BATON ROUGE – Completing I-49 South is Acadiana’s top priority, and the I-49 South Coalition continues to advocate for this game-changing investment for Louisiana. The Louisiana State Legislature echoed its support for this priority by proclaiming May 15, 2017 to be I-49 South Day at the State Capitol. As part of National Infrastructure Week, the […]
By David Mann, I-49 South Coalition Chairman May 9 Very few issues have as much bipartisan support today as infrastructure investment. Roads, rails, bridges, ports, airports, pipelines, broadband, and the power-grid represent essential components of our nation’s economic livelihood. Yet, communities nationwide can struggle to make key infrastructure projects a reality. In South Louisiana, business […]
Community Foundation of Acadiana contracted two firms to spearhead a study to show I-49 south’s impact from 2016 to 2044. They found the Lafayette connector could save drivers an estimated 5 and a half million hours on the road. “You can connect between different areas of the state quicker and in shorter times and in […]
“As the public debates the planning and design of the Lafayette Connector, there was a need for a rigorous, credible, unbiased economic analysis, which demonstrates the economic benefits that would result from completing this critical project,” said Kam Movassaghi, CFA Chairman and former Louisiana transportation secretary.
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is implementing enhanced safety measures at the U.S. 90 railroad crossing near LA 85 in Iberia Parish. Changes involve installing advanced signage and flashing beacons to better alert travelers of the upcoming rail crossing. DOTD indicated concerns from the community about accidents on this portion of the […]