UPDATE (September 28): Two months after emergency repair began to completely replace the Gendarme Road Bridge, Lafayette Consolidated Government's Public Works Department is giving us an update.

This project is approximately 25% complete.

The three-span timber bridge will be replaced with a three-span concrete bridge.

Interstate 10 Widening Project Closure Happening This Week in Lafayette

As the I-10 Widening Project continues on until its completion, DOTD officials have begun work to install bridge lighting on Moss Street.

The outside lanes of Moss Street in BOTH DIRECTIONS at I-10 are closed daily between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Tuesday until Thursday, September 30.

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ORIGINAL STORY (July 23): A bridge replacement project in CarencroLafayette Parish that was supposed to start within a month has been moved up because current conditions require it to be closed immediately.

In a press release from Lafayette Public Works Department, the Gendarme Road Bridge between Kilchrist Road and Joli Road is now closed for 8 months as the three-span timber bridge will be replaced with a three-span concrete bridge. The bridge is located about 0.5 miles south of Kilchrist Road and 1.5 miles north of Joli Road.

There are detour routes posted.

Federal Funds to Fix These 5 “Curvy,” Accident-Prone Roads in Lafayette Parish