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Buchanan Street Parking Garage Project Phase One Complete

The first phase of the Buchanan Street Parking Garage project in downtown Lafayette is complete.

According to LCG, the first phase included the removal of all concrete panels from the parking lot structure.

The next phase will include repairing elevators, stairwells and relighting the garage. This work, according to LCG, will begin soon.

A Facebook post says garage staff are currently using a golf cart to transport those who cannot descend garage levels.

Work on the garage began in April 2021. The parking lot was closed to the public in October 2018 in the interest of public safety.

In an earlier report on the garage, LCG said corrosion had damaged more than 50% of the steel beams and columns that support the garage floors and that in 2020 around 200 panels, held together by several corroded hangers and weighing over of two million pounds, were removed to reduce the load on the garage.

Repairs of $1.6 million were approved by the Lafayette board in February 2021.

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Deena S. Hawkins

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