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Feedback needed on the future of Corridor I-49 in St. Landry, Lafayette

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Posted at 4:47 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 21:58:42-04

OPELOUSAS, La. – Planners involved in an ambitious project to chart the development of a large piece of I-49 in St. Landry and north Lafayette parishes want to hear what the people who live, work, and travel through the corridor have to say about it.

The Acadiana Planning Commission (APC) and St. Landry Economic Development District (SLEDD) will host a Visioning Meeting from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. August 5 at the St. Landry Economic Development offices, 5367 I-49 S. Service Road in Opelousas.

The APC has completed an inventory of the corridor, and the agencies want to hear what citizens think are its strengths and weaknesses, what they would like to see in the corridor, and how a master plan could can change the I-49 Midway Corridor’s future

This project runs from Exit 27 north of Washington in St. Landry Parish to Exit 7, the I-49-I-10 intersection in Lafayette Parish, and includes parts of Washington, Opelousas, Sunset, and Grand Coteau in St. Landry Parish, and looks at their interactions with Carencro.

Among the goals of the plan are to foster collaboration among the communities in the corridor, form an overall vision of what sustainable development can include, and bring increased awareness of the opportunities within the corridor.

Because of COVID-19 concerns, in-person attendance requires an RSVP sent to Katrena King at kking@planacadiana.org or by calling 806-9365. Zoom (register here).

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