April 16, 2015
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- Recently Updated Information:
- NOTICE #6: N.J. THERIOT ROAD WATER LINE CLOSURE UPDATE:
Due to the inclement weather conditions, the Lafourche Parish Water District has postponed the N.J. Theriot Road water line work. This water line closure is now tentatively rescheduled for Tuesday, April 21st at 1:00 p.m., weather permitting.
The Water District's work is estimated to result in a two-hour period without water for port users along N.J. Theriot Road.
This will affect all of N.J. Theriot Road and all streets off of N.J. Theriot Road. A.J. Estay Road will not be affected.
No boil water advisories are anticipated, as this is a controlled closure and not a break in the line.
The N.J. Theriot Road Elevation and Improvements project spans the entire length of N.J. Theriot Road, from the Hwy. 3090 intersection to N. Doucet Drive. Improvements underway include elevation of the roadway, drainage upgrades, shoulder work, and asphalt paving.
Thank you for your patience during this utility work. We will send out additional updates as needed and when the water line repairs are complete.
- FLOODGATE NOTIFICATION:
The South Lafourche Levee District advises that high water levels in Bayou Lafourche continue to warrant the closure of the Ted Gisclair Floodgate in Larose. Scheduled openings for boat traffic are as follows: 6:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m., and 2:00 a.m. each day for the duration of this closure.
SLLD will continue to monitor the water levels in Bayou Lafourche and update the public as information becomes available.
Extreme caution is advised when traveling through the floodgates. The Captain should always proceed under the direction of the Lock Master. Any damages will become the responsibility of the boat owner.
Please be aware that whenever high tides occur, either or both floodgates may close at any time without notice. Updates on both floodgates may be obtained at www.slld.org or by calling the South Lafourche Levee District office at (985) 632-7554.
- ROAD WORK NOTICE - N.J. THERIOT ROAD ELEVATION & IMPROVEMENTS:
A major roadwork project on Port Fourchon’s N.J. Theriot Road is underway. Port Fourchon users are encouraged to plan and prepare for road construction on one of the port’s busiest roadways, N.J. Theriot Road. Please pardon our progress as we work to maintain port roadways and improve port infrastructure.
Barriere Construction began roadwork on January 29, 2015, with an anticipated completion date of May 29, 2015. The project’s improvements span the entire length of N.J. Theriot Road, from the Hwy. 3090 intersection to Norman Doucet Drive. Improvements include elevation of the roadway, drainage upgrades, shoulder work, and asphalt paving.
Expect travel delays during this construction work, with intermittent lane closures and some delay in traffic movements through the construction area, especially during the paving phase of the project from mid-March to mid-May. During lane closures, the flow of traffic will be controlled by flaggers stationed at roadside construction sites. Port Fourchon Harbor Police will be on scene to facilitate movements when necessary.
Please use caution when traveling through the construction area and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.
Thank you for your patience during this scheduled road improvement project.
- 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.