Department of Transportation, Development to start long awaited, big-ticket projects in Lafayette area

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development this year will begin awarding hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts in highway projects for the Lafayette area.

Work will begin in late 2016 to widen Interstate 10 to three lanes from Lafayette to the Atchafalaya Basin; and U.S. 90 will continue its transition to interstate status with work on interchanges and overpasses along U.S. 90 in Lafayette and southeast to St. Mary Parish, Bill Oliver, DOTD District 3 chief in Lafayette, said last week.

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