Notice of Availability for the Tier I Combined FEIS/ROD for LRX (H004491)
Monday, February 13, 2023 at 1:49:24 PM
State Project No. H.004491
F.A.P. No. H004491
Lafayette Regional Xpressway
Lafayette Parish

Notice of Availability for the Tier 1 Combined FEIS/ROD

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) have issued a Tier 1 Combined Final Environmental Impact Statement/Record of Decision (FEIS/ROD) for the Lafayette Regional Xpressway (LRX) for the Lafayette Metropolitan Expressway Commission (LMEC). The FEIS/ROD was prepared in accordance with applicable federal laws, regulations and executive orders including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) (42 United States Code [U.S.C.] Section 4332 (2) (C)) and 49 U.S.C. 303.

The LRX is proposed as a controlled-access toll road on new location connecting US Highway (US) 90 south of Lafayette, Interstate 10 (I-10) west of Lafayette, and Interstate 49 (I-49) north of Lafayette. The FEIS/ROD is available for viewing online at and at the following locations:

· North Regional Lafayette Parish Library
· East Regional Lafayette Parish Library
· West Regional Lafayette Parish Library
· Duson Branch Lafayette Parish Library
· Milton Branch Lafayette Parish Library
· Maurice Branch Vermilion Parish Library
· Main Branch Iberia Parish Library
· St. Martinville Parish Library

The Preferred Corridor has been selected as discussed in the FEIS/ROD. The FEIS/ROD includes additions and corrections to the Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS). Responses to public and agency comments received on the Tier 1 DEIS are located in Appendix A of the FEIS/ROD.

Under Title 23 U.S.C. Section 139, the FHWA has issued a single document that consists of a FEIS and ROD. Therefore, the 30-day wait/review period under NEPA does not apply to this action.

If you have any questions, please contact LMEC through Ms. Elaine Abell,, the Consultant Project Manager, Kate Prejean, at or 225-368-2800.