Crews test fitted the new downtown Lafayette gateway sign on Thursday (June23rd). It Fit! The sign will welcome visitors entering the Hub City via the Jefferson Street underpass. The gateway has been in the works for three years. it was designed by Geoff Dyer, with Downtown Lafayette Unlimited. All fabrication was done locally. DLU marketing director Kate Durio says the location at Jefferson & Cypress Streets was chosen because of its visibility from the Evangeline Thruway and future I-49 connector. The arch will be permanently installed later this summer.