Oh joyous times, Lafayette road construction during the holidays. According to KATC, Kaliste Saloom Road lane closures will start today as part of a road widening project. This will definitely make traffic a bit unbearable while more people are out on the roads Christmas shopping. Be prepared to take alternate routes to save some time and frustration.

Drivers on Kaliste Saloom Road heading toward Ambassador Caffery should expect the left, inside lane to be closed when approaching Ambassador Caffery. The lane closure will continue on Kaliste Saloom heading toward E Broussard Road. There will be one lane in each direction between Ambassador Caffery and E Broussard.

Some Kaliste Saloom intersections will be closed as well including Kaliste Saloom and E. Farrel Road, Huntington Drive, and Kensington Drive. Kensington shouldn’t last long, it is anticipated to open again on Thursday, November 19th.  However, the other roads will be closed for a significant amount of time. E. Farrel Road, Huntington Drive, and the inside lane of Kaliste Saloom is anticipated to be closed for approximately three months. Of course, that is weather permitting.

Drivers can detour by using S. Meyers Drive and Frem Boustany Drive.