Update: DOTD advises motorists of field testing along US 167

Update: DOTD advises motorists of field testing along US 167

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises that crews will be continuing field testing along US 167 (Evangeline Thruway) from 6th Street to Taft Street. Work is anticipated to start Wednesday, July 8, 2020, and last approximately four days with work dependent on weather. Motorists can expect work to occur any time between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. each day. Lane closures are not needed, and impact to traffic is expected to be low.

The purpose of the field testing is to characterize current soil and groundwater conditions, and is part of the ongoing Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) document for the I-49 Connector project. For more information on the I-49 Lafayette Connector project.

DOTD advises motorists of field testing along US 167

DOTD advises motorists of field testing along US 167

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development advises that beginning Monday, June 15 crews will be conducting field testing along US 167 (Evangeline Thruway) from 6th Street to Taft Street. Work is expected to last approximately one week and is dependent on weather. Lane closures are not needed, and impact to traffic is expected to be low.

The purpose of the field testing is to characterize current soil and groundwater conditions, and is part of the ongoing Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) document for the I-49 Connector project.

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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