Infrastructure improvements

The US Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau is set to provide a low-interest loan of $86.6 million to the Louisiana State Bond Commission for the benefit of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) to fund the I-49 S. Ambassador Caffery/US 90 Interchange near Broussard in Lafayette Parish

The project, approximately 2.4 miles in length, includes new two-lane frontage roads and construction of interchanges. “This project will enhance safety, improve evacuations during life-threatening weather events, and is part of an overall improvement plan that supports job creation for the region,” said Deputy Transportation Secretary Polly Trottenberg.

“The Louisiana leaders developed a package of projects that the Bureau was able to review and approve as a bundle, speeding up the process for each individual loan,” added Executive Director Morteza Farajian.