Timeline

  • 1966

    October 1966

    Caddo-Bossier Council of Local Governments, predecessor to today’s Northwest Louisiana Council of Governments (NLCOG), is created as Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) directs state and local governments to form such entities for state and local transportation planning involving any federal funds.

  • 1969

    September 1969

    "Inner Loop Report" is developed as initial plan for what became combined federal highway Inner Loop and Louisiana Highway 3132 traffic loop within Shreveport.

  • 1973

    April 1973

    "Inner Loop Extension Corridor Study" is created by Louisiana Department of Highways, Caddo-Bossier Council of Local Governments and HNTB.

  • 1991-1992

    "Inner Loop Extension Corridor Study" is developed by City of Shreveport Dept. of Public Works, Northwest Louisiana Council of Governments (NLCOG), and NTB, Inc. (Note: Eleven route options are studied. "Preferred Route" selected which passes through current location of Twelve Oaks subdivision on path to Port of Caddo-Bossier.)

     

  • 1996

    Shreveport voters approve $3.5 million for Inner Loop / LA Hwy. 3132 extension to the Port of Caddo-Bossier.

     

  • 1999

    A portion of 1996 bond issue funds are used to purchase a 16-acre tract of land south of Flournoy Lucas Road, setting the location of the final leg of Hwy. 3132 Extension to the Port.

     

  • 2003

    Shreveport Development Corporation, represented by Tony Janca, begins development of a residential subdivision, Twelve Oaks, within the path of the 3132 Extension route set as a result of the 1991-1992 "Inner Loop Extension Corridor Study."

    July 2003

    ""Caddo-Bossier Metropolitan Area Transportation Plan Update" is developed by LA DOTD, NLCOG, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc., NTB, Inc., and Caliper Corporation. (Note: Maps within this report show the 3132 Extension route moved from the original location on the Twelve Oaks side of Bayou Pierre or to the southwest side of Bayou Pierre. No recorded public comment from LA DOTD, NLCOG, Shreveport-Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) or any other regulatory body to this change has been found.)

    October 1, 2003

    Twelve Oaks developer Tony Janca petitions the MPC to allow his Shreveport Development Corporation to build homes within the known, existing route of the 3132 Extension. (Note: MPC member Rick Seaton notes that such a rezoning for home construction is within the route of the 3132 Extension, and NLCOG Director Kent Rogers says, " ... the proposed rezoning ... basically 'kills' that project (3132 Extension) from ever going forward from that point on.")

  • 2004

    October 6, 2004

    At MPC meeting, James Mohr, on behalf of Tony Janca and Twelve Oaks, requests that the MPC move ahead with the delayed rezoning application for Twelve Oaks, a rezoning which effectively kills the publicly known route for the extension. The matter is delayed until the MPC hears from Kent Rogers at NLCOG.

    October 31, 2004

    Tony Janca writes to MPC's Charles Kirkland to make Janca's case for the requested rezoning to expand homebuilding within the known and officially recognized 3132 Extension corridor. (Note: Janca's language is importantly different than that used in the earlier e-mail to Rogers, noting Twelve Oaks will provide acreage to "allow ... the Inner Loop extension to cross Bayou Pierre.")

    November 4, 2004

    In a meeting of the MPC, Kent Rogers/NLCOG reverses the position on the Janca/Twelve Oaks rezoning application for homebuilding within the known route of the 3132 Extension. (Note: Rogers cites Janca's e-mail of a few days earlier, referring to Janca's offer as " ... they (Twelve Oaks) are willing to donate the property to make sure the corridor is preserved."

  • 2005

    January 5, 2005

    The MPC votes unanimously to approve the Janca/Twelve Oaks rezoning for homebuilding in portions of the known 3132 Extension corridor.

    March 11, 2005

    Caddo Parish Commission Ordinance No. 4336 of 2005 is recorded in the Caddo Parish Courthouse record. The 3132 Extension right-of-way contiguous with the City of Shreveport's 16-acre tract is set in this Ordinance, as designed by Tony Janca and NLCOG, and approved by MPC.

  • 2007

    April 10, 2007

    Tim Larkin's Larkin Development North, LLC, pays $1,109,970 to Tony Janca/Shreveport Development Corporation for the 36.99-acre tract of land surrounding the City of Shreveport's 16-acre tract for the route of the 3132 Extension. (Note: This tract of land, required for Esplanade's entrance/exit, passes from Janca /SDC to Larkin without specific mention of any Janca/SDC’s officially recorded pledge to preserve the route of the 3132 Extension to the Port.)

  • 2011

    April 7, 2011

    At a meeting of NLCOG's Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) committee, Shreveport Mayor Cedric Glover offers a motion which includes a specific action by NLCOG to terminate any 3132 extension from its current Flournoy-Lucas Road terminus to the Caddo-Bossier Port. (Note: This means that instead of using a direct, controlled route to the Port, all related traffic would use Flournoy-Lucas, then Hwy. 1, to go south from the current terminus.)

    May 19, 2011

    A public meeting in opposition to the planned termination of the 3132 Extension is held at LSU Shreveport, and the Finish 3132 Coalition begins its work to support completion of the route.

    June 2011

    The Louisiana DOTD and NLCOG begin preparations for an "environmental assessment" to, supposedly, study possible routes for the 3132 Extension to the Port. The public is told the study will cost $800,000 and take two years. (Note: Though $800,000 was the figure mentioned, a request for $1 million is made to DOTD by NLCOG.)

     

    More to come

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May 27, 2014
Elliott Stonecipher, spokesperson for the Finish 3132 Coalition, offers an update on the project.
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