There has been a cry for a long time among travelers of a certain road in Lafayette to "Fix the Thruway." Well, it looks like that may happen, to some degree.

(Maybe it's more like "Patch the Thruway.")

The Louisiana Department of Transportation (DOTD) announced earlier this week that work will soon begin on a $21.10 million project to rehabilitate two sections of U.S. 90.

The project will begin on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.

What sections of the roadway are getting repaired?

The first section of the project will include the Evangeline Thruway (U.S. 90) from the railroad junction to East Pinhook Road, while the second section will include work along U.S. 90 from La. 92 (Young Street) to La. 88 (Coteau Road) in Lafayette Parish.

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What will the repairs include?

The project will include concrete pavement patching, asphalt concrete paving, joint sealing, dowel bar retrofit, high-density polyurethane foam (slab jacking), handicap ramps, and related work.

When will construction take place?

Work is expected to take place during the following times throughout the week, weather permitting:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.

During the weekend, work will take place continuously beginning Friday evening at 8:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. Monday morning, weather permitting.

While work is taking place, drivers can expect alternating double-lane closures during the project. The periodic lane closures are required to perform slab jacking and concrete pavement patching operations within the roadway.

When will the project be complete?

The project is estimated to be completed by Spring 2025.

DOTD reminds motorists to have patience, drive with caution through the construction site, and be attentive to work crews and their equipment.

MyDOTD: Motorists can receive information on local projects, lane and road closures, and other DOTD activities by signing up for MyDOTD at

511 Traveler Information: Travelers can also find information regarding road closures and traffic by downloading the 511 app, visiting, or by dialing 511 from their telephone and saying the route or region about which they are seeking information. Out-of-state travelers can access the system by calling 1-888-ROAD-511 (1-888-762-3511).

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