The Lafayette Metropolitan Expressway Commission

(LMEC) was formed in 2003 under Act 893 during the regular session of the Louisiana Legislature. Act 893 recognizes that public revenue, including federal funding, has not kept up with the pace of the Lafayette area’s growing transportation needs.
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Lafayette Regional Xpressway

Project Website

The Lafayette Metropolitan Expressway Commission invites you to a Public Meeting. The same open-house format meeting will be held in two locations:

June 6th, 2017, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

East Regional Library

215 La Neuville Road

Youngsville, LA


June 7th, 2017, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

City of Scott – City Hall

109 Lions Club Road Scott, Louisiana

Lafayette Regional Expressway Rendering

Transportation needs in the Lafayette region have significantly increased in the last 50 years. If you frequently drive US 90 (Future I-49), Ambassador Caffery Parkway or Evangeline Thruway, you have experienced an increase in vehicular and truck traffic along these routes. Drivers traveling north/south on U.S. 90 and north/south on U.S. 167/Johnston Street will continue to see more traffic delays as the population continues to grow in the suburban areas of Lafayette Parish. This growth has increased travel demands leading to longer commutes for drivers and causing traffic congestion in the Lafayette region.

The Lafayette Metropolitan Expressway Commission (LMEC) is studying alternatives and potential corridors for the Lafayette Regional Xpressway (LRX), a proposed loop facility around the Lafayette region to lessen the burden on local arterial roads and streets. The LRX is also intended to effectively and expeditiously enhance the regional and national transportation system by improving system linkage, increasing capacity and accommodating transportation demand, and responding to economic development within the greater Lafayette area.