Interstate 220 (Louisiana)

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Interstate 220 marker

Interstate 220
Route information
Maintained by Louisiana DOTD
Length: 17.62 mi[1] (28.36 km)
Existed: 1971 (signed)
1991 (completed) – present
Major junctions
West end: I‑20 / LA 3132 in Shreveport
 

US 71 in Shreveport

US 79 / US 80 in Bossier City
East end: I‑20 in Bossier City
Location
Parishes: Caddo, Bossier
Highway system
  • Louisiana Highway System
I‑210 LA 300

Interstate 220 (I-220) in Louisiana is an east–west bypass route around Shreveport, Louisiana in the northwestern corner of the state. It runs 17.62 miles (28.36 km) from I-20 and LA 3132 in Shreveport to a second interchange with I-20 in Bossier City.[1][2]

Route description[edit]

Interstate 220 begins at Interstate 20 in western Shreveport at the northern end of Louisiana Highway 3132 near Shreveport Regional Airport. I-220 heads northeast towards Cross Lake, where it passes through northern Shreveport, curving in an eastern direction at US 71, before crossing the Red River near the Shreveport Downtown Airport. East of the Red River, I-220 enters Bossier City, continuing east through the northern parts of that city until curving south towards I-20 at Shed Road (exit 15). Interstate 220 ends at I-20 at the southwest corner of the Louisiana Downs racetrack.

History[edit]

Future[edit]

There have been proposals to extend the highway eastward over the Red River and then northward to complete the loop by reaching Interstate 20, but Barksdale Air Force Base is in the way of a direct route to join up with the beginning of I-220. Google Maps shows ramp stubs for a possible extension southward from its eastern terminus with Interstate 20.[3]

Exit list[edit]

Parish Location Mile[2] km Exit Destinations Notes
Caddo Shreveport 0.0–
0.6
0.0–
1.0
1B–C I‑20 west – Dallas
I‑20 east – Monroe
LA 3132 east to I‑49 – Alexandria
Western terminus of I-220 and LA 3132;
Signed as Exit 1B to Dallas and 1C to Monroe
1.1–
1.5
1.8–
2.4
1A Jefferson Paige Road Eastbound to US 79/80; Jefferson Paige Road is PR 18 (not signed)
  2.1–
2.6
3.4–
4.2
2 Lakeshore Drive
Shreveport 3.1–
5.0
5.0–
8.0
Bridge over Cross Lake
5.0–
5.4
8.0–
8.7
5 LA 173 (Blanchard Road) Alternate local name: Shreveport–Blanchard Highway
6.7 10.8 6 I‑49 north – Texarkana South end of new I-49 segment scheduled to open in 2016 or 2017
7.5–
8.2
12.1–
13.2
7A–B US 71 / LA 1 south – Shreveport
US 71 / LA 1 north – Texarkana
Signed as Exit 7A to Shreveport and 7B to Texarkana
CaddoBossier line   8.3–
8.9
13.4–
14.3
Bridge over Red River
Bossier Bossier City 10.8–
11.3
17.4–
18.2
11 LA 3 – Benton, Bossier City
11.7–
12.3
18.8–
19.8
12 LA 3105 (Airline Drive) – Bossier City
13.6–
14.2
21.9–
22.9
13 Swan Lake Road
14.7–
15.7
23.7–
25.3
15 Shed Road
16.7–
16.9
26.9–
27.2
17A US 79 / US 80 – Racetrack
17.4–
18.0
28.0–
29.0
17B I‑20 west – Shreveport
I‑20 east – Monroe
Eastern terminus; eastbound exit and westbound entrance;
Signed as Exit 17B to I-20 west (no exit number for I-20 east)
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Route map: Google / Bing