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LA 1 at Superior Shipyard South of Golden Meadow Closed at This Time:

LA 1 at Superior Shipyard south of Golden Meadow is completely blocked, as of 9:45 a.m. today, July 16, 2019. The reason for this temporary road closure is because the fire department is responding to a vessel fire and running a hose across the highway.

Further updates will be posted here when more information becomes available.


January 15, 2019 – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission wants to make those traveling in the area by the Leon Theriot Lock aware of a South Lafourche Levee District project to re-align LA 1 and straighten the curve at its location near the flood structure.

The contractor said work on the $2.5 million project has begun and will stretch in to July. During daylight hours of that time period, north and south bound traffic will be maintained at a lower speed on the existing roadway surface. There may be periods of time where the contractor will reduce traffic to single lane ONLY, but this will be controlled by flaggers on both sides of the construction zone.

Upon its conclusion, this project which is funded by South Lafourche Levee District and state dollars, will improve flood protection for people within the Larose to Golden Meadow Hurricane Protection Levee System as well as installing a swing gate that will span over LA 1 to improve vehicular safety.

This project will additionally push the roadway elevation from +12.49 to +18.29, thus providing a permanent fix to what were temporary stop gap measures that were put in place any time a hurricane of significance approached the area.

The South Lafourche Levee District asks anyone traveling through this construction zone to use an abundance of caution and appreciates your patience as this much-needed work is completed.


July 12, 2018 – DOTD announced construction work on the latest phase of the LA 1 Project will require intermittent lane closures at times on the northern portion of the elevated LA 1 Expressway in Leeville.

Beginning Monday, July 16, 2018, construction crews will be onsite weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday) working on the LA 1 Expressway from the LA 1 toll booth entrance ramp to the Leeville Bridge. For your safety, please be on the lookout for flaggers in this area.

This $13.25 million phase of the LA 1 Improvements Project will widen the intersection where the tollbooth connector meets the Leeville Bridge. It will also extend the expressway 400 feet north to create a new connector for future phases of elevated LA 1 roadway toward Golden Meadow.

Lane closures, when necessary, may cause minor delays in traffic movement through the construction area. These intermittent closures will allow vehicles 18 feet wide or smaller to pass through the construction zone. Vehicles over 18 feet wide must contact Mark Penny with James Construction Group, LLC at (225) 445-4018 to coordinate oversized loads through the construction zone.

LA 1 Improvements Project Phase 2E construction at the north intersection of the expressway should be complete by February 2020.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.


Visit the Port Commission’s WEATHER & STORM INFO webpage for weather updates, current storm information, and helpful storm prep information and resources.


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You can get information on local floodgates, locks, and levees on the South Lafourche Levee District website at, on Facebook (search South Lafourche Levee District) and Twitter, by calling the On-Call Personnel listed on their floodgate notifications, or by calling the South Lafourche Levee District office at (985) 632-7554.

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