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Construction to begin on roundabout

Posted: 2:06 PM, Aug 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-05 15:06:43-04

Construction is slated to begin tomorrow on a roundabout at the intersection of La. 347 and Doyle Melancon Road in St. Martin Parish. 

The project is predicted to cost $2.5 million. 

The work is estimated to take place each Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., weather permitting. The project is predicted to be complete in June 2019. 

There will be intermittent lane closures throughout the project with no delays expected. The road will be open to regular traffic with a 12-foot lane restriction on oversized loads passing through the work zone.

North Doyle Melancon Road, Dup Boulevard, Dom Boulevard, LA 347, and South Doyle Melancon Road may be used as alternate routes. Detour signs will be posted.

Roundabouts are one-way, circular intersections designed to improve safety and efficiency for motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians. Roundabouts reduce crashes by decreasing stop-and-go traffic.