Paving the way for a better future.
Lafayette’s new infrastructure program, Geaux Lafayette, was created to communicate with and engage the public on the vast infrastructure improvements the Lafayette Consolidated Government has in progress and on the horizon. The Geaux Lafayette Infrastructure Program's projects span the entire parish. The program is currently focused on 27 road projects. Each project will increase mobility, capacity, and/or safety and provide a better Lafayette for all citizens. The projects have a total construction fee of $89 million and are set to begin over the next three years. Eleven projects are expected to begin construction in 2023. Thirteen projects will begin construction in 2024, and three projects will begin construction in 2025. The projects are funded through several funding sources including local city/parish dollars, bond sales, and ARPA funding.
The projects can be broken into six categories:
Revitalizes an existing street to benefit motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, and those with disabilities. Improves aesthetics and usability with wider sidewalks, multi-use paths, landscaping, green infrastructure, lighting, and bulb-outs that extend sidewalks into parking lanes to provide more pedestrian space.
Relates to the intersection of roadways and can include the installation or upgrade of existing signals, the addition of turn lanes, or converting an existing signalized intersection to a roundabout.
Takes an existing road and applies a new layer of asphalt concrete to its existing surface in order to assist in extending the life of the road. Repairs cracks and potholes for a better driving experience.
Takes an existing road that is in poor condition and rebuilds the base and surface of the road to improve the driving experience and provide a safer road.
Extends an existing road to join another existing road. Provides additional capacity and an alternative route for motorists.
Adds one lane or multiple lanes to an existing roadway to increase its capacity and reduce traffic buildup.