Phase 1 of Enterprise Blvd project complete - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Phase 1 of Enterprise Blvd. project complete

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

The project that will bring more business and social impact to north Lake Charles reached a big milestone as city and community leaders cut the ribbon on phase 1 of the Enterprise Boulevard extension project. 

Once completed, Enterprise Boulevard will connect U.S. 171 to downtown Lake Charles.  
 
Phase 1 saw the construction and reconstruction of Enterprise Boulevard from I-10 to Katherine Street, including a new four-lane roadway.

"When you build a street where there's no street before, it takes a lot of engineering and it takes a lot of work and it takes a lot of construction and a lot of energy and effort that needs to go in and make that street possible," said Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach. 

"It's actually a beautiful boulevard that enhances this area and it attracts and says to people, 'Come and do your business here,' " said City Council President Mark Eckard. "Build your home here, build your business here and we will be successful."  

That's what residents of north Lake Charles, like Alfred Doucette Jr. whose family owns property around Enterprise, like to hear. Doucette has seen the ups and downs of the neighborhood and said he's excited for the progress of the extension. 

"That means businesses will be built here and other businesses will come in and that means that this community, which is a community effort, will profit," said Doucette. 

Doucette said the success of this project should be a model for the residents of north Lake Charles.  

"In north Lake Charles, we have to get involved," said Doucette. "We can't just hope our politicians do it. We have to get involved and show that we want it and show that we can keep it up and keep it going." 

There is no set number of additional phases. City officials said they'll continue working and developing north until they reach 171. 

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