Study of I-49 South Reveals Positive Economic Impact

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 a safer manner and with less damage to your vehicle.” said Eric McClellan of CDM Smith.

It could also generate more than six thousand jobs statewide.