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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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 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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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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