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DOTD celebrates completion of Ambassador Caffery Extension

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Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development Interim Secretary Sherri LeBas led a ceremony recently to mark the completion of the Ambassador Caffery Parkway South Extension from Lafayette to just south of Broussard, La.

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“The new Ambassador Caffery extension will provide much-needed relief to the more than 47,000 people who travel the existing Ambassador Caffery Parkway each day and the more than 40,000 people who travel on U.S. 90 just south of Broussard,” said LeBas.

“Additionally, this $43.9 million project will not only help drivers’ commute times but will foster economic development for the area.”

The new roadway extends Ambassador Caffery Parkway (La. 3073) by approximately 6 mi from Verot School Road (La. 339) in Lafayette to U.S. 90 just south of Broussard. It consists of a four-lane boulevard with a raised grass median and turn lanes at major intersections along the route.

Construction on the project began in late fall 2007 and will be completed nearly a year ahead of schedule. Gilchrist Construction Co. of Alexandria was the contractor for the $43.9 million project, and the DOTD project engineer was Jeff Faust.

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