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First round of Lafayette connector neighborhood meetings kick off

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Posted at 5:14 PM, Apr 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-13 20:47:05-04

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, in conjunction with Lafayette Connector Partners, hosted the first of two rounds of neighborhood meetings for residents who live in neighborhoods bordering the I-49 Connector route.

The first meetings, held April 13, focused on the design features of the elevated interstate; the second meetings, which will be announced at a later date, will focus on enhancements along the Evangeline Thruway. In addition to the design features and enhancements, residents will be able to provide input on possible uses for the space beneath the structure.

"[We] wanted to check in with all the immediately adjacent neighborhoods," explained Derek Chisholm, urban planner. "So this week and next, we have a series of small engagements like these to speak with folks who live and work right immediately adjacent to it and get some input on some of the other options that we have for the facility."

Residents have the opportunity to attend virtually. These residents and those who prefer to attend virtually will be emailed a meeting link prior to the meeting date.

All attendees are required to sign up for meetings by visiting and provide an email and physical address.

Residents requiring special assistance to attend, either in person or virtually, should contact Jennifer Bullock at 337-233-1515 or email

While these meetings are intended for residents alongside the proposed corridor, the public will have an opportunity to discuss these topics and other information at public workshops this summer.

To learn about the I-49 Lafayette Connector project and ways to participate in the process, please visit To submit an official comment, email


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