Tuesday, June 06, 2006

I-49 -- N.O. to Lafayette will be a very good move

The Daily Advertiser - www.theadvertiser.com - Lafayette, LA:
"BATON ROUGE - With so much windfall money landing in the state's hands, the I-49 South Coalition wants Gov. Kathleen Blanco and the Legislature to set aside $50 million to jumpstart the project, both for hurricane evacuation and economic development reasons.

At a Capitol news conference, six Chambers of Commerce presented Blanco's chief of staff, Jimmy Clarke, with a specific priority list of projects for the upgrading of U.S. Route 90 to Interstate 49 to connect New Orleans with the southern terminus of Interstate 49 at Lafayette."

A second major hurricane evacuation route for NO, Morgan City, Houma -- less truck traffic than I-10 -- all very good -- It's almost as fast to go the southern route to NO now from Lft -- It will be great when the Lafayette / New Iberia overpasses are finished.

Imagine contraflow on both I-10 and I-49 heading west.

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