LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL News) - Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development crews are working on Interstate 49 in Lafayette Parish today as traffic closures are expected to last for most of the workday.

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Workers are making roadway repairs on I-49, causing them to close the right outside lane of I-49 Northbound at Exit 4. This is one of the Carencro exits. According to one KPEL listener, the lane closure is extending to Exit 2, which is the Gloria Switch exit.

I-49 at Gloria Switch Exit, google street
I-49 at Gloria Switch Exit, google street
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The closure is expected to last from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The road will be open to regular traffic with no width restrictions. The Exit 4 Northbound off-ramp will remain open.

I-49 Exit 4, google street view
I-49 Exit 4, google street view
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Emergency vehicles will have access to the area, but may experience delays. No detour route is necessary.

Nighttime Lane Closures Extended From Lafayette to Acadia/Jeff Davis Parish Line

DOTD workers are also busy working on a long stretch of I-10 from Lafayette to the Acadia/Jeff Davis Parish Line..

Since the beginning of the year, crews have been conducting lane closures on the weekends as construction workers have been closing the inside lanes in BOTH DIRECTIONS between the I-10/I-49 Interchange in Lafayette and mile marker 66 (Acadia/Jeff Davis Parish Line). That's roughly a 37-mile stretch that workers have been installing new traffic cable barriers, embankment, and drainage structures in the median.

I-10 Acadia Jeff Davis Parish Line, Google Maps/Google Streetview
I-10 Acadia Jeff Davis Parish Line, Google Maps/Google Streetview
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Well, the closures are being extended again to Friday, September 29th.

These inside lane closures will continue to occur during the following times, weather permitting:

• Sunday – Thursday: 8:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m.

• Fridays: 9:00 p.m. – 9:00 a.m.

• Saturdays: 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 a.m.

There will be no vehicle width restrictions associated with these closures.

I-10 and I-210, google maps
I-10 and I-210, google maps
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Louisiana Highway 737 (North Portage Highway) at the Grand Canal Bridge in St. Martin Parish Closed

DOTD crews are also working on at this location about 1.45 miles east of LA 686, replacing the bridge. The work began on Monday, August 14 at 7:00 a.m. and for approximately six more weeks.

Grand Canal, google maps
Grand Canal, google maps
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Detour: Consists of LA 686 and local roads. Signs will be posted.

Emergency vehicles will not have access through the area.

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