LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL News): Thanksgiving is now behind us and everything is turning to Christmas as the holiday season continues. Christmas carols can be heard everywhere, especially in vehicles that are stuck in traffic as drivers are not only trying to get to their jobs or bring their kids to school but also have begun to buy gifts for Christmas.

Whether it's Louisiana DOTD or Lafayette city workers, there are daytime traffic closures planned for Johnston Street, US 90, and a couple of other spots in Lafayette Parish this week.


Johnston Street Daytime Traffic Closures

Johnston Street is a heavily-traveled roadway that runs through Lafayette. A particular stretch - Johnston Street between Ambassador Caffery Parkway and S. College Road - is an area I try to avoid because it is arguably the most busy stretch of Johnston.

UPDATE: DOTD says they have completed the work listed below and Johnston Street is now fully open.

Well, DOTD officials say they will perform slow moving operations in the outside lane on that section of Johnston Street Northbound and Southbound beginning Monday and lasting until Thursday (Nov. 28 - Dec. 1). These closures will happen each day from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. as crews clean the bike lanes.

DOTD Press Release
DOTD Press Release

Daytime Closures Happening On US 90 For 3 Weeks

Beginning Monday, November 28, DOTD crews will need to conduct intermittent alternating lane closures on US 90 between LA 92 (Young Street) & LA 14 (Exit 128A). These closures will happen every day from 8 AM to 4 PM until Friday, December 16.

DOTD officials say the closures are needed so crews can perform roadway investigations.

Emergency vehicles will have access to the area but may encounter delays. No detour is necessary.

Daytime Traffic Closures Near LA 93 (Apollo Road) In Scott Postponed to This Weekend

LA 93, google street views
LA 93, google street views

Traffic officials say the weather caused the following closures to be postponed to a later date.

  • Delhomme Avenue, the east side of its intersection with LA 93 (Apollo Road), will be closed on Friday, December 2 from 8:15 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., weather permitting.
  • Also, Specialty Lane, the east side of its intersection with LA 93 (Apollo Road), will be closed on Saturday, December 3 from 8:15 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., weather permitting.

Soil stabilization work is needed in this area. The roads will be closed to thru traffic and emergency vehicles will not have access to the area when the date is scheduled for work.

A detour route will NOT be posted; however, traffic may utilize Specialty Lane and Machine Loop to access this area of Delhomme Avenue on Monday. Traffic may utilize Delhomme Avenue and Machine Loop to access this area of Specialty Lane on Friday, December 2.

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