-49 North and I-49 South.
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THE COMMUNITY AND THE ORGANIZATIONS BELOW AGREE THE TIME HAS COME TO BUILD THE INNER CITY CONNECTOR AND FINISH I-49.
Community Leaders Press for Completion of I49 Inner City Connection
Federal, state and local officials join business leaders in sending a letter to Governor Edwards, Secretary Wilson, Federal Highways and NLCOG to press for I49 completion.
Business Groups Applaud NWLA Delegation Support For I49 Inner City Connector
$100M Funding receives unanimous bi-partisan, House and Senate support from Shreveport-Bossier legislators
Miles of the Inner City Connector
Million Dollars in Economic Impact
I-49 Miles Complete in Louisiana
I-49 North opens from Shreveport to TexArkana
State and local officials including Gov. John Bel Edwards on Wednesday celebrated the opening of a new interchange between Interstate 49 and Interstate 220 in north Shreveport.