I-49 LAFAYETTE CONNECTOR

ACADIANA’S PATH FORWARD

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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.

Our Philosophy

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.

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Project Update

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and Lafayette Connector Partners team introduced preliminary bicycle and pedestrian planning concepts for the I-49 Lafayette Connector project at meetings of the Community Working Group, Technical Advisory Committee, and Executive Committee as well as the Public Meeting held the week of October 16, 2017. These displays show potential enhancements to both existing and planned bicycle and pedestrian routes and conceptual street cross-sections that could occur at different points along the 5.5-mile segment. More information from the meetings can be found in the Project Library.

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DOTD to Host I-49 Lafayette Connector Open House Public Meeting

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DOTD and its Lafayette Connector Partners (LCP) team invite the public to attend an open house public meeting on Thursday, October ...

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I-49 committee goes with elevated design over submerged option

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If the Interstate 49 Connector through Lafayette is ever built, it will likely be elevated. A committee overseeing the design of ...

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Mitigation refers to the specific design commitments made during an environmental evaluation process that serve to limit the impacts made from the decided plan of action. To learn more about the commitments made to the Lafayette Connector project, visit bit.ly/2Ai5rBK ... See MoreSee Less

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“Complete streets” refers to roadways that are designed to enable safe, attractive and comfortable access and travel for all users. This includes pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and public transport users of all ages and abilities. ... See MoreSee Less

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Arterial roadways are a class of roads serving major traffic movement (high-speed, high volume) for travel between major points, like between cities and states. ... See MoreSee Less

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In roadway construction, alignment refers to the route of a road in relation to other roads, which includes both the vertical and horizontal planes. ... See MoreSee Less

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Limited access refers to roadways and highways that typically carry large volumes of high-speed traffic with few points of entry, allowing vehicles to move quickly and continuously. ... See MoreSee Less

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Feeder roads are secondary routes that run alongside or bring traffic to a major road. Other words used to describe this roadway include frontage, service, access and parallel. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and Lafayette Connector Partners team introduced preliminary bicycle and pedestrian planning concepts for the I-49 Lafayette Connector project at meetings of the Community Working Group, Technical Advisory Committee, and Executive Committee as well as the Public Meeting held the week of October 16, 2017. These displays show potential enhancements to both existing and planned bicycle and pedestrian routes and conceptual street cross-sections that could occur at different points along the 5.5-mile segment. Visit www.lafayetteconnector.com to view all of the displays on the homepage. ... See MoreSee Less

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Multimodal roadways are roads that allow for multiple types of transportation within a single corridor, whether that be vehicles, bikes, trains or other commuting option. ... See MoreSee Less

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Do you want more information about the Lafayette Connector? Visit our website and sign up for our enewsletter for the latest project news and updates. bit.ly/2h3HDsw ... See MoreSee Less

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Centered on community participation, effective placemaking uses local community’s assets, inspiration and potential, resulting in the creation of quality public spaces that contribute to people’s health, happiness and well-being.

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Do you want hold an educational event about the Lafayette Connector project? You can request a speaker for your neighborhood or organization. bit.ly/2w9opvh ... See MoreSee Less

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Slip ramps are transitional roads that allow for speed adjustment and entry onto highways from adjacent roadways. ... See MoreSee Less

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Couldn’t make the Open House Public Meeting? Presentation boards from last night’s event will be on display at the Rosa Parks Transportation Center until Friday, Oct. 27. Event materials are also posted on the project website, which you can view here: bit.ly/2ytYhbU ... See MoreSee Less

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We will be at the Progressive Community Outreach Center for an Open House Public Meeting and Moderated Session. Come learn more about the Lafayette Connector end-to-end concept refinements, ask questions and provide input. For more info, visit lafayetteconnector.com/upcoming-events/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us tomorrow for an Open House Public Meeting at the Progressive Community Outreach Center. A Moderated Session will be held immediately after from 5:30-8 p.m. You’ll have the chance to see end-to-end concept refinements, ask questions and provide input. For more info, visit lafayetteconnector.com/upcoming-events/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability to meet the needs of future generations defines sustainability and is one of the main goals of the Lafayette Connector project. ... See MoreSee Less

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The Lafayette Connector project is not only an opportunity to improve transportation. It’s also a chance to connect neighborhoods and reimagine the urban core. ... See MoreSee Less

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Want to get involved with the Lafayette Connector project? Join us at the Progressive Community Outreach Center on Thursday, Oct. 19 for an Open House Public Meeting. The event will showcase end-to-end concept refinements and traffic models for several major roads, like Kaliste Saloom and Willow Street. For more info, visit lafayetteconnector.com/upcoming-events/ ... See MoreSee Less

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A Record of Decision, or ROD, is a formal federal approval issued by the Federal Highway Administration concerning a proposed highway project. The ROD for the I-49 LafayetteConnector was issued in 2003 to allow the project to move forward. At the conclusion of the Supplemental EIS, now underway, a Supplemental ROD will be issued. To view the 2003 ROD, visit www.lafayetteconnector.com ... See MoreSee Less

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