DOTD upgrading dozens of traffic signals around Acadiana

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – A new traffic signal was installed in late February at Westgate Road and Dulles Drive in Scott.

The signal has a flashing yellow arrow to let drivers know they can turn left as long as they yield to oncoming traffic.

“You’ll have a green arrow when you have the right to turn, and the yellow flashing when people are coming the other way but you may have some gaps where you can safely turn,” said Bill Oliver, the DOTD District Administrator.

The DOTD began installing signals with flashing yellow arrows about a year ago. The flashing yellow arrow means “yield and turn with caution.”    

“It’s a very much needed safety project,” Oliver said. “We’re going to reduce crashes we figure 10 percent or so.”

The DOTD is installing flashing yellow arrows at 83 intersections in eight parishes. The project will cost $4.5 million. 

“There’s a lot of wrecks going on,” said Nick Morrison of Scott. He was speaking at the corner of Cameron and Alfred Streets in Scott which is slated to get one of the new traffic signals.

“You know people getting off from work, they’re tired, so one extra light would really help us out a lot,” he said.

The DOTD said the new signals provide more opportunities for drivers to make a left turn than traditional signals. The end goal is to make the roads safer.

“The traffic and the wrecks should cut down so I’m looking forward to it and I hope everybody else is, too,” Morrison said.

More than half of the new signals have already been activated.

It should take the DOTD about a year to finish installing all of the signals across Acadiana.

Here is the complete list of intersections getting new traffic signals and their turn on dates:

Eastern Ave. and E. Second Street, Crowley

2/6/2018

N. Parkerson Ave. and Northern Ave., Crowley

 

South Adams Ave. and East Texas Ave., Rayne

 

N. Parkerson Ave. and LA 1111, Crowley   

2/12/2018

LA 1111 and LA 1111 Spur, Crowley 

3/21/2018

N. Parkerson Ave. and I-10 EB Ramp, Crowley 

2/8/2018

N. Parkerson Ave. and LA 100, Crowley 

2/8/2018

Tate Cove Rd. and E. Lincoln Rd., Ville Platte 

 

E. Lasalle St. and Tate Cove Rd., Ville Platte

 

N. Lewis Street and E. Main Street, New Iberia

5/3/2018

S. Lewis Street and E. St. Peter Street, New Iberia

5/3/2018

E. Main St. and Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia

 

W. Main Street and Landry Drive, New Iberia 

4/4/2018

W. St. Peter Street and S. Landry Drive, New Iberia

 

Center Street and E. Admiral Doyle Drive, New Iberia

4/4/2018

W. Admiral Doyle Drive and S. Hopkins Street, New Iberia

 

E. Admiral Doyle Drive and S. Lewis Street, New Iberia

 

Admiral Doyle Drive and S. Iberia Street, New Iberia

4/25/2018

N. Lewis Street and Parkview Drive, New Iberia 

5/4/2018

Center Street and LA 329, New Iberia  

 

Center Street and LA 83, New Iberia

5/10/2018

E. Admiral Doyle Drive and Bank Ave., New Iberia

2/27/2018

Jane and Daspit, New Iberia 

5/10/2018

E. Admiral Doyle Dr. and Jefferson Terrace Blvd., New Iberia

5/17/2018

E. Main Street and Nelson Canal Road, Iberia Parish

4/5/2018

LA 86 and LA 3195, Iberia Parish

4/5/2018

LA 87 and LA 3195, Iberia Parish

 

US 90 EB Ramp and S. Lewis Street, Iberia Parish

2/27/2018

US 90 WB Ramp and S. Lewis Street, Iberia Parish  

2/19/2018

Center Street and Lowes, New Iberia

 

LA 83 and S. Lewis Street, Iberia Parish  

4/12/2018

LA 182 and St. Peter Street, Carencro      

 

LA 182 and Gloria Switch Road, Carencro

4/16/2018

Cameron Street and Alfred Street, Scott    

 

US 167 and US 733, Lafayette Parish

 

Dulles and Rue du Belier, Scott  

 

Cameron Street and LA 93, Scott  

1/25/2018

LA 182 and Prejean Road, Carencro  

 

US 90 and LA 724, Lafayette Parish  

 

Westgate and Dulles, Scott  

2/28/2018

LA 89 and La Neuville Road, Broussard

 

University Avenue and Veterans Memorial, Lafayette Parish

12/13/2017

Ambassador Caffery Parkway and LA 89, Broussard

12/29/2017

Ambassador Caffery Parkway and S. Morgan Ave., Broussard

2/5/2018

US 90 and Apollo Road, Scott  

4/24/2018

LA 93 and I-10 WB Ramp, Scott

12/14/2017

Hector Connoly and I-49 NB Ramp, Carencro

12/13/2017

Ambassador Caffery Parkway and Bonin Road, Youngsville 

12/28/2017

S. Union Street and Creswell Lane, Opelousas

11/8/2017

Laurel Ave. and Bobcat Drive, Eunice

3/21/2018

Laurel Ave. and Duson Street, Eunice 

12/11/2017

LA 93 and Church, Grand Coteau  

 

US 190 and Saizon Avenue, Port Barre

9/14/2017

S. Union Street and Heather Drive, Opelousas 

3/22/2018

S. Union Street and W. Dunbar Avenue, Opelousas 

11/9/2017

W. Maple Avenue and LSU E Drive, Eunice

12/12/2017

Laurel Avenue and Twelfth Street, Eunice 

12/12/2017

S. Main Street and E. Port Street, St. Martinville 

11/6/2017

Mills Avenue and Berard Street, Breaux Bridge

10/26/2017

LA 182 and LA 92, Cade

11/1/2017

Rees Street and E. Mills Avenue, Breaux Bridge

10/31/2017

E. Bridge Street and Rees Street, Breaux Bridge

5/18/2018

LA 347 and LA 352, Henderson

 

Rees Street and Latiolais Drive, Breaux Bridge  

10/25/2017

LA 328 and I-10 EB Ramp, Breaux Bridge 

4/11/2018

LA 328 and I-10 WB Ramp, Breaux Bridge 

4/11/2018

Main Street and Iberia Street, Franklin

4/25/2018

US 90 and Colonial Plaza, Morgan City  

 

US 90 and Ditch Avenue, Morgan City

 

US 90 and Myrtle Street, Morgan City

 

US 90 and East, St. Mary Parish

 

US 90 and Duhon Bypass, Amelia

 

Marguerite Street and Victor II Boulevard, Morgan City

 

LA 182 and LA 3211, Franklin  

4/3/2018

LA 14 Bypass and N. State Street, Abbeville  

 

S. State Street and Maude Avenue, Abbeville

 

US 167 and LA 14 Bypass, Abbeville

4/26/2018

LA 14 Bypass and John Hardy Drive, Abbeville

 

US 167 and LA 92 W, Maurice

 

LA 14 and Airport Road, Abbeville

 

US 167 and LA 92 E, Maurice

 

LA 14 and LA 89, Delcambre

 

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