Interstate Ten traffic will be reduced to one lane in both the eastbound and westbound directions this week, as the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development will be working to make some additions to the roadway.  The Acadiana region will be responsible for some overhead sign construction on certain portions of the Atchafalaya Basin this week.

The Department of Transportation plans to do the construction of the signs during nighttime hours only, so it is not expected that daytime traffic will be affected by the work they need to complete.  Crews will be working to install signs on the eastbound and westbound directions of Interstate Ten at both the Butte La Rose exit at mile marker 121 and the Whiskey Bay exit which is located at mile marker 127.  Crews will be closing one lane of traffic on each side of the interstate to accommodate the construction installation.

Crews will be shutting down one lane of traffic starting at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25th through Friday April 27th at 6:00 a.m. with work on taking place at night weather permitting.  The Department of Transportation and Development reminds people to drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews along with their equipment.

Tony Tramel, the director of the Traffic and Transportation Department at Lafayette Consolidated Government says there will be a closure of 113 Grant Street this Thursday, April 26th starting at 1 p.m. and lasting until Friday, April 27th at 2 a.m.  The Professional Insurance Agents of Louisiana will be having their annual crawfish boil at that time, and the roadway at the address will be shut down to accommodate them.