What is the I-49 Lafayette Connector Project?
The I-49 Lafayette Connector is a future 5.5-mile segment of limited-access highway that will extend I-49 from I-10 to the Lafayette Regional Airport. It is a critical transportation link for Lafayette and the state as a whole. The I-49 Lafayette Connector is a key component of I-49 South, which will:
FUNCTION AS A CRITICAL HURRICANE EVACUATION ROUTE
COMPLETE A MAJOR ENERGY AND TRADE CORRIDOR TO THE NATION
Enhance safety by providing new interstate connectivity within the Lafayette region and to New Orleans