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Lafayette planners propose alternative design for I-49 Connector; addresses concerns over state plan

Lafayette city-parish planners have proposed a major design change for the Interstate 49 Connector, floating the idea of elevating the interstate as it skirts downtown and scrapping plans for two downtown interchanges.

The potential changes address key complaints that a preliminary design by the state Department of Transportation and Development might not be a good fit for downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods.

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