Lafayette launches outreach on I-49 connector design; Durel: Let’s ‘take lemons and make champagne’

City-parish government launched an effort Tuesday to make sure the planned Interstate 49 Connector through Lafayette does more good than harm.

The state Department of Transportation and Development in October began gathering public input for the design of the mostly elevated 5.5-mile stretch of interstate through Lafayette, a road project that has been discussed for decades.

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