I-49 to connect Texarkana to LouisianaI-49 to connect Texarkana to Louisianahttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=75712013-04-24T13:55:00Z2013-04-24T00:00:00Z

TEXARKANA, ARK. - Construction of I-49 from Texarkana to the Louisiana border is scheduled to begin before the end of May 2013.

The final contract was awarded to I-Highway Construction Inc., a Colorado construction company, for $16,110,526. The project should be complete by spring 2015.

The purpose of the project is to construct a four-lane divided roadway on 4.2 miles of Hwy. 71, south of Doddridge. The work will extend from the Louisiana state line to Doddridge, south of Texarkana.

This is the final project from Texarkana to Louisiana and eventually will be a part of I-49. This combined with the completion of the northern loop in Texarkana, Ark., will provide a four-lane divided interstate-type roadway from Louisiana to Hwy. 71 north of Texarkana.

Texarkana Gazette
Infrastructure & Transportation
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