The Department of Transportation and Development is allotting $138.6 million to widen Highway 90. Construction should be able to start by the end of the year and will be completed by December 2025, barring any unforeseen issues. This project is a part of the bigger Geaux South program, which mainly focuses on completing I-49 South, America’s Energy Corridor.
This project will widen the highway to six lanes from Albertson Parkway to St. Nazaire Road south to Ambassador Caffery Parkway. Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development spokesperson Deidra Druilhet also informed the public that the project will include “about four miles of a two-lane frontage road system, and that will also include us building an interchange right there where US 90 intersects with Ambassador Caffery.”
By improving traffic flow with this project, commuting to and from Broussard will become more accessible, which can only mean good things for the local businesses and residents. Broussard Mayor, Ray Bourque, stated, “Broussard has a rapidly growing economy where we’ve seen, year after year, our city as a business hub, and this will only help us in that regard.” The Broussard Economic Development Corporation wholeheartedly agrees with Mayor Bourque’s statement and is excited to see how this project will help Broussard prosper even further.