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Details on the $10 million construction project starting on Dulles Drive

Construction begins Tuesday, February 4th
 Road closed
Posted at 5:11 PM, Jan 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-30 18:11:32-05

LAFAYETTE, La. — Dulles Drive will be closed for more than a year between Westgate and N. Domingue, and an informational meeting has been set for the night before the closure starts.

Dulles will be closed from the eastern part of its intersection with Westgate Road (LA 93) to the western part of its intersection with N. Domingue Road for at least a year and a half. The project starts Tuesday.

The meeting will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at the West Regional Library on Old Spanish Trail in Scott.

The contractor on the job will be Merrick, LLC

Lafayette Consolidated Government Traffic Engineering & Development Section Engineer Alison Lognion adds, "the full project entails three lanes of concrete, curb and gutter section with subsurface drainage, with sidewalks and street lights, from now the two-laned asphalt with open ditches." Lognion adds that the project will ultimately help with flooding in the area and improve the traffic flow from Ambassador Caffery Parkway.

The complete project is expected to take 2.5 years and generally entails the widening of Dulles Drive from two-laned 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.

It is a multi-phase project; this is the first phase.

Detour routes will be posted and will direct motorists to utilize N. Domingue Rd., W. Congress Rd., and Rue de Belier (LA 93).