August 15, 2001
A RESOLUTION TO URGE AND REQUEST GOVERNOR MIKE FOSTER, THE LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT, AND THE FEDERAL HIGHWAYS ADMINISTRATION TO EXPEDITE THE I-49 EXTENSION FROM I-220 IN SHREVEPORT TO THE ARKANSAS STATE LINE, AND TO OTHERWISE PROVIDE WITH RESPECT THERETO.
WHEREAS, the I-49 extension from I-220 in Shreveport to the Arkansas state line will provide Northwest Louisiana with an efficient, high speed transportation facility that will better serve existing and future travel demands than the existing area highways; and
WHEREAS, the I-49 extension from I-220 in Shreveport to the Arkansas state line will improve traffic access to existing and future communities, employment centers, recreational and tourist areas, agricultural land uses and other development; and
WHEREAS, the I-49 extension from I-220 in Shreveport to the Arkansas state line will improve traffic flow on existing highways in the area by diverting heavy vehicles and through traffic to the new facility; and
WHEREAS, the I-49 extension from I-220 in Shreveport to the Arkansas state line will strengthen the overall transportation system in the area and throughout the region by enhancing the movement and distribution of goods and improving access to existing rail services, airports, waterways and ports.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Bossier Parish Police Jury in due, regular and legal session convened, that the Bossier Parish Police Jury does hereby urge and request Governor Mike Foster, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and the Federal Highways Administration to expedite the I-49 extension from I-220 in Shreveport to the Arkansas state line.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that if any provision or item of this resolution or the application thereof is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions, items or applications which can be given effect without the invalid provisions, items or applications, and to this end, the provisions of this resolution are hereby declared severable.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution shall take effect immediately.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that all resolutions or parts thereof in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.
The resolution was offered by Mr. Hammack, seconded by Dr. Shell. Upon unanimous vote, it was duly adopted on this 15th day of August, 2001.
CHERYL G. MARTIN SECRETARY-TREASURER
JESSE WILLIAMS, PRESIDENT BOSSIER PARISH POLICE JURY