I-49 committee goes with elevated design over submerged option

If the Interstate 49 Connector through Lafayette is ever built, it will likely be elevated.

A committee overseeing the design of the planned interstate decided Friday to narrow down the options, casting aside the idea of cutting a path for the road below ground level and allowing local streets to pass over it.

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Poll Demonstrates Community-Wide Support for I-49 Lafayette Connector

Connect Lafayette, a coalition of thirteen community organizations, released a recent poll of registered voters showing overwhelming support for replacing the Evangeline Thruway / U.S. 90 with an interstate and completing I-49 South. The Connect Lafayette coalition, which launched in late January 2017, is made up of organizations and citizens who believe a thoughtful design for the I-49 Lafayette Connector will enhance Lafayette’s urban fabric.
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DOTD announces preparation of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for I-49 Lafayette Connector

(LAFAYETTE, La.) – Today, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced that, in consultation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), it will prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) document for the I-49 Connector project.

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I-49 Connector is Link to Stronger Economic Future

By: Jason El Koubi of One Acadiana

In the community discussion around the I-49 Lafayette Connector, something that receives too little attention is the project’s substantial role in protecting our industry base and building a foundation for diversified economic growth in other sectors. Especially amid the current economic downturn, the Connector should be viewed as a central component of our area’s economic development strategy, supported by everyone who cares about a strong economic future for Lafayette and Acadiana.

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DOTD Hosts I-49 Lafayette Connector “Community Vision & Values Workshop”

(LAFAYETTE, La.) – DOTD and its Lafayette Connector Partners held a “Community Vision & Values Workshop” Saturday, Jan. 23, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Progressive Outreach Center located at 125 Gallian St. in Lafayette. The workshop was the first of many events planned for the year where the community can share its ideas, hopes and opinions about the I-49 Lafayette Connector.
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I-49 connector workshop planned for Jan. 23

Public engagement, feedback requested to help shape Connector

(LAFAYETTE, La.) – DOTD and its Lafayette Connector Partners team invite the public to attend a “Community Vision & Values Workshop” Saturday, January 23, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Progressive Outreach Center located at 125 Gallian St. in Lafayette. The workshop is one of many opportunities planned for this year where the community can share its ideas, hopes and opinions about the I-49 Lafayette Connector.
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