RIG REMOVAL WILL CAUSE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF FLOTATION CANAL:
March 15, 2019 – Weather permitting, the Spartan Rig will be removed from its current location at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 17, 2019. As a result, Flotation Canal will be closed for an hour or so.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time period.
TEMPORARY CASH/CREDIT LANE CLOSURE MONDAY, MARCH 18 AT LEEVILLE TOLL PLAZA ON ELEVATED LA 1 EXPRESSWAY:
March 13, 2019 – According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), on Monday, March 18, there will be a temporary lane closure for the cash/credit lane of the toll bridge in Leeville from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This closure is necessary in order to allow for toll system equipment upgrades.
During this closure, all traffic will be redirected to the tag lane and any travelers that do not have a GeauxPass account will be billed by mail for the toll only. The tag lane can accommodate vehicles less than 12 feet wide and 17 feet high. All oversized vehicles must follow the normal contraflow with escort procedure.
CORPS MAINTENANCE DREDGING PROJECT IN BELLE PASS
February 8, 2019 – Corps Maintenance Dredging Project to Continue Through March
On January 25th, the Greater Lafourche Port Commission informed its tenants about the start of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Port Fourchon Navigation Channel Maintenance Dredging project.
At this point, the project is moving along smoothly with Manson Construction currently working northbound from mile -0.4 with the dredge having advanced about 5,500-feet through February 7th, up to mile +0.7, with a total volume of 405,000 cubic yards. The material is being deposited on the east shore disposal site (area of erosion) with the west shore in line to receive material after that area to the east has been maximized.
Work will continue to be performed 24 hours a day, seven days a week until the job is done.
Little to no impact is expected to those vessels traveling through the channel, as the dredge and discharge pipe will be placed to the east and west side leaving the side opposite it open for vessel traffic depending on the location of the pipe at that given time.
DOTD BRIDGE CLOSURE: WEST LAROSE LIFT BRIDGE (INTRACOASTAL BRIDGE ON LA 1):
February 20, 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 be closed to vehicular traffic as follows:
- Continuously closed 24/7 from 7:00 am on Monday, February 25, 2019 to 7:00 am on Monday, April 15, 2019
This closure is necessary so crews can remove and replace rear tower bearings, trunnion bearings and wire ropes. The $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 will completely shut down the Intracoastal Bridge on LA 1 to vehicular traffic for a period of approximately two (2) months. 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 UPDATE- AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT WORK WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MARCH:
January 15, 2019 –The Greater Lafourche Port Commission wants to remind those traveling in the immediate vicinity of South Lafourche Leonard J. Miller, Jr. Airport in Galliano to be aware of ongoing and upcoming improvement projects that will cause a series of temporary single lane closures through March.
The Airport Culvert Improvement project has begun and will stretch through March. According to the contractor, work is planned for daylight hours only with the removal of asphalt on one side has begun. Ultimately, this project is replacing a pair of aging galvanized pipes (with a concrete one) that will pass underneath the main drainage canal of Airport Road near NRCS and the airport maintenance facilities.
Work on the Airport Entrance Road is continuing with those efforts expected to stretch in to February. This project is necessary to reroute existing drainage and widen Airport Road where it intersects with Highway 308. The reconfiguration will result in a left and right turn lane.
As construction progresses, expect minimal delays and spots of single-lane traffic along Airport Road. Please obey signage and flagmen, use caution when traveling through the construction area, and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.
The commissioners would like to stress the importance of these upgrades from both a safety and improvement standpoint. Furthermore, they ask for everyone’s patience and understanding during the construction phase of these projects.
Below is the cost breakdown of each project:
GLPC Airport CULVERT project:
Contractor: Byron E. Talbot Contractor, Inc.
Engineer: Picciola & Associates, Inc.
Projected Cost $484,921.71
LA DOTD Aviation $132,000
Parish EDA Airport Road Entrance LA308 project:
Contractor: Beverly Construction Company, LLC
Engineer: Picciola & Associates, Inc.
Projected Cost: $1,174,829
CONSTRUCTION SET TO BEGIN ON 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.
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