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Title: The I-49 route through Lafayette
Post by: longhorn on October 21, 2013, 11:20:53 AM
Hwy 90 through Lafayette will be the future I-49. Hwy 90 route is one way through Lafayette. Is the plan to demolish the block between the one way streets and construct an elevated structure. Or will a block to right side be demolished too?

Has anyone noticed the ........um.......craters on Hwy 90 about 20 miles south of the I-10 interchange. YOWZA!!!, I seen hairline cracks in concrete but man, those cracks are not hairline but canyons!

A large part of Hwy 90 from Lafayette to Raceland is ready to be signed I-49. Morgan City is going to need a couple interchanges and the Lafayette section, but that section is ready. From Raceland to Alvondale...........thats going to take big bucks, aloooooooooooot of swamp to go over.
Title: Re: The I-49 route through Lafayette
Post by: Urban Prairie Schooner on October 21, 2013, 02:00:20 PM
Hwy 90 through Lafayette will be the future I-49. Hwy 90 route is one way through Lafayette. Is the plan to demolish the block between the one way streets and construct an elevated structure. Or will a block to right side be demolished too?

http://mpo.lafayettela.gov/Projects/I-49connector/Loc_Map/I-49connector_Location_Proposed_New_MPO.jpg

The connector will veer west toward the BNSF railroad line as it approaches the downtown area. I believe that route involves fewer demolitions/takings. The route will follow Evangeline Thruway north and south of the one-way couplet section.