Bossier Parish Police Jury approved construction of toll bridge

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A privately funded highway project that would link the southern parishes of Bossier and Caddo, including a toll bridge spanning the Red River, took a step forward on Wednesday following a police jury vote in the parish of Bossier.

The jury members unanimously agreed to authorize a cooperative agreement between the parish and Tim James, Inc. to construct, maintain and operate, at the company’s expense, a toll bridge and the necessary feeder roads. through private land in the parish of Bossier. Plans call for the $ 60 million to $ 80 million project to connect LA Hwy. 3132 to US Hwy. 71Near Parkway High School.

Parish lawyer Patrick Jackson said Tim James Inc. is also moving forward to obtain the necessary approval from all agencies, including Caddo Parish and the United States Corps of Engineers.

“They are going in all directions in a positive way,” Jackson told jury members.

Representatives from Alabama-based Tim James Inc. pitched the idea to members of the police jury earlier this year. After receiving approval, the project would enter a design phase, with construction taking approximately two years. Authorities believe the causeway could be opened in 2026, taking into account weather conditions and any other delays.

During Wednesday’s meeting, the jury members:

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A public hearing has been scheduled for December 15 to consider approval of the Belmere Subdivision Development Project. (Located next to Julesburg Ln. In the Belmere subdivision).

A public hearing has been scheduled for December 15 to consider approval of The Ascent’s proposed development on Subdivision 80. (Located off Highway 80 next to Legacy Church.)

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