There’s no plan to improve the Evangeline Thruway before the I-49 Connector is finished. Advocates say the cost of waiting is human life.
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This week: a veto showdown that might be moot and another high stakes library board appointment
Public comment on Lafayette’s bike plan was extended to Aug. 1. Submit a comment here.
Here is a selection of items on the agendas for this week’s meetings of the City and Parish councils.
With sufficient funding and commitment, the 50-mile network of trails and paths could remake how Lafayette gets around.
Architect Stephen Ortego proposes variations on the I-49 Connector plan that he argues are more city-friendly — and cheaper, too.
A majority of city residents feel like Lafayette is heading in the wrong direction. But non-city residents think we’re on the right track.
Most of the major decisions have been made, including some significant changes to the version approved by the federal government in the early 2000s. Whether the Connector can make good on lofty promises will hinge on decisions made in 2022.
The main contours of the elevated freeway have taken shape, with relatively little left to decide — except who will pay for the features purported to make it transformative.
Here’s a selection of items on the agendas for this week’s meetings of the City and Parish councils.
Senate President Page Cortez’s home parish of Lafayette received more money than others.