Mar 3, 2014 12:48 PM by MELISSA CANONE
Lafayette Police are reminding citizens that on Mardi Gras day, March 4, 2014, all roads in and around the parade route will be closed once the first parade begins.
This will include the north and south bound lanes of the Evangeline Thruway at Jefferson Street.
Motorist can detour around this intersection by traveling on Louisiana Avenue and on Willow Street.
The roadways will be re-opened after the Independent parade has passed and all pedestrian traffic has cleared.