Construction Ready To Begin On Lafayette Veterans Clinic

LAFAYETTE, LA (AP) — Work has begun at what will be the source of health care for thousands of Acadiana veterans.

         Sarah Gary, development manager with Lafayette Consolidated Government, tells The Advertiser’s Jessica Goff preparation for construction has started on the location for the 31,280-square-foot veteran's clinic.

         Officials say the clinic could be seeing patients as early as winter 2016.

         The contractor for the $11.2 million facility is Alabama-based firm BL Harbert

         Southwest Louisiana Veterans Coalition co-chair Jon Palmintier says the facility will be four times larger than the present clinic and it will have more modern, up-to-date labs, X-ray examining rooms, waiting room, areas for specialty care.

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