The Port of Caddo-Bossier is strategically located south of Shreveport and Bossier City in Louisiana for easy access to major interstate, federal and state highways. Trucks hauling raw materials or items manufactured by Port tenants are only a day’s drive from major hubs in the southern United States.
I-20 is a major east-west interstate highway. It extends for just over 1,500 miles from South Carolina to Texas. I-20 intersects with I-49 near Downtown Shreveport, offering north-south access. Each day, nearly 100,000 vehicles travel through Shreveport and Bossier City on this interstate.
I-49 is a north-south highway that passes to the west of The Port of Caddo-Bossier. When completed, the interstate will run for 850 miles from New Orleans, Louisiana, to Kansas City, Missouri. There are currently northbound and southbound segments that extend from Shreveport. The southbound portion runs from I-20 near Downtown Shreveport to Lafayette, Louisiana. Nearly 90,000 vehicles access the Shreveport section of the highway every day. Work is underway to extend the route to New Orleans. The northern route begins at the I-220 bypass north of Downtown Shreveport and runs to the Arkansas state line. Other segments of the highway are in the planning and construction phases.
I-69, which is nicknamed the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) super highway, will cross through The Port of Caddo-Bossier. Upon completion, the 841-mile route will connect Canada with Mexico.
The proposed route crosses into Louisiana from Arkansas. It will cross I-20 in Bossier Parish before passing directly through The Port. It will cross I-49 before heading into Texas. Currently, planning is underway for a service road that will connect I-49 in neighboring DeSoto Parish to The Port. Portions of the service road will eventually become I-69.