U.S Interstate 20

East of Bossier City, Interstate 20 passes by Barksdale A.F.B. and transitions back into a rural freeway. Paralleling U.S. 80, I-20 proceeds to Minden, Arcadia and Ruston. Once it reaches Monroe, I-20 becomes an urban freeway again along the busiest stretch between Dallas and Jackson, Mississippi. Monroe was also the location of another proposed branch loop, Interstate 420.2 72 miles beyond Downtown Monroe, I-20 spans the Mississippi River across the Vicksburg Bridge, a four lane cantilever span.

U.S. Highway 79/80

U.S Highway 79  connects with State Route 531 in Minden.


The Louisiana Southern Railroad (LAS) began operations September 25, 2005. Watco Companies acquired the railroad through a lease agreement with the Kansas City Southern Railway (KCS). The LAS consists of 188 miles of track featuring two separate branches. The northern branch runs from Bossier City to Sibley, then north to Springhill. Additionally, the southern branch runs from Gibsland to Pineville Junction. The LAS interchanges with the KCS at Gibsland and Sibley.

Kansas City Southern Vision:
KCS strives to consistently be the fastest-growing, best-performing, most customer-focused transportation provider in North America.

Our Values:
The KCS Culture is a set of values, beliefs and behaviors that define our Company, and create a foundation for our growth and success. Our strong culture and core values will allow KCS to fulfill its Vision and continue to endure in times of stress.

The Minden Airport serves the City of Minden and Webster Parish and is owned and operated by the City of Minden.

In the State of Louisiana there are four General Aviation airport roles. The Minden Airport is classified as a Level II; maintaining a contributing role in supporting the local and regional economies and connecting it to the state and national economies. This 164 acre facility can provide the same type of quality services to customers, with small single engine planes to medium sized corporate jets and helicopters, as larger general aviation and commercial airports offer.

Directions: From the City square in historic downtown Minden, head north on Pine Street for about 1.7mi, followed by a slight right onto Methodist Camp Road, where you will travel about 0.5mi to find the Minden Airport.

Minden Airport (MNE)
100 Aviation Drive
Minden, LA 71055

Phone: 318-371-7832
Fax: 318-377-6789

Airport Manager:
Steven Burdeaux


Caddo-Bossier Port

Approximately 46 miles away from Minden (50 minutes)

Located on the Red River Waterway just south of Shreveport-Bossier, Louisiana, The Port has immediate access to barge, rail, motor freight and air transport providing a robust network of distribution to nearly 30 million people in some of America’s strongest consumer markets Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Austin and New Orleans are all within a one-day reach by motor freight. In fact, UPS ranks Caddo-Bossier among the TOP FIVE CITIES in the country with the largest population within its next-day distribution.

The Port’s infrastructure, logistics and transportation network take full advantage of its superior geography by offering rail transportation, water and barge, air and motor freight transportation.

Port of Lake Charles

Approximately 193 miles away from Minden (4 hours)

The Port of Lake Charles is a deepwater seaport located in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and located on the Calcasieu Ship Channel, north of the U.S. Gulf Coast. The Port opened in 1926 and today is the 12th-busiest port district in the nation, based on tonnage, as ranked by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It also was named by Forbes magazine as the seventh-fastest growing seaport in America.

The Port manages the Calcasieu Ship Channel, which runs inland 36 miles and extends out into the Gulf of Mexico another 32 miles. The Port of Lake Charles’ official name is the Lake Charles Harbor & Terminal District, a public body created by the Louisiana Legislature. The District encompasses 203 square miles in Calcasieu Parish and operates on 5,420 acres.