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April 15, 2014
8:45 a.m.

Welcome to your link to Port Fourchon news! Information is updated when there is breaking news that affects Port Fourchon business.
Recently Updated Information:

    The South Lafourche Levee District advises that the Ted Gisclair Floodgate in Larose is now open to navigational traffic.

    The Leon Theriot Lock in Golden Meadow is also open at this time.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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