Lafayette (LA) Leaders Make Case for the I-49 South Project

The Advocate reports, “Lafayette area leaders told a legislative transportation committee on [October 12] that completing Interstate 49 South is a critical infrastructure priority for the Acadiana region and the state as whole.” The report adds, “Estimated to cost as much as $1 billion, it would be among the largest state projects in recent history and dwarfs any other road project DOTD is considering for the Acadiana region.” Tolls are one funding mechanism for the project under consideration.