Officials promise the proposed elevated I-49 Connector through Lafayette will do more good than harm

Advocate staff photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Sherri LeBas, Secretary with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, speaks to the public about the benefits of constructing an I-49 corridor through Lafayette on Tuesday at the Rosa Parks Transportation Center. Behind LeBas, from left, is David Mann, Chairman of the I-49 South Coalition, Joey Durel, Lafayette City-Parish President, Vincent Pierre, District 44 Representative, and Joel Robideaux, District 45 Representative

At a time when many urban areas are talking about tearing down elevated interstates built decades ago, Lafayette is just beginning to talk seriously about how best to build a new one through the middle of the city. The potential downsides of big, elevated roadways — that they can divide communities, foul local traffic patterns and… Continue reading →

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Review: Quaker Steak and Lube gets your motor runnin’

Advocate staff photo by GEORGE MORRIS -- Quaker Steak and Lube in Gonzales has an automotive theme and a sports bar feel to it.

When passing by Quaker Steak and Lube, we have some advice: Apply the brakes. A restaurant and bar with an automotive theme, Quaker Steak exudes a fun, sports-bar kind of vibe, yet one where diners can enjoy table conversation without shouting at… Continue reading →



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