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Closures announced for Dulles Drive widening project set to begin June 15

Posted at 11:01 AM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-10 12:01:28-04

LCG Public Works Department announced that a portion of Dulles Drive will be closed for widening.

The closure will be from the eastern part of Dulles Drive's intersection with Westgate Road (LA 93) to Bon Vie Drive. N. Domingue Road will also be closed from Ravine Run Road to Dulles Drive beginning Monday, June 15th, weather permitting, before noon that day.

The closure will last for an expected one and a half years.

The Public Works Department says the complete project is expected to take two and a half years and generally entails the widening of Dulles Drive from a two lane asphalt roadway with open ditches to three lanes concrete roadway with subsurface drainage, sidewalks, and street lights from eastern side of its intersection with Westgate Rd. (LA 93) through Ambassador Caffery.

The bridge will be replaced; a roundabout and additional turn lanes will be constructed at N. Domingue Road and Ambassador Caffery, respectively. The project will be done in multiple phases.

Detour routes will be posted and will direct motorists to utilize N. Domingue Rd., W. Congress Rd., and Rue de Belier (LA 93). Local access for The Open Door Church located at 1709 Dulles Drive will be maintained.

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