What is a ‘J-Turn’ and When Will Highway 90 Get Them?
Get ready for the latest 'new and improved' traffic changes. As part of the U.S. 90 widening project, from Pinhook to Broussard, safety measures known as J-turns will be constructed along U.S. 90 between Pinhook Road and Albertson’s Parkway. Watch the video below to see how they work then tell us what you think:
The J-turn design will "safely and efficiently manage traffic and eliminate left-turn and through movements from side roads and driveways into crossovers," according to DOTD. All vehicles will be forced to turn right and then U-turn at a median opening down the road. Additionally, this project will widen Highway 90 from four lanes to six lanes from Pinhook Road to Broussard. Louisiana DOTD will conduct an open-house style public meeting to provide information on the current U.S. 90 J-turn projects on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Louisiana National Guard located at 1806 Surrey Street in Lafayette. DOTD will provide information and answer questions on the overall U.S. 90 widening project, from Pinhook to Broussard, future J-turn projects, I-49 South, the Scott Roundabout and other district projects. Approximately 50,000 drivers a day travel on this portion of U.S. 90. Work on this 7.19-mile project began in late April 2010 and should be completed by fall 2012.