As it always seems to be with road improvement projects in Lafayette (and to be fair, the state of Louisiana) a much-needed project is coming.

But not anytime soon.

Our news partners at KATC report that The Lafayette Consolidated Council unanimously approved the Ambassador Caffery North project.

Traffic and Transportation Director Tony Tramel says the $60 million project would extend Ambassador Caffery for 9.5 miles, from Renaud Drive to I-49.

The new road would be a four lane boulevard, but Tramel says that construction won't be starting anytime soon. The necessary funding for the extension must be found before any construction begins, and the Ambassador Caffery North extension project is at the same stage Ambassador Caffery's southern extension was--eighteen years ago.

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