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Residents Upset At Traffic Overflow

The traffic overflow that has taken place lately in Lafayette has a lot of residents upset.

Posted: Sep 20, 2021 6:28 PM
Updated: Sep 20, 2021 6:46 PM

Lafayette, LA - There has been a lot of uproar in the community about traffic conditions and residents want to know when the problem will be resolved. "once they start a project and end it, then there's another one somewhere, and they're in common areas," says Chasity Maryland.

Traffic has been the number one frustration for several Lafayette residents for the past few weeks. Jeremy Garrett says that the traffic has gotten is ridiculous. Trying to get from point a to point b has become a task he didn't sign up for.

"I live on the southside already and it's taking me almost thirty minutes to get from behind the mall to by Our Lady of Lourdes."

Garett says he understands that they are making more ways for traffic to flow, but the amount of time that it takes...that's frustrating. "With them adding a lot of roundabouts that it's really helping the traffic, but it's just that they need to come up with another pattern on how they handle it throughout the day."

Both residents believe that road construction should be worked on when most people are not on the road.

"Two to three am when there's not that much traffic. people are trying to get somewhere for lunch or pick up their kids on time for school."
"That way, with the traffic flow during the day where that's the heavy traffic, it will flow way better."

Transportation planner at Acadiana Planning Commission, Ashley Moran, understands that people dislike being in traffic and suggest the best way to avoid these situations is to check traffic apps before leaving anywhere. "Show you another way to go to avoid that. Even if you have to go a little bit out of your way, sometimes avoiding that construction can really help with the frustration of having to navigate in unfamiliar situations.

With new construction, fewer accidents and safer driving environment is the goal.

"Once that's done, you should be able to feel alot more safer driving on that roadway. You'll feel a lot more comfortable making left turns. Getting in situations where you need to yield getting around and have a little more protection there."

Moran says that if you would like to know when the road construction will be done you can visit the DOTD or Lafayette Consodliated Governemnt website for more details.

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