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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.


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.

Stay Informed

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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