April 25, 2016
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FLOTATION CANAL HYDRAULIC DREDGING NOTICE:
Crosby Dredging is moving into Port Fourchon this week to begin maintenance dredging in Flotation Canal.
The dredge will be working 24/7 in Flotation Canal, primarily near the mooring dolphins. The dredge will be sweeping the north side and channel of Flotation Canal, which will result in periodic closures.
Dredging will start on the west end of Flotation Canal near Bayou Lafourche and move east toward Slip D. The dredge pipe will be placed between mooring dolphins and the north bank of Flotation Canal. One submerged line will be placed east of Slip C, outside of tenant vessel traffic.
Please use caution when traveling in this area, keep a safe distance, and monitor VHF channel 14. This project should be complete by mid-August.
FLOODGATE & LOCK UPDATES:
You can get information on local floodgates, locks, and levees on the South Lafourche Levee District website at www.slld.org on Facebook (search South Lafourche Levee District) and Twitter, by calling the On-Call Personnel listed on their floodgate notifications, or by calling the South Lafourche Levee District office at (985) 632-7554.
DOTD BRIDGE CLOSURE UPDATE - WEST LAROSE LIFT BRIDGE (INTRACOASTAL BRIDGE ON LA 1):
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 multiple times from March 18th through mid-April in order for LADOTD’s contractor to perform various structural installations and repairs as part of a multi-million dollar rehabilitation project. The specific closure times are as follows:
• • Continuous closure from Monday, April 4, 2016 at 7:00 a.m. through Friday, April 15, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. (*NOTE: continuous closure dates extended by one week from April 8 to April 15 so that crews can complete the north and south tower machinery deck repairs, and the south pier fender beam installation).
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.
ROAD CONSTRUCTION - AIRPORT ROAD IN GALLIANO:
Lafourche Parish Government’s road construction project to upgrade Airport Road in Galliano began in October 2015 and is ongoing. This long-anticipated upgrade work is taking place on the entire length of Airport Road between Highway 308 and the South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport (GAO). The estimated time frame for this project is 90-120 days.
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.
Thank you for your patience during this road improvement project.
ROAD CONSTRUCTION - HIGHWAY 3090 IN PORT FOURCHON:
Road construction on Highway 3090 (also known as A.O. Rappelet Road or Fourchon Road) is nearing completion, with only final stone and shoulder work remaining on the LA DOTD Hwy. 3090 overlay project.
Expect minimal delays, and please use caution in areas where flagmen are directing traffic. Thank you for your patience during this road improvement project.
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