It’s time to get serious about completing Interstate 49 South in Louisiana, and a public-private partnership might be part of the financial solution to the $5.2 billion effort, Treasurer John Kennedy said last week in Lafayette.

The project would upgrade 140 miles of U.S. 90 between Lafayette and New Orleans to interstate highway specifications. The final segment of I-49 running north from Shreveport to the Arkansas state line will be completed soon.

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