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DOTD announces lane closures for $1.5M school safety project

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Posted at 6:13 AM, Mar 21, 2023

LAFAYETTE PARISH — The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) announced that work recently started on a $1.5 million Safe Routes to School project.

DOTD plans to enhance roadway safety by installing sidewalks, driveways, handicap ramps, grading and signage along various school routes in Lafayette Parish.

These routes include:

  • L.J. Alleman Middle & Woodvale Elementary Schools
    • Marilyn Drive, Kim Drive, and Reed Drive
  • Ernest Gallet Elementary School
    • E. Milton Avenue
  • Duson Elementary School
    • D Street
  • Ossun Elementary School
    • Rue Scholastique, Crooked Creek, Trewhill Parkway, and Valley Forest Road

Work is expected to take place Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm, weather permitting.

Intermittent lane closures will be necessary to perform construction work in each area. Drivers should expect some delays.

The project is estimated for completion in December of 2023, the department says.

DOTD would like to remind motorists to drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.