April 24, 2014
Welcome to your link to Port Fourchon news! Information is updated when there is breaking news that affects Port Fourchon business.
- Recently Updated Information:
- LAROSE INTRACOASTAL BRIDGE @ LA1 - ROAD & LANE CLOSURES:
DOTD advises that the Intracoastal Bridge on LA 1 in Larose will have alternating lane closures, both northbound and southbound, on April 26, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for bridge inspections. Flagmen will be on site to facilitate traffic movement.
DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction/maintenance site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.
- T-BOIS LIFT BRIDGE CLOSURE:
Lafourche Parish Public Works advises that the T-Bois Lift Bridge in Larose is closed to vehicular traffic due to continued maintenance.
Maintenance began Tuesday, April 22nd, and the bridge is closed to vehicular traffic until further notice. The bridge will remain open for marine traffic only.
Alternate routes include the new Larose Lift Bridge to the south and Valentine Bridge to the north.
Lafourche Parish Public Works appreciates your patience during this brief inconvenience.
- BEACH PROJECT WORK IN BELLE PASS AREA:
The state’s Caminada Headlands Beach & Dune Restoration Project is again underway, and a Notice to Mariners has been issued as the contractor moves back into place to resume construction work in the Port Fourchon area.
Through approximately April 14, 2014, Weeks Marine will be staging pipeline and support equipment along the left descending side of the Belle Pass Channel between Red Entrance Light 6 (LLNR 17005) and Red Entrance Light 8 (LLNR 17010). Tugs and crews will be preparing and relocating a dredge pipeline outside of Belle Pass and to the east to the following coordinates, where it will be placed on the bottom for dredging discharge to Caminada Beach:
Lat 29° 06' 37.25" North Long 90° 08' 06.45" West
Lat 29° 07' 15.74" North Long 90° 09' 37.95" West
Once underway, operations will continue on a twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven days per week basis. All equipment will have all required Coast Guard lighting for night operations. The tugs will monitor marine VHF channels 13 and 16. Mariners are urged to use extreme caution and transit the area at their slowest safe speed to create minimum wake after passing arrangements have been made.
This project will not impact marine traffic in port except for possible minimal time delays due to slowed vessel traffic around the staging area in Belle Pass. Thank you for your patience and consideration, and please proceed with caution around work crews and their equipment.
- CONSTRUCTION NOTIFICATION- LA1 GOLDEN MEADOW/LEEVILLE:
Entergy has reported that they have begun construction work on a project to support the hardening of their transmission system in the Golden Meadow/Leeville area. Expect construction work to be ongoing 7 days a week, dependent on weather conditions, with an approximate end date of July 1, 2014. Traffic will be affected from the Leon Theriot Flood Gates to the Leeville Bridge. Expect minor delays during this construction work, with the flow of traffic controlled by flaggers stationed at roadside construction sites.
Please use caution when traveling through Entergy's construction areas and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.
- PARDON OUR PROGRESS:
Vision Communications is working on a major fiber installation project in Port Fourchon. Please be aware of construction crews on or near port roadways over the upcoming months in various locations throughout the port. The fiber installation project is expected to be complete by the end of April 2014.
Thank you for your cooperation as we continue to make valuable improvements to our Port.
- Looking for more information?
- Call the Port’s Public Information Line at 985-798-5335, or toll-free at 866-600-7803.
- Click here for the South Lafourche Levee District website to get the latest information on the Larose and Golden Meadow floodgates and lock operations.