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Sunday, July 21, 2019

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Fourchon Road set for overlay

Fourchon Road set for overlay

According to the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), heavily traveled Louisiana Highway 3090, (Fourchon Road), is set to be resurfaced in the coming weeks.

The improvement work, which calls for an asphalt overlay of some four to five inches, will take place in two lifts.
The contract, which runs approximately $3.8 million, also calls for strengthening of the highway to support the weight of ever larger and heavier loads being transported to and from Port Fourchon on a daily basis.

The work is expected to begin sometime in the summer months and take at least a month to complete. Overlay is expected to begin at the end of the new concrete segment where the new elevated highway portion ends and run some three and one half miles to the bridge near Fourchon Beach.

“We’re very pleased to hear the news that the primary road at Port Fourchon will be resurfaced,” said Chett Chiasson, Executive Director of the Greater Lafourche Port Commission. “A new overlay will mean safer and more efficient conditions for the many vehicles that transit the port every day.”