*Conceptual design: not actual rendering
About the Project
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), along with federal, state, regional and local partners, recently began this phase of the I‑49 Lafayette Connector project. Over the next 18 months, the public and various government, business and community stakeholders will be invited to participate in a collaborative decision-making process to complete the planning and conceptual design for the I-49 Lafayette Connector.
The I-49 Lafayette Connector project is an initiative rooted in community collaboration and designed to create one of the most historic, landmark transportation projects in the state of Louisiana. The Lafayette Connector presents the opportunity to revitalize and beautify Lafayette’s gateway, strengthen infrastructure and improve safety and multi-modal transportation, all while preserving the community’s cherished, historic and business districts. It truly represents Acadiana’s path forward.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and Lafayette Connector Partners team introduced an animated traffic model to the Community Working Group and Technical Advisory Committee the week of July 10, 2017. This proposed traffic model focuses on adjustments made to the Kaliste Saloom and I-49 Connector interchange. More information from the meetings can be found here: CWG #13 and TAC #13.
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