Final I-49 concept expected in December
LAFAYETTE - Planning for the Interstate 49 connector in Lafayette is moving into the next phase now that the number of design concepts has been narrowed.
The goal is to have a single concept in place by the end of December.
Project consultants released evaluation results of 19 design concepts for a section of the connector on Thursday. The concepts included the design approved in the 2003 federal Record of Decision and others that emerged since the project was resurrected in 2015 after a hiatus.
The 2003 design and a proposed refinement to it were ranked lowest by both groups. But that design will move forward through the process for comparison purposes.
Mayor-President Joel Robideaux said Friday he believes the results reflect what people in the community have been saying they want.