Youngsville City Council approves plans for future transportation improvements
Looking ahead, approximately $200 million in transportation development projects have been approved by the Youngsville City Council.
In a meeting on Monday, the council heard plans put forward by Lafayette-based engineering firm Neel-Schaffer Inc. The plans outlined how the city should develop and what developments should be made in the transport and traffic.
Part of the plan outlines plans for expansion, new construction and capacity for existing and new roads in the city. They qualify the work as short, medium and long term.
Some expensive projects include LA 92 which would see the addition of new lanes and a boulevard with green spaces. Metarie Road would also be widened to increase capacity. There are also plans to change Verot School Road to four lanes.
Mayor Ken Ritter and Neel-Schaffer Inc said the push to upgrade Verot could push for improvements to the entire out-of-town stretch of roadway. The state would be responsible for this project if and when it occurs.
The proposal was developed by anticipating the year 2050 and determining how and where the city would grow.
Neel-Schaffer Inc said that currently, on average, 1,000 hours of delays are experienced by drivers in Youngsville each day. By 2050, that number would increase to 3,000 hours.
The population is also expected to see an increase to 46,000 from the 2020 record of 16,000. Business development is also expected to see an uptick over this period, with an additional 2,000 jobs added to the city by 2050, bringing the number to 7,000.
Public transit was also discussed, but no plan was made for its implementation.
The plan was adopted unanimously by the council.
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