DOTD announces full operation of North Perkins Ferry Road J-turn
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 2:48:36 PM
LAKE CHARLES, La. -- The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that the j-turn, a new traffic safety measure, located at the intersection of U.S. 171 and North Perkins Ferry Road is fully operational.

The new traffic configuration will require traffic from North Perkins Ferry road, seeking to go north on U.S. 171, to first proceed south on U.S. 171 to the j-turn installation in the median opening. There will be no change to traffic turning onto North Perkin Ferry Road from U.S. 171 north or southbound.

The J-turn design will safely and efficiently manage traffic and eliminate left-turn and through movements from side roads and driveways into crossovers. J-turns reduce the risk of crashes, specifically the risk of severe crashes such as side-collisions or T-bone type accidents.

DOTD appreciates your patience as drivers adjust to these new conditions.