Lake Charles, LA. - Beginning Wed., Feb. 8, the 1600 block of Kirkman Street, between 7th and 8th St., will be temporarily closed to traffic.

"The southbound lane will be closed completely between 7th and 8th Street, while the northbound lane will close each weekday beginning at 8:30 a.m. and reopen at 2:30 p.m. During this time, a detour route will be along 8th Street, Ford Street and 7th Street."

This closure is needed to allow the install of a new drainage line in the area, which should take up to about six weeks, said a City of Lake Charles press release. Affected residents in the area will still have access.

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