University Ave. Corridor Project Federal Highways Award
25 Aug 2022
In Lafayette, Louisiana, the University Avenue commercial corridor was once a vibrant place until the oil bust of the 1980s, which resulted in economic decline. For businesses along University Avenue, previous improvements to the roadway resulted in acquisition of right-of-way that removed parking facilities and sidewalks that had provided access for residents–a change that created barriers for mobility. In 2016, Lafayette Consolidated Government partnered with the Acadiana Planning Commission's (APC) Metropolitan Planning Organization to conduct a corridor study along University Avenue utilizing Federal transportation funding.