Welcome to the official website for the I-49 Inner City Connector Project. We will be updating this website regularly to correspond with progress in the project schedule. Please check back periodically for updated information, maps, and event information.

We have entered the planning and environmental stage (Stage 1) of this project. Please check the Update Section below for current project information and new meeting dates.

The Project: The I-49 Inner City Connector Project is part of the I-49 Corridor which runs from Winnipeg, Canada to New Orleans, Louisiana. The I-49 Inner City Connector will be a new interstate facility approximately 3.6 miles in length. It is proposed to intersect Shreveport in order to connect I-49 at the I-20 interchange with I-49 North in the vicinity of the I-220 interchange.

Current Status of Stage 1

Six public input meetings were held January 19-21, 2016. This was the third round of Community Input Meetings for the Stage 1 process. Click here for a link to the comment form distributed at these meetings. Any forms postmarked by February 8, 2016 will become part of the official transcript for this round of meetings.

Click here to see an overview of the Stage 1 process.


The third round of Community Input Meetings was held January 19-21, 2016. These meetings  incorporated all affected communities and provided information on all five build alternatives for the I-49 Inner City Connector. All project information displayed at these meetings is available on the Documents page and is prefaced with Round 3 Community Input Meetings.

RECENTLY ADDED - We are currently in the process of udpating the documents portion of this website. In the interim, we would like to make the following reference document available. 

I-49 Economic Impacts (Jan 2016)