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City Buzz: Lafayette

Jun 07, 2018 02:16PM ● By Savannah Ludwig

Intersection Improvements Taking Place At Kaliste Saloom Rd & E. Bayou Pkwy

Two new right turning lanes are being constructed at the intersection of Kaliste Saloom Road and East Bayou Parkway, near Feu Follet Road. When completed, the new turning lanes should ease traffic flow throughout the area near St. Pius X Catholic Church.

LCG Public Works Department tells us the improvements will cause periodic lane closures while construction crews remove and install new concrete pavements.

Motorist are urged to use caution while construction is underway.

Vermilion River Closed To All Boating Traffic at Surrey Street Bridge

The Surrey Street bridge in Lafayette has been closed to street traffic since October 2017 after a routine inspection by the LA Department of Transportation and Development found it structurally deficient and ordered an Emergency Shutdown

Now, with repairs underway, Mark  Dubroc, Director of Public Works (LCG), has announced that the Vermilion River (at the Surrey Street Bridge), will be closed to all boating traffic for a minimum of 4 weeks.

The river closure is to allow for the additional repairs, cleaning, and painting of the bottom of the bridge.

In a press release from LCG Public Works, Dubroc explains that the vertical clearance will be significantly reduced between the water and the bridge, making the waterway impassable for all boating traffic inclusive of paddlers (Canoers).

The river (at Surrey St.) is expected to be closed for approximately four weeks, weather dependent.