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Transportation ideas brought up at public meeting

Transportation ideas brought up at public meeting

Mathews, LA – Potential transportation projects and public input was received Tuesday at the South Lafourche library in Galliano as the South Central Planning and Development Commission (SCPDC) held the second of three workshops to receive suggestions on how to improve transportation in the parish.

Among the primary needs in the South Lafourche area is an access road from LA Highway 1 to LA Highway 3235 in Galliano so that a bridge can be built to connect to the South Lafourche Leonard Miller, Jr. Airport.

“This access road is very important because it will improve commerce to the airport and allow it to grow,” said Councilman Daniel Lorraine. “In addition, it will help with efforts to obtain the funds to build a new bridge to connect the airport to Highway 3235.”

Data was presented on traffic counts for major highway in the parish and attendees then broke into groups to discuss ideas for the area.

The data showed that Lafourche Parish is slightly above the nation average in people driving alone to work and well below the national average in using other transit to get to work.

A public hearing for the Thibodaux area was held last week and one for the central Lafourche area will be held on Thursday at the governmental complex in Mathews at 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.