Posted: Mar 19, 2013 3:18 PM by MELISSA CANONE
There was an I-49 South Coalition Stakeholders' Meeting at the Patterson Civic Center Monday, March 18th. The coalition promotes, advocates, and identifies funding streams to ultimately complete I-49 South from I-49 in Lafayette to I-310 in Boutte. The meeting was open to the public.
This was the second stakeholder meetings so far, the next steps are as follows:
1. Continuing to Recruit Members
2. Legal Structure of the Coalition & Setting Up Financial Structure
3. Setting up Process to Elect a Board (aiming for a meeting to accomplish this in the next 30-45 days).
A secondary aspect of the project will be to fund and build a new I-10 bridge in Lake Charles and eventually link the new I-49 South with New Orleans through the GNO bridge.
The coalition is currently in the process of pitching these ideas to groups such as chambers, industrial groups, and other civic organizations so they can in turn recommend to their respective memberships.
Contact us with any questions, suggestions, and ways you want to be involved at:
NEW WEBSITE: drive49south.org