The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced on Thursday, September 27, the signalized intersections of U.S. 90 at Morgan Street and U.S. 90 at Kaliste Saloom, in Lafayette Parish, will be upgraded as crews work to install J-turns along U.S. 90. Once the new signals are activated, traffic from Morgan Street traveling westbound and eastbound will be required to turn right onto U.S. 90 (Evangeline Thruway) and then U-turn at a median opening down the road. This movement change will be permanent. Additionally, the traffic signal at the intersection of U.S. 90 and Kaliste Saloom will be upgraded that same day. Traffic movement for vehicles traveling on Kaliste Saloom towards U.S. 90 will not change. On Monday, Oct 1, the signal at the intersection of Verot School Road and U.S. 90 will be upgraded. Traffic will no longer be able to access U.S. 90 from the east side of the intersection once the new signal is activated. Motorists will be required to proceed north on the frontage road to a new access point near Alligator Road. On Tues, Oct 2, the signals at Albertson Parkway and Celebrity Drive will also be activated. Traffic movement for vehicles traveling on St. Nazaire Road towards U.S. 90 will not change. Traffic movement for vehicles traveling on Albertson Parkway wishing to access U.S. 90 westbound will be required to turn right onto U.S. 90. Motorists can access U.S. 90 eastbound from La. 182 and Celebrity Drive. As part of the U.S. 90 widening project, from Pinhook to Broussard, safety measures known as J-turns are being constructed along U.S. 90 between Pinhook Road and Albertson's Parkway. The J-turn design will safely and efficiently manage traffic and eliminate left-turn and through movements from side roads and driveways. J-turns reduce the risk of crashes, specifically the risk of severe crashes such as side-collisions or T-bone type accidents. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state's aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient.
For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call DOTD's Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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