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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 […]

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Recent Study Points to Amazing Success of GLPC-Run Airport

(CUT OFF, LA) – The South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport continues to make a name for itself in general aviation airport circles, as shown by a recent state-commissioned study revealing the Galliano-based airport ranked fourth overall in total economic benefits with a net output of $97,628,000 in 2019. This represents a jump of more […]

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Greater Lafourche Port Commission, Port Fourchon Turn 60 This Year

(CUT OFF, LA) – Unquestionably the biggest success story in the history of Lafourche Parish can be found at a place called Port Fourchon. So, how did Port Fourchon emerge from a speck of land in southern Lafourche to hosting a valued tenant base that services nearly 100% of all deepwater offshore energy activity in […]

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Rodney Gisclair Appointed to Port Commission Seat B

(CUT OFF, LA) – At a special meeting held on September 25, 2019, Rodney Gisclair was sworn into office as an interim port commissioner for the Greater Lafourche Port Commission. Rodney takes his place at Seat B, which was left vacant by the passing of his brother, longtime commissioner and community icon Perry Gisclair.

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Wave Monitoring Buoy to Serve Useful Purpose

(CUT OFF, LA) – When it comes to tracking approaching storms or gauging water levels offshore, wave monitoring buoy stations perform a critical function in keeping everyone informed about sea surface conditions. That’s why a recent partnership between the US Army Corps of Engineers and the Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) to establish one of […]

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Future Coastal Wetlands Park Continues to Take Shape Daily

(CUT OFF, LA) – After unveiling the Greater Lafourche Port Commission’s comprehensive master plan for a future Coastal Wetlands Park at a press conference held by Louisiana’s Cajun Bayou in March, you may be wondering how that project is coming along. Well, as we move toward purchasing four pedestal-mounted view finders to be installed at […]

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GLPC, Other Local Agencies Successfully Participated in Full-Scale Coast Guard Training Exercise

(CUT OFF, LA) – The Greater Lafourche Port Commission joined the Coast Guard and a bevy of other emergency management partner agencies to participate in an Area Maritime Security Training Exercise Program (AMSTEP) yesterday, July 18th. AMSTEP is a community-based anti-terrorism exercise program that was created to address the requirements of the Maritime Transportation Security […]

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Did You Know? GLPC’s Partnership with NOAA, Other Agencies Helps Provide Publicly Accessible Tidal Data for Port Fourchon

(CUT OFF, LA) – With the potential threat of a 3 to 5-foot storm surge affecting southern Lafourche Parish and Port Fourchon in the next 24 to 72 hours, we want to remind residents and others that a current partnership between GLPC, the U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA, National Ocean Service, and the Center for […]

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GLPC, Other Local Agencies to Participate in Full-Scale Coast Guard Training Exercise

(CUT OFF, LA) – The Coast Guard will conduct an Area Maritime Security Training Exercise Program (AMSTEP) next Thursday, July 18. AMSTEP is a community-based anti-terrorism exercise program that was created to address the requirements of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002. This full-scale exercise will bring together federal, state, local law enforcement, and […]

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Port Fourchon Continues to Grow as Demonstrated by Latest Phase II Bulkhead Expansion

(CUT OFF, LA) – After the Greater Lafourche Port Commission completed 1,671 linear feet (LF) of bulkhead as part of its Northern Slip C expansion project in February, it was determined that GLPC had surplus dollars that went unspent in the current iteration of Port Priority Program funding to flow through Port Fourchon. With this […]

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