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University Avenue Underpass Revitalization Project Begins

Sep 09, 2019 09:58AM ● By News Desk

Community leaders and area residents gathered Monday to kick off the N. University Underpass Revitalization Project. 

Early in his administration, Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux identified the University Avenue corridor as a priority project and has been working towards its revitalization. “The University Corridor is a crucial gateway to our community and is worthy of reinvestment. It is my hope that with renewed focus, we can begin the process of returning this area to its former cultural, social and economic status for those who live, work and travel along the corridor.”

 Current Condition

The project consists of pressure washing, sealing and painting the walls of the underpass. As a welcome to motorists entering the city, “Bienvenue” will be painted on the structure.

The revitalization project is expected to take 60 working days with weather permitting. Work will take place at night and will not affect daytime traffic routes. Lane closures will last from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. until the project’s competition. 

 The project is expected to be completed in November.