City of Broussard plans South Bernard expansion
Broussard, LA, January 9, 2019 –
On January 8, Mayor Ray Bourque and the Broussard City Council quickly got down to business at their first meeting of 2019. A major item on the agenda was the introduction of an ordinance to amend the 2018-19 operating budget by adding an additional $2.9 million for the final phase of the South Bernard Road expansion. The newly sworn-in council voted unanimously in favor of the ordinance.
The first phase of the expansion was completed in 2017, which included a new bridge as well as a roundabout at Fairfield and S. Bernard. This phase connected Fairfield Road to Albertson Parkway at a total cost of just under $6 million. The second phase will connect South Bernard from Albertson Parkway to Main Street/LA-182 in Broussard.
The main purpose of this expansion is to alleviate traffic congestion on South Morgan and Main Street. “With a growing economy and population, it’s critical that Broussard invest in the necessary infrastructure to help ease our residents’ commutes,” says Mayor Bourque. “This four-lane will serve as a major artery and will also open this area of Broussard to more economic development.”
Prior to the meeting, Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court Louis Perret ceremoniously swore in Mayor Bourque and City Council Members Angel Racca, David Bonin, Jesse Regan, Michael Rabon, Kenny Higginbotham, Ray Gary, and Councilman-at-Large Jeff Delahoussaye. Also sworn in were Broussard Police Chief Brannon Decou along with the city’s police officers.