LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL News) - As we enter Halloween Week, there are a few traffic closures happening on some well-traveled roads in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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Section of Robley Drive to Close Halloween Week for Atmos Energy Gas Line Work in Lafayette, Louisiana

Robley Drive at Broadmoor Boulevard, google maps
Robley Drive at Broadmoor Boulevard, google maps
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Atmos Energy crews will be on Robley Drive throughout the workweek as workers will be performing gas line infrastructure construction Monday to Friday (October 30 till November 3). Crews will close down Robley Drive between Elmwood Drive and Broadmoor Boulevard.

Detour routes will be available and local access will be maintained.

Section of Wil Turner Road Near Ridge Elementary School in Duson, Louisiana, to Close on Monday

200 block of Wil Turner Road, google maps
200 block of Wil Turner Road, google maps
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Public Works crews will be installing subsurface cross drains under the 200 block of Wil Turner Road on Monday, October 30th, so they will be closing that area. The work will last from 7:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m.

Detour routes will be available and local access will be maintained.

Reminder 1: Road Construction on Lake Farm Road Near Kaliste Saloom Road in Lafayette, Louisiana is Underway

For anyone who has driven through Ambassador Caffery Parkway at its intersection with Kaliste Saloom Road in Lafayette, you know how constant busy traffic is in this area that is booming with current and future businesses.

Well, construction designed to address the traffic and future development readiness concerns has begun as Lafayette Consolidated Government workers are extending Lake Farm Road from Kaliste Saloom to Settlers Trace Boulevard.

Lake Farm Road Extension, Facebook via Lafayette Consolidated Government
Lake Farm Road Extension, Facebook via Lafayette Consolidated Government
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During this first phase of construction, LCG officials say the new road will provide the following:

  • Enhance Accessibility
  • Provide an Alternative Route
  • Alleviate Traffic on Kaliste Saloom and Ambassador Caffery
  • Pave the Way for Future Development

Local officials say the construction won't affect travel on Settlers Trace during the holiday shopping season between Black Friday and after the new year. Phase 1 is expected to be completed in late 2024.

Phase 2 will extend the road from Frem Boustany Drive to Verot School Road. This is expected to start late next year.

REMINDER 2: J-Turn Construction Project Nearing Its End on Johnston Street in Lafayette, Louisiana

Johnston Street at Sears, google street view
Johnston Street at Sears, google street view
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On Johnston Street, the J-Turn construction project is nearing its end. On Wednesday through Friday (October 25 - 27), there are nightly intermittent lane closures on the following intersections as crews complete final striping operations.

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Google Maps
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  • US 167 (Johnston Street) and LA 3073 (Ambassador Caffery Parkway)
  • US 167 (Johnston Street) and Sears Drive
  • US 167 (Johnston Street) and Duhon Road/Southcity Parkway
Johnston Street at Southcity Parkway/Duhon Road Intersection, google street view
Johnston Street at Southcity Parkway/Duhon Road Intersection, google street view
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This work is scheduled to last from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Thursday night.

Don't Forget About a Lane Closure on Ambassador Caffery Parkway in Broussard, Louisiana

For those of you traveling in the Broussard/Lafayette area, please be aware the SOUTHBOUND inside travel lane of Ambassador Caffery Parkway from the Youngsville Highway to approximately a half mile east of the intersection is closed from now through Wednesday, November 1st.

Ambassador Caffery between Chemin Metairie and Youngsville Highway, google street view
Ambassador Caffery between Chemin Metairie and Youngsville Highway, google street view
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DOTD crews are pavement widening and patching the area.

The road will be open to regular traffic with a 12-foot lane restriction on oversized loads passing through the work zone.

Emergency vehicles will have access to the area but may encounter delays.

No detour is necessary.

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