DOTD BRIDGE CLOSURE NOTICE – SOUTH LAFOURCHE BRIDGE IN GALLIANO:
May 14, 2019 – According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), the Galliano (Tarpon) Lift Bridge, known locally as the South Lafourche Bridge, will be closed to VEHICULAR traffic as follows:
- 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily from Monday, May 20, 2019 through Thursday, May 23, 2019
- 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily from Monday, May 27, 2019 through Thursday, May 30, 2019
The South Lafourche Bridge will be closed to MARINE traffic as follows:
- 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. daily from Monday, May 20, 2019 through Thursday, May 23, 2019
- 7:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. daily from Monday, May 27, 2019 through Thursday, May 30, 2019
These closures are required in order to allow LADOTD’s in-house bridge repair crews to perform structural repairs to the movable steel span. Outside of the aforementioned times for vehicular and marine closures, the bridge will be under normal operation.
Alternate routes to cross Bayou Lafourche during this bridge closure are as follows:
(*DOTD recommended routes)
- To the North: Cote Blanche Pontoon Bridge in Cut Off
- To the North: Le Pont D’Or Lift Bridge in Cut Off
- To the North: *New Larose Vertical Lift Bridge in Larose
- To the South: Galliano Pontoon Bridge in Galliano
- To the South: *Golden Meadow Lift Bridge in Golden Meadow
For more information about local bridges, visit Lafourche Parish Government’s Bridge List:
DOTD appreciates your patience during this closure and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.
LA 1 EXPRESSWAY TOLL BOOTH LANE CLOSURE:
May 14, 2019 (revised 5/16) – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) has announced that upcoming work on the elevated LA 1 Expressway entrance ramp in Leeville will require a one-lane closure of the toll booth lane (Lane 1 southbound only) on Monday, May 20, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
All southbound vehicular traffic will be routed through the GeauxPass toll tag lane, and those without GeauxPass tags will be billed for the toll amount only.
Lane closures, when necessary, may cause minor delays in traffic movement through the construction area. 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.
DOTD BRIDGE CLOSURE: WEST LAROSE LIFT BRIDGE (INTRACOASTAL BRIDGE ON LA 1):
April 9, 2019 – According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), the West Larose Vertical Lift Span Bridge (aka the Intracoastal Bridge on LA 1 in Larose) will remain closed to vehicular traffic as follows:
- Continuously closed 24/7 until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 24, 2019
This closure extension is necessary so crews can remove and replace the exterior machinery sheeting, perform touch-up painting, install traffic warning lights, reinforce the lift span bearing risers, and function test the lift span moveable machinery and electrical system.
If the above-mentioned tasks are completed ahead of schedule, the bridge will return to normal operation.
This $25 million project is designed to extend the life of the existing structure and is estimated for completion in summer 2019. The contractor is C.E.C., Inc.
Alternate route(s) during closure times are as follows:
- Northbound: LA 1 across the New Larose Vertical Lift Bridge to LA 308 north
- Southbound: LA 1 across the Belle Vue Swing Bridge (LA 3220) south of Lockport or the T-Bois Vertical Lift Bridge just north of Larose to LA 308 south.
All planned construction activities may be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather or special events. 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.
A NOTE FROM THE GREATER LAFOURCHE PORT COMMISSION: This full bridge closure completely shuts down the Intracoastal Bridge on LA 1 to vehicular traffic. All vehicular traffic will be detoured to Highway 308 for the duration of this closure. Please be aware that with Highway 308 as the sole land route available for crossing the Intracoastal Waterway in Larose and traveling to all points beyond in South Lafourche, the entire community will experience traffic issues, especially at high-volume choke points like intersections and bridges. This in turn may affect deliveries to your facilities in Port Fourchon. Please plan deliveries to Fourchon accordingly and consider changing delivery times to avoid school and rush hour traffic peaks.
CONSTRUCTION NOTICE – RE-ALIGNMENT OF LA 1 NEAR LEON THERIOT LOCK:
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.
INTERMITTENT LANE CLOSURES ON ELEVATED LA 1 EXPRESSWAY:
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.
GLPC WEATHER UPDATES:
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