August 6, 2014 — Today was a great day for the town of Broussard, Lafayette Parish and for all the folks who travel on Highway 90! Today at the busy intersection of Albertson's Parkway and Highway 90, a groundbreaking was held to kick off the start of the I-49 south project to widen the road to six lanes that in time will make vehicle travel a whole lot better ...It will also help in hurricane evacuation as well as a huge economic boom to the Broussard area.....
"It's a $57 million design build project that is going o widen US 90 to six lanes, construct several frontage roads, and multiple overpasses along I-49 US90 corridor. It's going to extend just north of Ambassador Caffery Parkway to Alberstons Parkway rich hewer in Lafayette Parish." said Secretary of DOTD Sheri LeBas.
"Many of the Broussard council member are here and the mayor of Broussard is right behind me. They have proceeded over the course of their tenure to create one of the tastes growing cities in the state of Louisiana. So if we need new roads, it's because it's their fault. They have created such an economic development here, that if you step outside you see businesses on top of businesses." said Senator Page Cortez.
"So there is a high need. Again going back to Highway 90, very well needed, much wished for, and it benefits everyone." said Broussard Mayor Charles Langlinais.
There was more good news for the I-49 south project as it was announced that the area in Lafayette between I-10 going south to Pinhook Road will now have a design consultant to help in that part of the I-49 completion costing between 750 to 800 million dollars.