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Lafayette's Alabama Street changing status

Butler, Fairman & Seufert
Alabama Street in Lafayette's downtown will go from one to two ways and drainage improvements are planned for the area.

A stretch of Alabama Street in downtown Lafayette will no longer be one-way.

The city is allowing traffic both ways on the block between 3rd and 4th streets.

Redevelopment Director Dennis Carson says the change is in response to a request by residents of the Ellsworth-Romig Neighborhood.

"Between 3rd and 4th streets is the only segment of Alabama that's not two-way. So, residents asked for it to be taken back to a two-way. Also, we have a lot of problems with drainage on that particular block and around on 3rd Street, and the sidewalks are in very bad condition as well. There were multiple reasons for us to take on this project."

He expects the redevelopment commission will open bids for the job in February and award a contract in March.

Work would begin in the spring.