Broussard, LA, – On January 8, Mayor Ray Bourque and the new Broussard City Council introduced their first major item of 2019, passing an ordinance, by unanimous vote, 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 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.”
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, connecting 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.
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.
About Broussard, LA
The City of Broussard boasts a rapidly growing economic climate, where Southern hospitality and charm combine with incredible growth opportunities and cutting-edge 21st-century technology in the heart of Cajun Country. Broussard is a unique city, known for “small town, big business.”
Map shows Phase II of Broussard’s South Bernard Road expansion.