Calcasieu Parish (KPLC) - The intersection of Old Spanish Trail and Coach Williams Drive intersection will be closed due to construction beginning Monday Aug. 26.
Homeowners who live nearby say it will help reduce the number of accidents.
Parish engineer John Bruce says the $18 million plan will extend Coach Williams drive to Houston River Road.
“It gets rid of the offset intersection which is always a safety problem with competing turning movements at an intersection," Bruce said. "It would be a continuous movement in the intersection no stop signs only yield signs.”
· Temporary detour road has been constructed to allow north and south bound traffic coming from the east of Coach Williams and south of Old Spanish Trail to continue to flow during Phase 1 of the Roundabout construction. This temporary detour rood is not available to through truck traffic.
· Old Spanish Trail traffic headed west will detour south on Coach Williams Drive at intersection to East Napoleon, then head north on N. Post Oak Road.
· East bound traffic on Old Spanish Trail will detour on North Post Oak Road to East Napoleon then north on Coach Williams Drive.
· Traffic north of Old Spanish Trail headed south on Coach Williams Drive will detour Junius Street to Old Spanish Trail, head west to Post Oak then to East Napoleon if headed east.
Adrian Mouton lives nearby and says he looks forward to the completed project.
“There’s been about 30 wrecks since I moved here,” Mouton said.
"At the end of the day they’re going to hear a lot less crash noises at the intersection,” Bruce said.