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Ambassador Caffery construction begins, work to last through Jan. 2022

Posted at 4:15 PM, Sep 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-24 17:23:25-04

Construction to repair and improve Ambassador Caffery Parkway (LA 3073) in Lafayette has begun, and officials say the project won't be fully completed until 2022.

Roadwork will continue from Johnston St. (U.S. 167) to Kaliste Saloom Road. Because this portion of Ambassador Caffery is a state highway, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is managing and overseeing the project.

The project includes concrete roadway patching, curb and gutter repairs, joint sealing, drainage structure replacements, sidewalk and driveway replacements, and related work.

Construction is divided into three sections, which will be repaired in the following order:

· Johnston Street to Robley Drive, expected completion date is February 2021
· Robley Drive to the Vermilion River, expected completion date is August 2021
· Vermilion River to Kaliste Saloom Road, expected completion date January 2022

Crews will work at night to avoid traffic congestion, with the exception of daytime and nighttime construction throughout weekends. Work will take place on Mondays-Thursdays from 8 p.m. - 6 p.m. and on weekends from Friday evenings at 8 p.m. to Monday mornings at 6 a.m., weather permitting.

Periodic lane closures are necessary to perform pavement patching and to facilitate replacement of concrete sidewalks and driveways. Louisiana Department of Transportation road crews will alternate lane closures; lane closures will be limited to one section at a time. Lane closures are not allowed from the Friday prior to Thanksgiving through the Sunday following New Year's Day.

Drivers who have questions about the project should direct questions to Deidra Druilhet at 337-262-6133.

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