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LUS announces plans to improve Downtown Lafayette

Posted: 6:26 PM, Feb 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-13 20:08:58-05

In the next four to six years, LUS has announced plans to invest about $7 million to increase the sewer capacity in and around Downtown Lafayette.

After they build a new lift station and lay the larger pipes, the sewers would be able to meet the higher capacity needs of residential units.

Once complete they could handle an additional 2,000 apartments.

Upgrading could be coming to allow for more residential buildings downtown

Besides the sewer improvements, LUS will be upgrading street lights with LEDs.

“We’re looking to change all the street lights within the city of Lafayette to LEDs,” said Interim Director of Utilities for LUS Jeffery Stewart. “It will become more efficient, better quality, better visible lighting and also reduced maintenance costs and operation costs.”

Stewart made these announcements during the Lunch and Learn event put on by Downtown Lafayette Unlimited Wednesday afternoon.