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One Acadiana poll shows strong level of support for I-49 project, CEO says

A poll of 500 likely voters in Lafayette Parish found that 81 percent think it’s important to complete Interstate 49 South through Lafayette, the regional economic development group One Acadiana announced Thursday.

About 55 percent of those polled believe the I-49 Connector — the portion of the interstate passing through the city limits — could improve the surrounding neighborhoods, according the poll results.

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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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Where Are We Now? The First Three Months in Review.

Significant strides have been made in educating and engaging the community about the project, since the project launch in October.

Since the I-49 Lafayette Connector’s Project Launch and Public Information Meeting in October, the project team has been focused on engaging the community through monthly work group meetings, targeted outreach through key stakeholder interviews, and providing information and project updates to the public at large via our project website and social media.

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From left, Gregg Gothreaux, Lafayette Economic Development Authority president and CEO, left, and Jason El Koubi, One Acadiana president and CEO, right, listen as U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy gives an overview of major legislation and other other topics during a meeting held by One Acadiana on Friday in Lafayette. (Photo by Harlan Kirgan)

Eunice Today: I-49 completion cited as one of state’s top building projects

(LAFAYETTE, La.) –With U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy present, the completion of Interstate 49 was touted as one of the state’s top infrastructure priorities at meeting hosted by One Acadiana, a nine-parish chamber of commerce.

Gregg Gothreaux, Lafayette Economic Development Authority president and CEO, said, “You are talking about the most important project we can do in the history of the community, second probably to creating the university, maybe.”

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DOTD Secretary Sherri H. Lebas speaks at the I-49 Lafayette Connector launch event. Joining her are (l-r) I-49 South Coalition Chairman David Mann, City-Parish President Joey Durel, Representative Vincent Pierre and Representative Joel Robideaux.

DOTD hosts launch event for I-49 Lafayette Connector

(LAFAYETTE, La.) – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) recently hosted a launch event and public information meeting for the I-49 Lafayette Connector project. Held at the Rosa Parks Transportation Center Tuesday, Oct. 6, the event included remarks from DOTD Secretary Sherri H. LeBas along with local and state officials about the importance of this project for the future of Acadiana.

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