Dec 8, 2010 11:16 AM by Katie Durio
Tony Tramel, Director of Traffic and Transportation Department, announced today two public improvements will be under construction at the same time which will impact citizens in the Youngsville area. The intersection of Bonin at Fortune will be closed approximately 6 months beginning at 7 am on Monday (12-6-10). In addition Chemin Metairie Rd Bridge between Fortune Rd and Ambassador Caffery Pkwy will be closed during this time. Detour routes will be posted utilizing Ambassador Caffery Parkway, Youngsville Hwy, Iberia St, Milton Ave, Chemin Metairie, Fortune Rd and Verot School Rd.
This decision was made after discussions with Youngsville Mayor Wilson Viator and the potential impact with other projects in the area to be bid in upcoming months. By not delaying one project over the other, citizens will have the benefit of both projects much earlier.
Attached is a graphic showing each location where roads are being closed and identifying the signed detour routes. The media is encouraged to post this detour plan multiple times before and during the anticipated road closures.