Lafayette

Oct 22, 2010 1:46 PM by Veronica White

Drivers Stuck and Sick of Camellia Blvd.

The Camellia Boulevard project has one driver after another saying the same thing: "It's frustrating."

Many Lafayette drivers are sick of crawling through what they say used to be a fast route to the other side of town.

Some cars have even gotten stuck in the construction zone, in areas that were not marked clearly or that changed.

"I don't realize why they didn't do this when they were building the road in the first place," says one driver.

Another adds, "You never know which lane you need to be in, they keep changing it, and its time for it to be finished."

The 2-million-dollar construction project started in January and was expected to end by December, but now, project leaders say, it will not be done until March.

"There have been minor delays with utility conflicts. We've had about 10 change orders, most of them minor. Given the parameters we had to work, with not much more could've been done," says Pat Logan from the Public Works Department.

The project is adding lanes for left turns and right turns, that will, when finished, make traffic flow more smoothly.

The Public Works office says most of the major work will be done by the holiday season.

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