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Aug 30, 2013 1:00 PM by MELISSA CANONE

DOTD continues intermittent lane closures on U.S. 90 for shoulder work

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 6, to allow crews to perform shoulder work.

The lane closures will take place in the west and eastbound directions, between La. 92 (Smede Highway) and the Ambassador Caffery Overpass, weather permitting.

These lane closures will take place 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.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

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