LAFAYETTE — The intersection of McKinley Street and East St. Mary Boulevard on the University of Louisiana at Lafayette campus will remain partially closed until Aug. 27 as the city continues drainage improvements at the site, according to a university official.
The intersection has been closed since late July and the university initially announced the work would be complete by Wednesday — in time for the start of the fall semester classes on Aug. 20.
Crosswalks at the intersection will be closed and through traffic will be detoured to Johnston Street, according to Joey Pons, director of Environmental Health and Safety at UL Lafayette, said in a news release.
St. Mary Boulevard coming into the campus will be open only to local traffic.
Through traffic will be detoured around the campus. “Detour” and “road closed” signs are posted. A couple of left-turn prohibitions will be suspended during the project.
“For local traffic only, left turns will be allowed from St. Mary Boulevard onto Hebrard Boulevard temporarily. Also, left turns from University Avenue to Hebrard Boulevard will be allowed temporarily,” Pons said.
University bus service will not be interrupted. Olivier Parking Tower on McKinley Street will remain open during the construction work, but motorists are encouraged to access the tower from University Avenue and avoid the construction site.