05/20/14, Interstate 49/U.S. From the north or south, travel Route 71 and take the Blue Ridge Boulevard exit. The first of two parkway sections along U.S. 71 (Bruce R. Watkins Drive) northbound through Kansas City, Missouri. The South Midtown Freeway roughly followed the current alignment of Bruce Watkins Drive while the Country Club Freeway aligned south to 47th Street, west to Charlotte Street and Frank A. Theis Park and south along Brookside Boulevard before curving back to the east.6, Community opposition arose by February 1965, with a focus on potential disruptions to neighborhood areas along the South Midtown Freeway route to the east. To find out where I am right now, see my LIVE truckcams, maps, blog and more, visit Http://18wheelsacrossamerica.net To … After crossing US 167, I-49 travels between US 71 and US 165 into the Alexandria metropolitan area in central Louisiana. This includes a proposed interchange with Interstate 369. Started in July 2015 and anticipated for completion in December 2017,40 the exchange opened following a ribbon cutting ceremony held on April 27, 2018.46eval(ez_write_tag([[336,280],'interstate_guide_com-leader-2','ezslot_10',151,'0','0']));eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'interstate_guide_com-large-mobile-banner-2','ezslot_8',174,'0','0'])); Further east at Patterson, $15-million in federal money funded the construction of over 30 J-turns from Ricohoc to Berwick to eliminate crossovers along U.S. 90. The Truman Farm Home is located in Grandview, MO amid the retail and commercial district along Blue Ridge Boulevard. Highway 71 becomes Interstate 49 and leads directly to Nevada. [5] In the mid-1970s, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved an Interstate Highway to run between US 190 in Opelousas and I-20 in Shreveport, a route that was designated as I-49 by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) in the summer of 1977. Kent Boyd (Missouri DOT), email to J.P. forwarded to AARoads. [43] Construction on the interchange is tentatively scheduled to be complete in 2018. The loop ramp (Exit 103B) to I-49/U.S. I-20 meets U.S. 79/80 just prior to the four level junction with I-49. The original plans for the Interstate Highway System did not include a north–south connection between Interstates 10 and 20 within Louisiana. The roadway was named after Bruce R. Watkins, a local civic leader and one time city councilman in 1986, six years after his death.6. Scroll down down for a downloadable campus map that shows the location of Webb Hall (Building 61 on the map). City, state and federal officials eventually compromised on a new design for U.S. 71 in 1982. 50 east toward Sedalia. 11/02/16eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'interstate_guide_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_3',173,'0','0'])); Interstate 49 will ultimately extend southeast from Lafayette, Louisiana to the Westbank Expressway leading into New Orleans. The designation applied to 180 miles of U.S. 71 between Kansas City and Joplin. Associated work for Segments J and K1 completed the I-49 link from LA 3194 to I-220 and reconstructed LA 3194 (Martin Luther King Drive). Learn how to create your own. Tolling was approved by the Arkansas State Highway Commission on April 12, 2006.11 A 3.03-mile section of the Bella Vista Bypass was let in February 2011 with ground breaking on July 8, 2011. Find nearby businesses, restaurants and hotels. Options for the remaining gap between I-20 and I-220 in Shreveport include the proposed Inner-City Connector, a 3.6-mile (5.8 km) direct connection between the completed portions of I-49. 05/19/14, Interstate 10 proceeds west from Lafayette to Lake Charles, Beaumont and Houston, Texas. 05/20/14, A two lane flyover (Exit 17B) parts ways with I-20 west for Interstate 49 south. Additional stretches of the Interstate 49 in Louisiana were dedicated by Governor Edwin Edwards on May 14, 1992 at the U.S. 167 interchange south of Alexandria. The I-49 designation, consisting of 180 miles (290 km) in Missouri, became official at noon on December 12, 2012. [47] A ballot initiative was defeated in August 2014 in Missouri, which put the project on hold for nearly five years.[48]. Funding and construction for the roadway will be divided into sections that will open to traffic prior to the project’s completion.47eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'interstate_guide_com-banner-1','ezslot_2',131,'0','0'])); The gap between the separate segments of Interstate 49 in Shreveport was addressed by cosigning I-49 along side I-20 and I-220. ARDOT also announced the start of work on a $66.59 million project converting the roundabout joining AR 549 with U.S. 71 in Bentonville into a single point interchange. Within Lafayette Parish, construction for an interchange along U.S. 90 at Ambassador Caffery (LA 3073) started in Summer 2014. Just a few miles east of Joplin, I-49 leaves I-44 and heads north and enters Carthage. The initial three mile stretch of the super-two freeway, between AR 72 west of Hiwasse and AR 72 south of Hiwasse, opened to traffic in 2014. Alexandria is an 80 mile drive to the north. Photo taken by Chris Patriarca (04/08/03). This includes mile markers at 0.2-mile (0.32 km) intervals along the entire alignment apart from I-44. Grade level ramps meanwhile carry motorists onto I-435/U.S. A set of J-turns with Chalmette Drive precedes the ramps for Interstate 10 at Exits 1A/B. Thousands of bushes and trees, attractive landscaping and decorative bridges were incorporated into the route as part of the court decision in 1985.6 With the parkway design, it is unlikely that Bruce Watkins Drive will ever be incorporated into Interstate 49. Interstate 49 North near Colfax, Louisiana. The 180-mile (289.7 km) section between Texarkana and Fort Smith remains largely incomplete. Construction is now underway to convert that intersection to a grade-separated interchange with frontage roads for local access. Easily add multiple stops, live traffic, road conditions, or satellite to your route. As for any future upgrade, a MoDOT blog post says "Ample right of way was acquired to someday allow MoDOT to reconstruct the three signal-controlled, at-grade intersections to grade-separated interchanges, allowing traffic on Bruce R. Watkins Drive to flow unimpeded. Installing around 1,200 signs for I-49, the project commenced on February 1, 2012 at a cost of $3.5-million. However, planners contended that the project complied with all applicable laws, and it appeared very unlikely that the highway would be relocated from the original planned route.2, A Congressional group met in 2003 at New Orleans International Airport (MSY) to discuss the estimated $4.9-billion corridor and funding related issues. The ceremony preceded the opening of a 20-mile section of I-49 between Alexandria and Meeker, and a four-mile segment from England Drive to Rapides Station. Richard Savoie (LADOTD), email. The stretch of freeway in Shreveport sees an average of 70,000 vehicles per day, while the stretch of freeway between Lafayette and Carencro sees an average of 55,000 vehicles per day, and the stretch of freeway through Opelousas sees an average of 45,000 vehicles per day between the Judson Walsh Drive and Creswell Lane exits. This panel was replaced by 2007 and again by 2013. Directions Driving to Nevada from Kansas City International Airport From Interstate 49 to Nevada Upon leaving the airport, take I-29 South downtown. This work covered a stretch of roadway between AR 72 west of Hiwasse and AR 72 southeast of Hiwasse.20 Work on the $19.8-million contract wrapped up on April 22, 2014.27. Groundbreaking for the first phase (Segment B) of the Interstate 49 North corridor took place north of Mira at the intersection of Parish Road 16 and Parish Road 25 on Thursday, April 7, 2005. 05/04/12, Interstate 49 corridor between Lafayette and Alexandria – 1982 Louisiana Official Highway Map, Shreveport inset – 1992 Louisiana Official Highway Map. Since there is an I-35 and an I-45 to the west and an I-55 to the east, I-49 was chosen.[2]. The 201 miles opened at the time totaled $598 million in costs.37, The 208-mile section of I-49 between Interstate 10 and I-20 in Louisiana was completed on May 1, 1996, at a cost of approximately $1.38 billion. Interstate 49 will shut down at 6 p.m. Tuesday in both directions due to power lines that fell across the interstate resulting in low-hanging electrical wires. Signs on other future sections of I-49, including the Bella Vista Bypass and the stretch between U.S. 71 and AR 22 are dually signed as Future I-49 and AR 549.26. Additionally two segments of future I-49 are open to traffic. North of Texarkana, Interstate 49 will briefly venture into Texas for about 5 miles before turning northwest and crossing the Red River of the South to reenter Arkansas. 05/19/14. State and local officials including Gov. ARDOT 2017 Annual Average Daily Traffic Estimates [8] In its early history, I-49 was commonly referred to as the North–South Expressway. The motion allowed for funding to commence on the planned five-mile, $350 million viaduct between Interstate 10 and Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT). CRAWFORD COUNTY (KFSM) — The accident on Interstate 49 North inside the Bobby Hopper Tunnel is now cleared, according to Arkansas Department of Transportation. The two parkway sections include signalized intersections at Gregory Boulevard, 59th and 55th Streets and several right in and right out movements. Totaling 72 miles, the middle portion of Interstate 49 runs in northwest Arkansas from I-40 at Alma to the Bella Vista Bypass at Bentonville. [40] Since design work had been completed prior to passing the measure, AHTD was able to let the segment between Highway 72 and US 71B in February 2014 as the first job of the Connecting Arkansas Program. The subsequent section of I-49 leads 78 miles north from Blanchard, Louisiana to Texarkana, Arkansas. The I-49 designation carries through the Three Trails Crossing (aka the Grandview Triangle) interchange to guide motorists onto US 71 north of I-435 and terminates north of I-435 and south of Bannister Road (Route W) around the 190.0 mile marker. I-49 travels through downtown Alexandria doubling as US 71 Byp. Between Natchitoches and Shreveport, I-49 travels between LA 1 and US 171 and has junctions with US 371 and US 84, connecting with Coushatta and Mansfield, respectively. [34], A temporary designation of Highway 549 had been assigned to I-49 between US 71 north of Texarkana and Doddridge, 5 miles (8.0 km) from the state line. a parkway which directly connects the I-70 / I-670 interchange in downtown Kansas City, as well as the I-35 / I-29 / I-70 interchange just to the north, to south Kansas City and I-435, I-470 and I-49. Take Exit 131 (I-40 West/BUS 85 South). Some portions, such as the freeway between Morgan City and the Raceland area, are already built to interstate standards. A three-lane ramp follows with Interstate 435 north directly. 06/19/15, All traffic bound for I-435/U.S. Its southern terminus is in Lafayette, Louisiana, at I-10 while its northern terminus is in Kansas City, Missouri at I-435 and I-470. Groundbreaking occurred on July 8, 2011 with a public ceremony that included Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, and Senator Mark Pryor. Neither MoDOT nor the city of Kansas City can initiate this change. Associated work to build 13.81 miles of new road from AR 22 north to Interstate 40 is estimated to cost $235.4 million.41. I-49 intersects with I-470 and I-435, which provides connection to I-70 and I-35 and I-29. One of the final segments of Interstate 49 built in Louisiana was the northernmost portion between LA 3132 (Inner Loop Expressway) and I-20 in Shreveport. It is also planned to extend the road south to avoid New Orleans South. [44], On May 10, 2017, a 6.4 mile (10.3 km) segment of the bypass between the existing 5 mile segment near Hiwasse, Arkansas and a new temporary roundabout interchange with I-49 and US 71 near Bentonville, Arkansas opened after three years of construction, and costing over $50 million to complete. Take the service road towards Opelousas, funeral home is located on the right appx. Totaling $47.9 million, construction on the I-49 Missouri-Arkansas Connector runs through Summer 2022. A third northbound through lane was added to the left for Interstate 49/U.S. 05/19/14, Interstate 49 begins as Exit 1A leaves for I-10 east to Breaux Bridge, Baton Rouge and New Orleans. ARDOT 2017 Annual Average Daily Traffic Estimates, MoDOT 2016 Traffic Volume and Commercial Vehicle County Map, Interstate 49 Missouri-Arkansas Connector, Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Eisenhower Interstate Highway System: Previous Interstate Facts of the Day, AHTD Advertises First Bella Vista Bypass Project. The pair proceed south 2.7 miles to the freeway end at Evangeline Throughway. The two-year project represented a shift in funding priorities for MoDOT which in 2007, announced indefinite postponement of its portion of the Bella Vista bypass project, citing a $139-million dollar funding gap in Arkansas between construction costs and toll revenues, and Arkansas' commitment to only a two-lane bypass constructed over six years. Additionally business loop designations for U.S. 71 at Butler, Joplin, Neosho and Nevada were given conditional approval for renumbering as Business Loops for I-49. This was completed by late 1994. L to NGE 209 miles or 336 km [33], As of early 2019, funding was secured to complete the gap, in both Arkansas and Missouri. The contract involving construction of 0.635-miles of roadway and the new interchange with U.S. 71 at the south end was let May 2, 2012.21 This work concluded on July 14, 2015.30 See a set of photos from the ribbon cutting ceremony held that day at David Backlin’s Flickr page. I-49 Attractions road trip makes stops at Shreveport Water Works Museum, R. W. Norton Museum of Art, Big Als Feeding Show and others. In the future, soch is supposed to change, is planned an extension to the North, probably through Arkansas up into Missouri. Upgrading this segment was begun in 2020. 71 north combine with Interstate 44 east for 6.32 miles between Exit 11 and Exit 18. The Kansas City beltway west references Wichita for the connection with I-35 south in Lenexa, Kansas. The auxiliary lanes departs for I-435 north toward Raytown, Independence and I-35 for Des Moines, Iowa. North of I-40, Interstate 49 ends south of Bella Vista, about 8 miles (13 km) south of the Missouri state line. Interstate 29 (I-29) is an Interstate Highway in the Midwestern United States.I-29 runs from Kansas City, Missouri, at a junction with Interstate 35 and Interstate 70, to the Canada–US border near Pembina, North Dakota, where it connects with Manitoba Highway 75. Horse Motels on I-40. It crosses a number of fantastic small to mid-size Midwestern cities along its route, and connects to some major east-west and north-south interstates, too. 06/19/15, Interstate 49 travels along an elevated route through Shreveport to the four-level interchange (Exit 206) with I-20. [9][10] This segment joined the portion running concurrent with US 167, an existing limited-access highway, and was completed by 1983. In the early-2000s, there were plans by both states to rename the roadway as such between Interstate 44 west of Joplin and Interstate 40 at Fort Smith, once a new bypass of U.S. 71 had been completed around Bella Vista, Arkansas and north to Pineville, Missouri. 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Jung), Arkansas Highway & Transportation Dept. 05/19/14, Exit 103A departs from I-10 east next for U.S. 167 (Evangeline Throughway) south toward Downtown Lafayette and Lafayette Regional Airport (LFT). Explore! State money was secured to bridge the 20% funding gap needed for I-49 North, allowing LADOTD to work on seven of 11 proposed freeway segments between Interstate 220 and the state border. 05/20/14, The Kings Highway entrance ramp adds a fourth northbound lane to Interstate 20. I-49 North Segment K Construction to Begin in September 2013? 05/19/14, Interstate 49 leads north from Lafayette to Alexandria and Shreveport as part of a long distance route joining New Orleans and Baton Rouge with Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. [56] The rest of the freeway from the airport to LA 88 will be an at-grade six-lane freeway with a 2-mile (3.2 km) segment of eight-lane elevated freeway through the suburb of Broussard. Instead Route W (Bannister Road) provides a surface route connection for I-435 to the north. The road is proposed at 20 miles overall, 15 of which are in Arkansas. Representative Tom Pitre of Wisconsin indicated that the House was drafting a $375 billion, six-year proposal that would allocate Louisiana $4.28 billion to help pay for Interstate 49 within the state. [20] However, the AASHTO Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbers and Interstate Highways denied the I-49 designation at their annual meeting in September 2007 because none of the new roadway was yet under construction. Find nearby businesses, restaurants and hotels. A ramp stub was incorporated into the flyover taking traffic from I-20 west to I-49 south for the unconstructed freeway north through Allendale and Lakeside. 1 miles on the right. It is planned to be a six-lane elevated freeway, mostly utilizing the Evangeline Thruway corridor, except for a segment paralleling the BNSF/Union Pacific railroad line in order to serve the downtown area. A number of projects upgraded U.S. 90 to freeway standards in Iberia and Lafayette Parishes. Old U.S. 50 is designated Route 350 between Interstate 470 and I … The highway is not named Interstate 29 because of Interstate naming rules, which state that north-south roads are odd numbered and the highways are named in increasing order from west to east. 71 south for Grandview, Belton and Harrisonville. [50] The remaining 4.8 miles (7.7 km) in Missouri are slated to be completed by some time in 2022. Parcel map showing the path of the Bella Vista Bypass. From Interstate 85/Interstate 40 (Durham and points north/Raleigh and points east) Take I-85 South/I-40 West to Greensboro. The new exchange will be completed in mid-2021.50. [52] Colloquially referred to as "Chaffee Crossing", this first phase was completed on July 15, 2015 at 10:00am at the AR-549 and AR-22 Interchange. MoDOT's I-49 project manager said in an interview that "[MoDOT has] told Arkansas that whatever schedule it sets, we will meet them at the state line. A Feasibility Study and Environmental Inventory was completed in May 2010, followed by work on an Environmental Impact Statement. The Raceland—New Orleans segment of the proposed I-49 South was originally approved in 2008 with a Record of Decision for a fully elevated freeway on a mostly new alignment along the entire length. The meeting encouraged moving forward on the project, with a focus on building the I-49 bridge over the Arkansas River at Alma and the initiation of right of way acquisition south of Fort Smith.41 The 2016-20 State Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) included a $27.4 million request for preliminary engineering for the span. "Future I-49" segments extending northward from Texarkana, Arkansas plus segments from Doddridge south into Louisiana are shown on the official Arkansas 2013 Highway Map.[36]. A 30-day project to resign I-540/U.S. follows the Westbank Expressway through Westwego, Gretna, and Algiers. 05/20/14, Three lanes extend north from Interstate 49 to the Allendale and Lakeside residential area while Exit 206 separates into flyovers for I-20 west to Dallas, Texas and east to Monroe. 72 North-Co. Rd. [24], The US 71 upgrade involved removing all at-grade intersections and constructing interchanges and overpasses at 15 sites between Harrisonville and Lamar. In March 2019, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission approved funding for completion of the Bella Vista Bypass. I-49 is planned to follow the general route of US 71 through the state between Interstates 30 and 40. A Supplemental EIS is ongoing for that segment to finalize these changes. It passes through several smaller communities before reaching Neosho shortly before Joplin. 71 south. I-29 merges with U.S. Highway 71. [37], On August 11, 2010, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced $10 million in Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant funding to construct a portion of the new four-lane bypass, though the funding covers only a two-lane segment 2.5 miles (4.0 km) long. Here, motorists continue north 15 miles (24 km) of four-lane US 71 with intersections, traffic signals, lower speed limits and congestion before the present northern segment of I-49 begins at Pineville, Missouri. The I-49 North project is a 36-mile project that will construct a four-lane interstate with a 4-foot inside shoulder and a 10-foot outside shoulder from I-220 in Shreveport to the Arkansas state line. I-49 extends south 34.6 miles to U.S. 71 at Pineville. After applying for and receiving assistance from the 2012 Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program, ArDOT has begun construction on a new highway location for I-49 between the current I-40/I-540 interchange and US 71 south of Fort Smith, bypassing Van Buren and Fort Smith. [43] The final segment from Rocky Dell Hollow Road to the Missouri border will be completed with all 4 lanes by early 2022 to meet up with the Missouri segment. When complete, the additional lanes will enhance the transportation connection between the cities, increase capacity, and improve traveler safety. Right-of-way has been acquired and engineering has been completed, but construction is contingent upon allocating funding to the corridor. Photo taken by Chris Patriarca (04/08/03). 05/19/14, Construction of Interstate 49 directly upgraded the divided highway of U.S. 167 north to Opelousas. I-49/U.S. [51] [26], Most of the 10.2-mile corridor, constructed between 1990[27] and 2001, was built to Interstate standards. 05/19/14, eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'interstate_guide_com-leader-4','ezslot_16',199,'0','0'])); north at, U.S. 167 (Evangeline Throughway) north leaves the area of Northgate Mall and transitions into an expressway. I-49 Louisiana Exits Northbound with nearby info on hotels, motels, restaurants, gas prices, maps, attractions and local services "Future I-49" signage is visible along US 90 and US 90 Bus., although as of 2017, construction has yet to begin. Map multiple locations, get transit/walking/driving directions, view live traffic conditions, plan trips, view satellite, aerial and street side imagery. 05/20/14, The original section of Interstate 49 travels 206 miles south from I-20 in Shreveport to I-10 at Lafayette. [21] During this time, there was also some debate as to whether the Interstate 29 designation should be extended farther south from its current terminus in Kansas City, to either Joplin or all the way to Fort Smith.[22]. Work on the safety measure commenced by March 2017 and was finished by Spring 2018.46 The upgrade is a temporary solution for U.S. 90 until state officials can secure funds for the building of permanent overpasses at Red Cypress Road in Patterson, Thorguson Road in Berwick and Southeast Boulevard in Bayou Vista. MoDOT was awaiting completion of the Arkansas section to move forward,29 and eventually allocated funding for its portion in the 2013-17 Draft STIP. I-44 is not one of the longest interstates, but still tallies an impressive 633 miles as it makes its way from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to St. Louis, Missouri. Interstate 49 (I-49) is a north–south Interstate Highway that exists in multiple segments: the original portion entirely within the state of Louisiana with an additional signed portion extending from I-220 in Shreveport to the Arkansas state line, four newer sections in Arkansas, and a new section that opened in Missouri. Photo taken by Eric Stuve (12/17/02). 06/19/15, An arrow per lane sign (APL) separates drivers for Interstate 435 north around the east side of Kansas City to Claycomo and U.S. 71 (Bruce R. Watkins Drive) north to Blue Hills, Ivanhoe and Downtown, Kansas City. 06/19/15, A two-lane on-ramp from I-470/U.S. 05/20/14, High rises come into view as I-20 approaches the Red River and southwestern turn to Downtown Shreveport. The campaign called for I-29 to be extended south from Kansas City to New Orleans following much of the route along US 71. US 90 Bus. Expected to cost $150.6 million,27 the Bella Vista Bypass was planned to be constructed as a toll road. Maps of I-49. 05/19/14, Hurricane Evacuation trailblazers are posted along Interstate 49 from Lafayette northward all the way to Shreveport. Work progressed with the opening of another 30 miles of Interstate 49 on November 22, 1989. [23] The designation applies to current US 71 between I-435 in south Kansas City and Route H at Pineville (McDonald County), which was upgraded to Interstate standards beginning in 2010. [45], In 2012, Missouri still had $40 million available for construction of its portion of the Bella Vista bypass from Pineville to the Arkansas state line. An advance sign for Interstate 49 appears amid a quick succession off off-ramps. Photo taken by Chris Patriarca (04/08/03). The northern section of Interstate 49 travels 179 miles between U.S. 71 at Pineville and I-435, I-470 and U.S. 71 at Grandview, Missouri. Interstate 49 in southwest Arkansas overtook the Highway 549 freeway between Exit 4 (U.S. 71) near Doddridge and U.S. 59/71 north of McKinney Bayou and Texarkana, as well as Future I-130 along Highway 245. [13][14] The remaining portions running through the urban centers of Alexandria and Shreveport required a much greater expenditure of time and funding. Optimistic officials at the time pursued opening the new 6.6-mile section of future Interstate 49 in 2010, if not 2009.9, LADOTD later anticipated having most of Interstate 49 North, from LA 1 (Segment I) to LA 168 south of the Arkansas state line (Segment A), open and signed as I-49 by November 2013.25 This included a temporary end at LA 168 that awaited completion of the Arkansas section from Highway 549 southward, which was projected for May 2014. [citation needed], Arkansas 549 between AR-72 and County Road 34 opened on August 22, 2015. Exit 1 completed the movement from the beltway east to I-49 south toward Grandview and Joplin. Costs are estimated at $250 million for the array of projects.40. $25 million in prior funding for the Bella Vista Bypass via a Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development grant was secured by U.S. House members from Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas in December 2018.44. The gap between LA 168 and U.S. 71 north of Kiblah, Arkansas opened to traffic after a ribbon cutting ceremony held by officials from both states on the morning of November 10, 2014.28, Segment K, linking I-49 at LA 1 near Blanchard with Interstate 220 at North Shreveport, included the construction of a new systems interchange one mile west of the the exchange joining I-220 with U.S. 71/LA 1.1 Segment K went to bid in December 2013, two years later than expected due to funding issues for the $70-100 million project.22,24 Construction was estimated for completion in 2017-18.25, Totaling $142 million, the interchange joining I-49 North with Interstate 220 opened to traffic following a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Governor John Bel Edwards, state and local officials on October 17, 2018. U.S. 79/80 just prior to the cloverleaf interchange with I-10 and US 71 and 59. Exits 11 through 18 and Exit southbound on route 71 ( N Market Street ) CR 34 Benton. 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