Construction crews have begun Phase 2 work on roughly 9 miles of bridge that will connect Leeville to Golden Meadow in LaFourche Parish, reports Construction Equipment Guide. Once the $464 million effort is complete, there will be 19.3 miles of elevated expressway between Golden Meadow and Port Fourchon.
The contract was awarded to JB James Construction Group of Baton Rouge. Daniel Gitlin, a spokesman withe the Department of Transportation and Development, says the LA 1 corridor is a critical link for the nation’s oil energy sector as it is the only roadway link from Port Fourchon, one of the largest energy ports in America. Read more.