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  • Army Corps work to interrupt Highway 90 traffic

    February 3, 2012 9:04 AM

    AVONDALE, La. (AP) - Westbound traffic on U.S. Highway 90 going through Avondale will be rerouted next week as the Army Corps of Engineers builds a bridge to cross over a floodwall. The Army Corps says the bridge and floodwall are part of an improved system to protect the West... more »
  • Barge Hits Lock; Saltwater Intrusion Expected

    October 13, 2011 1:58 AM

    Farmers in western Vermilion Parish are bracing for saltwater intrusion, which could threaten crawfish and rice yields in the months ahead. The intrusion is expected because of damage at the Leland Bowman Lock outside of Intracoastal City, which was hit by a barge on September 30th. "It's not too... more »
  • Landry Calls Corps of Eng. "Inept" in Case of Sitting Barge

    March 29, 2011 11:43 PM

    It's been almost a year since an oil rig barge capsized in the Charenton Canal in St. Mary Parish, and today it's still there. Now parish and state leaders say they're fed up with the problem. The enormous 2,000 ton vessel has sat on it's side right in the... more »

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