LAFAYETTE, La. –
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), announced
today that it will conduct an open-house style public meeting to provide
information on the current U.S. 90 J-turn projects, as part of the U.S. 90
widening project, from Pinhook to Broussard, in Lafayette Parish.
The meeting will be
held on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Louisiana
National Guard located at 1806 Surrey Street in Lafayette, Louisiana.
from DOTD will be in attendance to provide information and answer questions on
the project. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity meet newly
appointed District 03 Administrator Bill Oliver, as well as receive information
on other projects in Lafayette Parish, such as the overall U.S. 90 widening
project, from Pinhook to Broussard, future J-turn projects, I-49 South, the
Scott Roundabout and other district projects.
As part of the
U.S. 90 widening project, from Pinhook to Broussard, safety measures known as
J-turns will be 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 into
crossovers. All vehicles will be forced to turn right and then U-turn at a
median opening down the road. Additionally, this capacity project will widen
U.S. 90 from four lanes to six lanes from Pinhook Road to Broussard.
Approximately 50,000 drivers a day travel on this portion of U.S. 90. Work on
this 7.19-mile project began in late April 2010 and should be completed by fall
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.
Motorists can access up-to-date travel information by dialing 511 or by
visiting www.511la.org. Out-of-state travelers can call 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).