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Lafayette to receive $10 million for road construction project

Posted at 1:25 PM, Sep 10, 2020

WASHINGTON - Lafayette is receiving $10 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) to finish construction of the University Avenue corridor, U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) announced on Thursday. DoT Secretary Elaine Chao notified Cassidy this morning about the grant.

Dr. Cassidy authored a letter of support advocating for the grant.

The Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) plans to use the funds to finish construction of the University Avenue Corridor project.

The remaining work consists of engineering and construction of Phases 2 and 3.

To date, LCG has spent $7.3 million on the entire project. Phases 2 and 3 include the construction of a multi-modal corridor along North University Avenue from Walker Road to Renaud Drive, according to a release from Cassidy's Office.

This section is intersected by Interstate I-10 and connects parts of Lafayette to the interstate. The project also seeks to reduce congestion, increase safety, and improve connectivity to the adjacent neighborhoods.

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