LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Left turns onto U.S. Highway 90 are being phased out at some major intersections in a move that state and local transportation officials say could reduce crashes and congestion.
Left turns were eliminated last month for motorists approaching U.S. 90 from University Ave., and motorists approaching U.S. 90 on Morgan Ave. were required to turn right starting Thursday.
A similar change is planned to go into effect Tuesday at the high-traffic intersection of U.S. 90 and Albertson Parkway in Broussard.
Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development spokeswoman Deidra Lockhart tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/SSELOX ) the goal is to cut the number of crashes involving motorists crossing all lanes of U.S. 90 to go left or straight and to keep traffic flowing smoothly on the highway.