Youngsville Traffic Closure Starts Today + Other Important Traffic Closures Across Lafayette Parish
The city of Youngsville continues to work to improve its roadways and drainage.
First comes the good news from U.S. Senator John Kennedy as FEMA is providing $5,230,350 to the city of Youngsville to construct retention ponds to mitigate flood damage.
I’m grateful to see Youngsville receive this much-needed aid to protect against future flooding and bolster the city’s storm water management. This (money) will help Youngsville and other parts of Louisiana protect themselves from natural disasters,”
Now, let's point out how your tax dollars are being spent.
Youngsville Mayor Ken Ritter announced that widening has begun today (Tuesday, Sept. 13) on Lafayette Street from St. Anne's Church to the clock roundabout at Iberia Street. This means there will be daily lane closures in this area and drivers are encouraged to find alternative routes to avoid delays.
As part of the streetscape project in the heart of our city it was widely agreed that Lafayette Street should be widened...Overall this project is moving along great, on schedule, with an anticipated completion date prior to the end of this year. Still expected is the installation of the uniform street lighting, road overlays on Church, Lafayette, & School Streets, & landscaping. Nearing completion is the Church Street drainage improvements, sewer force main upgrade, and the new concrete angled and parallel parking stalls.
Interstate 10 Lane Closures Happening From Lafayette to Atchafalaya Basin Bridge
- I-10 westbound from mile marker 117 to mile marker 108 - 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. This is happening from now until Monday, September 19th. This is so DOTD crews can perform asphalt operations. There will be no detour.
- I-10 eastbound and westbound from Exit 104 to the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge in Lafayette and St. Martin Parishes - Thursday night from 8:00 p.m. until Friday morning at 6:00 a.m. These alternating lane closures will be performed by DOTD workers who will be applying herbicide.
Johnston Street Lane Closure
DOTD crews are scheduled to close the left lane of Johnston Street southbound from Sears Drive to Duhon Road beginning Wednesday and lasting until Saturday. This will happen nightly from 9:30 p.m. until 9:00 a.m.
The workers will perform dirt work operations in the median of US 167.
Bridge on Ole Colony Road Closed for Drainage Improvements
As Lafayette City officials continue to look for ways to improve drainage in our area, they say Ole Colony Road at the bridge is now closed. Here are some important travel notes to keep in mind during this traffic incident:
- There will be no thru traffic during construction. Drivers west of the bridge will use Westgate Road, and drivers east of the bridge will use Ambassador Caffery Parkway.
- Improvements include installing storm drain pipes, and converting open ditch drains to subsurface drains.
Work is scheduled to last two weeks.