Interstate 69 in Louisiana
|Length:||100 mi (161 km)|
|Status:||In design; environmental studies complete|
|South end:||I-69 at Texas state line|
|North end:||I-69 at Arkansas state line|
In Louisiana, I-69 will pass near Shongaloo, Haynesville, and Minden in north Louisiana. It will then turn southwest, intersecting I-20 near Haughton in Bossier Parish and then head south of Shreveport, skirting along the eastern and southern edges of Barksdale Air Force Base. I-69 will then turn more westerly, intersect I-49 near Stonewall in DeSoto Parish, north of Mansfield and head for the Texas state line. Among officials working for this route was Mayor Dennis Freeman of Logansport in DeSoto Parish, who served from 1984 until his death in 2007.
I-69 has been divided into a number of sections of independent utility (SIUs).
From I-20 near Haughton, Louisiana, I-69 will probably be built on a new alignment towards Haynesville. From Haynesville, the freeway will enter Arkansas and run northeast to U.S. Route 82 (US 82) west of El Dorado.
SIU 15 continues around the south and east sides of the Shreveport area, crossing I-49 and ending at I-20 near Haughton. The project would provide a divided, four-lane, limited-access highway on new location between US 171 near the Town of Stonewall in DeSoto Parish, and I-20 near the Town of Haughton in Bossier Parish, a distance of approximately 35 miles (56 km). The project Study Area encompasses portions of Bossier, Caddo, and DeSoto Parishes.
- Staff. "Interstate 69 Shreveport to El Dorado". Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department and Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Retrieved August 2007.
- "I-69: Shreveport-Memphis". Retrieved 4 October 2014.
- Staff. "I-69, SIU 15 Project Site". Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. Retrieved August 2007.
- "I-69 in LA (and LA 3132/Shreveport Inner Loop Extension)". Retrieved 4 October 2014.
- Media related to Interstate 69 in Louisiana at Wikimedia Commons