By all accounts Lafayette is a growing city, but is it growing too fast? With concerns of increased strains on current infrastructure and ever-present slow moving traffic, one KPEL caller questioned if Lafayette should intentionally slow down its growth. City-Parish President Joey Durel stopped by ‘Nathan and Bernie in the Morning‘ for his weekly ‘Lafayette Live‘ segment to discuss Lafayette's growth and whether or not it's too much too soon.

...all the mayors around the country would love to have these problems

"Certainly we’ll have growing pains, but all these issues we’re talking about, all the mayors around the country would love to have these problems," said Durel.

The City-Parish President admits that some other the new developments in Lafayette have put additional strains on traffic and roads, but says these roads are often the result of poor planning from the developers.

"If somebody wants to develop their land, they should be able to develop their land," said Durel. "The fact that roads are what they are, that’s the developer’s issue with making roads adequate."

As far as growth goes, Durel believes Lafayette is on a steady pace, and any attempts to curb that growth would be short sighted.

"Certainly we’ll have growing pains, but all these issues we’re talking about, all the mayors around the country would love to have these problems," said Durel.

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