Posted: Sep 5, 2013 10:24 AM by MELISSA CANONE
Updated: Sep 5, 2013 10:24 AM
BROUSSARD, La. - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced today it will continue intermittent lane closures on U.S. 90, until Friday, September 27, to allow crews to perform shoulder work.
The lane closures will take place in the west and eastbound directions, between La. 92 (Young Street) and Hughes Road in Broussard, weather permitting.
These lane closures will take place Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Permit loads are restricted to 16 feet in width, and emergency vehicles will have access to the area.
The work being performed during this closure is related to the $4.9 million project to install j-turns on U.S. 90 between the Billeaud Overpass and Wall Road. The J-turn design will safely and efficiently manage traffic and eliminate left-turn and through movements from side roads and driveways into crossovers. All vehicles will be required to turn right and then U-turn at a median opening down the road.
Approximately 40,000 drivers a day travel on this portion of U.S. 90. Work on this four-mile project began in November 2012 and should be completed by fall 2013.