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Road closure at Rue Du Belier and Dulles postponed due to weather

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Roadway closure map for Rue Du Belier/Dulles Dr intersection
Posted at 4:43 PM, Aug 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-24 09:17:48-04

SCOTT, L.a. — The City of Scott announced Tuesday that the road closure at Rue Du Belier and Dulles Drive has been postponed because of inclement weather.

The detour at the intersection was originally to start on Wednesday, Aug. 24. According to Scott's mayor Jan-Scott Richard, this is because they want to prioritize and ensure the safety of travelers, while also getting the job done correctly. Weather conditions must be dry to stripe the detour road properly.

City officials told KATC that construction of the city's new roundabout is supposed to take about eight months — finishing by mid-April 2023. Regardless of this delay, the mayor wants residents and those traveling through the area to be alert and focus on following all traffic signals and stop signs in the meantime, especially in the case of bad weather.

Some residents, however, are voicing their concern over the rest of the Dulles construction — wondering when that will be complete, even asking why the city would start another project when other parts, such as the widening of Dulles Drive from Ambassador Caffery to Westgate Road, aren't yet complete.

"It is 2 separate entities. We have zero jurisdiction on the east-bound project of Dulles," Richard said. "After speaking with LCG engineers, they are expected to open the road by the end of the month."

Those with Lafayette Consolidated Government confirmed this on their Facebook page five days ago.

There is no word yet as to when road work in the area can resume, but KATC will keep you updated with information as it becomes available.

If you have any additional questions, you are encouraged to contact Scott City Hall at 337-233-1130.

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