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  • Lafourche Parish to take over some maintenance of La. 1

    October 29, 2015 12:01 PM

    THIBODAUX - Lafourche Parish will be responsible for maintaining and operating parts of Louisiana Highway 1 and the four-lane highway from Golden Meadow to Leeville after the elevated portion of the highway is built in south Lafourche. The Daily Comet reports the Lafourche Parish Council voted Tuesday to accept... more »
  • Audit: La. 1 bridge finances stabilize

    November 24, 2014 11:27 AM

    LEEVILLE - A state audit says the La. 1 bridge in Leeville is collecting more money from tolls after years of under-collecting. The bridge was built partially on money to be repaid through the tolls. But revenue from those tolls lagged, and the state lagged on repaying the debt. Recent... more »
  • Weekends with Whitney: Leeville is Sinking check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 21, 2014 6:26 AM

    LEEVILLE - Along the Louisiana coast, the once-thriving fishing town of Leeville is sinking. Leeville boasts some of the best fishing in the state inshore among the marshes, but coastal erosion has left nearly two-thirds of it underwater. One woman is trying to save what is left. "Everyone... more »
  • Nonprofit gives up on saving sinking cemetery

    October 28, 2014 3:03 PM

    LEEVILLE - A nonprofit has given up its proposal to protect the little that remains of a nearly submerged cemetery in Leeville. Launch Leeville wanted to build a 280-foot-long bulkhead between what's left of Lefort Cemetery and the intersection of Bayou Lafourche and the Southeast Canal. Director Janet Rhodus tells... more »
  • Fighter jets intercept helo entering airspace

    August 1, 2013 4:16 PM

    LEEVILLE - Belle Chasse-based fighter jets scrambled to intercept a helicopter that entered U.S. airspace and approached New Orleans from the Gulf of Mexico without communicating with local authorities. According to the North American Aerospace Defense Command, known as NORAD, the AgustaWestland AW-139 copter was forced to land at about... more »
  • La. seeks federal loan to pay for bridge

    December 21, 2012 4:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation officials are trying to negotiate a $174 million federal loan to ease problems in paying for a toll bridge in south Louisiana. The $371 million bridge, which opened in 2009, is on Louisiana Highway 1 in Leeville and crosses Bayou Lafourche, just west of Grand... more »
  • Audit: Unpaid tolls cost millions

    December 4, 2012 10:27 AM

    BATON ROUGE - State transportation officials have allowed up to 300,000 cars and trucks to use a troubled toll bridge in far south Louisiana without operators paying. That's according to a report issued on Monday. In addition, Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera said in an 18-page review that state officials failed... more »
  • Audit reveals problems with Leeville toll bridge

    July 30, 2012 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - State auditors say an electronic toll collection system implemented on the LA 1 Bridge in Leeville three years ago continues to struggle with glitches that have been preventing it from collecting some toll violations. In a financial report released Monday, the state auditor's office said the Louisiana... more »
  • Toll payment lane on La. 1 bridge boosts payments

    July 18, 2012 3:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The chief financial officer of the Department of Transportation and Development says a troubled toll bridge in coastal south Louisiana has increased its collections by adding a payment lane on site. But DOTD Undersecretary Michael Bridges acknowledged the change last month also has encountered problems, including equipment... more »
  • Tolls reinstated on LA 1 bridge in Leeville

    June 25, 2012 2:34 PM

    LEEVILLE - The state Department of Transportation and Development has resumed collecting tolls on the LA 1 bridge in Leeville. The tolls were suspended Sunday after a state of emergency was declared in advance of Tropical Storm Debby. Debby's center was essentially stationary about 50 miles south of Apalachicola,... more »

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