What is the LRX?

Project Overview

The Lafayette Regional Xpressway (LRX) is a transportation improvement project that was initiated in 2004 by the Lafayette Metropolitan Expressway Commission.

The LRX is proposed as a controlled-access toll road using a new location to connect I-49 north of Lafayette near the city of Carencro, I-10 west of Lafayette near the cities of Scott and Duson and U.S. 90 south of the city of Lafayette near the city of Youngsville at U.S. 90.

Major interchanges are proposed at I-49, I-10, U.S. 167/Johnston Street and U.S. 90, with consideration for interchanges with other cross streets.  The proposed facility would be four lanes with potential for expansion to six lanes.