The Advocate: I-49 Connector planners in Lafayette try ‘thinking beyond the pavement’

DOTD spokeswoman Deidra Druilhet said the state agency is keenly aware of the need to re-evaluate existing plans and to think about not only the road, but everything around it.

“We haven’t built a project of this magnitude in many years,” she said. “… I think a lot of people really want to be involved in this process, and that’s exactly what we want.”

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DOTD announces next phase of I‑49 Lafayette Connector Project

Launch Event and Public Information Meeting to be held Oct. 6

(LAFAYETTE, La.) – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), along with federal, state, regional and local partners, recently began the next 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 Selected Alternative for construction of the I‑49 Lafayette Connector on the alignment selected and approved in the 2003 FHWA Record of Decision (ROD) along the Evangeline Throughway between I-10 and Lafayette Regional Airport.

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