LAFAYETTE — Downtown Lafayette will get a major facelift as part of a revitalization plan by the city that officials say will create a vibrant atmosphere and bring people together.
The $5.5 million Main Street streetscape plan unveiled Wednesday will result in upgraded streets, sidewalks and other aesthetic improvements to downtown. The project, which spans Main Street from 5th to 8th streets, will be done in several phases with an expected completion date targeted for November.
The first phase began this month at 10th and 11th streets, according to the city, which will keep Main Street open as construction efforts continue.
Dennis Carson, economic development director for the city, said the improvements will bring bike racks, gathering areas and public art informational kiosks to the downtown area. The renovation efforts are being funded through the city’s Central Creasy tax increment financing district.
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