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Ribbon cutting to mark end of Coolidge Boulevard Expansion project

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Posted at 9:44 AM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-21 10:44:34-05

Scenic Lafayette will hold a ribbon cutting for the Coolidge Boulevard Revitalization project.

On Friday, the community is invited to the event which begins at 10:30 am in front of The Oil Center Garden Shops. There, Scenic Lafayette along with LCG and the Oil Center Association with hold a ribbon cutting on the expansion and beautification project for The Lafayette Azalea Trail.

The third and final phase of the project began in early January and included planting and beautification efforts. Phase one saw the re-installation of pavers and bedrock soil sand while phase worked on upgrading trenches and irrigation system.

The project was expected to be complete by October 2019.

A groundbreaking was held to announce the partnership with Azalea Trail and the Oil Center Association and Lafayette Consolidated Government to revitalize the Coolidge Boulevard in August 2019.

This project is being funded by a grant from the Atchafalaya National Heritage Area. The Azalea Trail has been around since the 1930s, winding through historic districts, downtown, the university and oil center, and neighborhood garden districts with boulevards for approximately 25 miles.

Bloom season for the Azalea Trail is February 23rd thru March.