DOTD says I-49 Connector likely will be interstate; citizens who want alternative should step down

Advocate file photo by LESLIE WESTBROOK --  Motorists travel along the Northeast Evangeline Thruway, along a small patch of green space between the Thruway and North Magnolia Street, near the Second Street intersection Friday, February 19, 2016, in Lafayette, La.

Members of an I-49 Connector citizens committee who want to discuss alternatives to an interstate through the middle of the city have been asked by the state Department of Transportation and Development to consider stepping down. In an email sent Tuesday to members of the I-49 Connector Community Working Group, DOTD project manager Toby Picard said the… Continue reading →

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Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- Elijah Malik, 4, honks of the horn of a construction vehicle during the Junior League of Baton Rouge's Touch-A-Truck event held at BREC's Fairgrounds at Airline Highway Park on Saturday. The interactive event allowed children to to see, touch and explore their favorite big vehicles and heavy equipment as well as meet local law enforcement.

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