A Message from Chairman Chett Chiasson
THANK YOU! There are no better words than those to clearly say how much we appreciate all of our members for supporting our community and the LA1 Coalition.
Because of your support, we are finally approaching the major milestone of LA DOTD receiving LA 1 Phase 2 bids in October. The importance of this final section that gets LA 1 inside the levee system in Golden Meadow and the resilient access it will provide to Port Fourchon and Grand Isle cannot be overstated. This much- needed infrastructure improvement is critical for the future of Port Fourchon and our community.
In the next five years, we anticipate some increase in traffic. I say this because there should be an increase in the number of rigs drilling in the Gulf, albeit not a large amount more, but closer to 20 is what we anticipate. Also, within the next three years, there should be an LNG Conversion Terminal constructed and operating, a new bridge and access road to Fourchon Island, and some development on Fourchon Island. In addition, dredging will begin to deepen Belle Pass, Bayou Lafourche, Flotation Canal, and the adjacent slips in Port Fourchon to -33 while utilizing all dredged material beneficially in order to more efficiently service current and attract new business.
Additionally, there continues to be companies adding facilities that consolidate services from other locations along the Gulf Coast, as well as a test site in the aquaculture industry that may turn into a large-scale facility. More importantly, Louisiana and Port Fourchon, its tenants and users in particular, are positioning themselves to be leaders in any and every offshore energy production that will take place in the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere, including Offshore Wind.
The future will continue to be bright thanks to all of your support
on this LA 1 Highway Improvement Project!