LCG votes to advance South City Parkway extension

Photo Credit: Corwin Hall/KLFY

Relieving the treacherous traffic congestion on Ambassador Caffrey Parkway is a never ending battle for the Lafayette City-Parish Council.

Their latest plan, build a bridge.

“I think it might work is you give it a try and it would be good for business,” Lafayette resident Kevin Willis told KLFY’s Brheanna Berry.

On Tuesday the council voted to advance the South City Parkway extension and Interstate-49 corridor plan.

The parkway runs alongside the South Regional Library and intersects with Johnston Street.

The plan is to bring Robley Drive across the Vermilion River to Kaliste Saloom Road.

“Maybe new jobs and stuff open up because that’s good for the community,” said resident Travon Goudreau

According to LCG, it’s estimated that 50,000 motorists would use the South City Parkway bridge if it were built today.

Residents like Travon Goudeau hopes to see new opportunities come with the expected growth.

“A lot more shopping. A lot more money being spent, a lot more money being made. It’s good to see Lafayette growing and booming.” said Goudreau.

 

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