St. Martin Parish Government

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11/13/2020

STORM DEBRIS COLLECTION

The Parish’s contractor has advised that the collection of storm debris should be completed by the end of next week. Thereafter, a second pass will be made to ensure that all of the storm debris is indeed collected. Therefore, all residents are advised to make sure that all of their storm debris is collected before next Monday.

Over the last week, the contractor has noted that in many instances, non-storm debris has been mixed with storm debris. Under the Parish pre-positioned removal contract, ONLY storm debris can be collected according to FEMA dictates. Hence, ordinary yard waste should not be mixed with storm debris.

Also, within the next several days, the collection of construction debris associated with Hurricane Delta will commence and should be completed within a week or so.

The public is reminded that storm debris is not a component of the standard waste disposal program of a parish or municipality. Therefore, a separate agreement for storm debris collection is necessary and, as alluded to previously, only the debris associated with Hurricane Delta can be collected.

As of the afternoon of November 12, 2020, 27,336.65 cubic yards of debris had been collected since October 19th out of an estimated 40,000 cubic yards. This computes to 68.34% of the total debris. Five trucks are being utilized by the contractor. Fortunately, the Parish has a special DEQ permit for a “burn site” which is located in the Parish and which is being utilized for the disposal of the debris.

If anyone’s neighborhood has not been serviced, or if one’s home has not been serviced but the neighborhood has, then the Parish should be contacted at 337-394-2200 so that the contractor can be advised accordingly.

Also, in collecting the debris, these guidelines should continue to be followed:
• All yard waste (logs, plants, and tree branches) must be segregated from all other waste such as household waste, construction debris, and white goods which may have been damaged/destroyed by the storm.
• All debris should be placed on the edge of the property line so that it does not encroach upon any street/road or drainage lateral.
• Do not place any debris beneath any power or other utility lines.
• Do not mix storm debris with ordinary non-storm related debris.

11/12/2020

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announces that beginning November 17, 2020, a raised pavement marker replacement project will begin on Interstate 10 (Atchafalaya Basin Bridge).

The project will replace raised pavement markers from mile marker 117 (Westside of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge) to mile marker 126.4 (Saint Martin Parish Line).

The $160,500 project will include the removal and replacement of raised pavement markers in both the east and west bound travel lanes of the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge.

Work is estimated to take place Sunday through Thursday from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the following morning, as well as Friday and Saturday from 9:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. the following morning, weather permitting.

Construction work will be performed using a slow moving operation in one travel lane at a time, which may cause drivers to encounter delays.

There will be a 12-foot vehicle width restriction during work hours. Emergency vehicles will have access to this area, but may encounter delays.

The project is estimated for completion in December 2020.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with extreme caution through the construction site and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

St. Martin Parish Government offices are closed today, November 11, 2020, in observance of Veterans Day. Offices will re...
11/11/2020

St. Martin Parish Government offices are closed today, November 11, 2020, in observance of Veterans Day.

Offices will reopen Thursday, November 12.

11/10/2020

Butte La Rose Pontoon Bridge Re-Opening

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has just inspected the Pontoon Bridge in Butte La Rose and will allow the structure to be re-opened. St. Martin Parish Government public works employees have been dispatched to remove all barricades and related obstructions so that the bridge can re-open as soon as possible.

It is anticipated that the bridge will be open by 5:00 p.m. today.

11/10/2020
St. Martin Parish Government

This closure has been extended to include the following night:
Tuesday, November 10 at 8 p.m. until Wednesday, November 11 at 6 a.m., weather permitting.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced the I-10 westbound exit ramp at Exit 109 (Breaux Bridge) will be closed as follows, weather permitting:

• Sunday, November 8 at 8:00 p.m. until Monday, November 9 at 6:00 a.m.
• Monday, November 9 at 8:00 p.m. until Tuesday, November 10 at 6:00 a.m.

This closure is necessary to allow crews to restripe the roadway and swap traffic on the ramp.

The detour for WB traffic is to continue on I-10 westbound to Exit 104 (LA Avenue) then onto I-10 eastbound back to Exit 109 (Breaux Bridge).

Emergency vehicles will not have access to the area.

The $124.7 million I-10 widening project will involve widening a 7.11-mile section from I-49 to Breaux Bridge (State Project Number H.003003). The project will include pavement replacement within the existing lanes and the construction of one additional lane in each direction along I-10 from I-49 to LA 328 (Breaux Bridge).

The project began in May 2017 and is estimated for completion in March 2021.

11/10/2020
St. Martin Parish Government

This closure has been extended until Wednesday, November 11 at 6:00 a.m., weather permitting. Thank you for your patience.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced the outside lane of I-10 westbound from mile marker 109 (Breaux Bridge) to mile marker 107 (Bayou Teche Bridge) will be closed as follows, weather permitting:
• Saturday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m. until Sunday, November 8 at 6:00 a.m.
• Sunday, November 8 at 8:00 p.m. until Monday, November 9 at 6:00 a.m.

These closures are necessary to allow crews to restripe the roadway and swap traffic on the WB entrance ramp

The road will be open to regular traffic with no vehicle restrictions.

Emergency vehicles will have access to the area but may encounter delays. No detour.

The $124.7 million I-10 widening project will involve widening a 7.11-mile section from I-49 to Breaux Bridge (State Project Number H.003003). The project will include pavement replacement within the existing lanes and the construction of one additional lane in each direction along I-10 from I-49 to LA 328 (Breaux Bridge).

The project began in May 2017 and is estimated for completion in March 2021.

11/09/2020

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced I-10 eastbound and westbound on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge in St. Martin and Iberville Parishes will have alternating lane closures for a sweeping operation on the following nights.

• Wednesday, November 11 at 9 p.m. until Thursday, November 12 at 6 a.m., weather permitting.

• Thursday, November 12 at 9 p.m. until Friday, November 13 at 6 a.m., weather permitting.

All permit and oversize loads along with emergency vehicles will be allowed to pass.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds motorists to please drive with caution and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

11/06/2020

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced the I-10 westbound exit ramp at Exit 109 (Breaux Bridge) will be closed as follows, weather permitting:

• Sunday, November 8 at 8:00 p.m. until Monday, November 9 at 6:00 a.m.
• Monday, November 9 at 8:00 p.m. until Tuesday, November 10 at 6:00 a.m.

This closure is necessary to allow crews to restripe the roadway and swap traffic on the ramp.

The detour for WB traffic is to continue on I-10 westbound to Exit 104 (LA Avenue) then onto I-10 eastbound back to Exit 109 (Breaux Bridge).

Emergency vehicles will not have access to the area.

The $124.7 million I-10 widening project will involve widening a 7.11-mile section from I-49 to Breaux Bridge (State Project Number H.003003). The project will include pavement replacement within the existing lanes and the construction of one additional lane in each direction along I-10 from I-49 to LA 328 (Breaux Bridge).

The project began in May 2017 and is estimated for completion in March 2021.

11/06/2020

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced the I-10 westbound exit ramp at Exit 109 (Breaux Bridge) will be closed on Sunday, November 8 at 8:00 p.m. until Monday, November 9 at 6:00 a.m., weather permitting.

This closure is necessary to allow crews to restripe the roadway and swap traffic on the ramp.

The detour for WB traffic is to continue on I-10 westbound to Exit 104 (LA Avenue) then onto I-10 eastbound back to Exit 109 (Breaux Bridge).

Emergency vehicles will not have access to the area.

The $124.7 million I-10 widening project will involve widening a 7.11-mile section from I-49 to Breaux Bridge (State Project Number H.003003). The project will include pavement replacement within the existing lanes and the construction of one additional lane in each direction along I-10 from I-49 to LA 328 (Breaux Bridge).

The project began in May 2017 and is estimated for completion in March 2021.

11/06/2020
St. Martin Parish Government

UPDATE: This closure has been extended until Tuesday, November 10 at 6:00 a.m. Thank you for your patience.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced the outside lane of I-10 westbound from mile marker 109 (Breaux Bridge) to mile marker 107 (Bayou Teche Bridge) will be closed as follows, weather permitting:
• Saturday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m. until Sunday, November 8 at 6:00 a.m.
• Sunday, November 8 at 8:00 p.m. until Monday, November 9 at 6:00 a.m.

These closures are necessary to allow crews to restripe the roadway and swap traffic on the WB entrance ramp

The road will be open to regular traffic with no vehicle restrictions.

Emergency vehicles will have access to the area but may encounter delays. No detour.

The $124.7 million I-10 widening project will involve widening a 7.11-mile section from I-49 to Breaux Bridge (State Project Number H.003003). The project will include pavement replacement within the existing lanes and the construction of one additional lane in each direction along I-10 from I-49 to LA 328 (Breaux Bridge).

The project began in May 2017 and is estimated for completion in March 2021.

11/06/2020

PONTOON BRIDGE UPDATE

The Parish was just advised that the temporary repairs to the Pontoon Bridge in Butte La Rose have been completed. There needs to be some minor work done relative to the approaches. Also, the bridge must be inspected and approved for re-opening by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. This should occur early next week.

11/06/2020

DELTA STORM DEBRIS

The collection of storm debris generated from Hurricane Delta continues in St. Martin Parish. The work commenced on October 19, 2020. The storm debris collection is pursuant to what is referred to as “pre-positioned debris removal contract.” Storm debris is not a component of the standard waste disposal program of a parish or municipality. Therefore, a separate agreement for storm debris collection is necessary. Accordingly, St. Martin Parish Government has special contracts in place to cover storm debris collection after a severe weather event.

As of the afternoon of November 5, 2020, 24,426.45 cubic yards of debris had been collected since October 19th out of an estimated 40,000 cubic yards. Five trucks are being utilized by the contractor. Fortunately, the Parish has a special DEQ permit for a “burn site” which is located in the Parish and which is being utilized for the disposal of the debris.

Therefore, if one’s neighborhood has not be serviced, it should be in due course. If one’s home has not been serviced but the neighborhood has, then the Parish should be contacted at 337-394-2200 so that the contractor can be advised accordingly.

Storm debris collection is neither an easy task, nor one which can be accomplished quickly. It takes several weeks as we have previously informed the public.

Please note that the contractor is scheduled to make two passes throughout the Parish. Hence, if you have not collected your storm debris, please do so asap. Also, collecting the debris, these guidelines should be followed:
• All yard waste (logs, plants, and tree branches) must be segregated from all other waste such as household waste, construction debris, and white goods which may have been damaged/destroyed by the storm; and,
• All debris should be placed on the edge of the property line so that it does not encroach upon any street/road or drainage lateral. Do not place any debris beneath any power or other utility lines.

11/06/2020

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced the outside lane of I-10 westbound from mile marker 109 (Breaux Bridge) to mile marker 107 (Bayou Teche Bridge) will be closed as follows, weather permitting:
• Saturday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m. until Sunday, November 8 at 6:00 a.m.
• Sunday, November 8 at 8:00 p.m. until Monday, November 9 at 6:00 a.m.

These closures are necessary to allow crews to restripe the roadway and swap traffic on the WB entrance ramp

The road will be open to regular traffic with no vehicle restrictions.

Emergency vehicles will have access to the area but may encounter delays. No detour.

The $124.7 million I-10 widening project will involve widening a 7.11-mile section from I-49 to Breaux Bridge (State Project Number H.003003). The project will include pavement replacement within the existing lanes and the construction of one additional lane in each direction along I-10 from I-49 to LA 328 (Breaux Bridge).

The project began in May 2017 and is estimated for completion in March 2021.

11/06/2020

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced the I-10 westbound on ramp at Exit 109 (Breaux Bridge) will be closed Saturday, November 7 at 8:00 p.m. until Sunday, November 8 at 6:00 a.m., weather permitting.

This closure is necessary to allow crews to re-stripe the roadway and swap traffic on the ramp.

The detour for westbound traffic is to take I-10 eastbound to Exit 115 (Henderson) then onto I-10 westbound.

Emergency vehicles will not have access to the area.

The $124.7 million I-10 widening project will involve widening a 7.11-mile section from I-49 to Breaux Bridge (State Project Number H.003003). The project will include pavement replacement within the existing lanes and the construction of one additional lane in each direction along I-10 from I-49 to LA 328 (Breaux Bridge).

The project began in May 2017 and is estimated for completion in March 2021.

11/03/2020

DOTD announces that the outside lane of I-10 westbound from mile marker 110 to mile marker 109 (La. 328 – Breaux Bridge) will be closed on Tuesday, November 3, at 8 p.m. until Wednesday, November 4, at 6 a.m., weather permitting.

This emergency closure is necessary to allow crews to repair a damaged traffic impact attenuator.

The road will be open to regular traffic with no vehicle restrictions.

Emergency vehicles will have access to the area but may encounter delays.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

11/03/2020

DOTD announces that the I-10 westbound exit ramp at La. 328 (Breaux Bridge, Exit #109) will be closed on Tuesday, November 3, at 10 p.m. until Wednesday, November 4, at 6 a.m., weather permitting.

This emergency closure is necessary to allow crews to repair a damaged traffic impact attenuator.

The traffic detour is I-10 westbound to Exit 104 (Louisiana Ave.) then to I-10 eastbound to Exit 109 (La. 328).

Emergency vehicles will not have access to the area.

This work is related to the $124.7 million I-10 widening project that will involve widening a 7.11-mile section from I-49 to Breaux Bridge (State Project Number H.003003). The project will include pavement replacement within the existing lanes and the construction of one additional lane in each direction along I-10 from I-49 to La. 328 (Breaux Bridge).

The project began in May 2017 and is estimated for completion in spring 2021.

11/03/2020

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development has announced La. 96 (Terrace Highway) between Duchamp Road and 0.25 miles east of Duchamp Road will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning Thursday, November 5, at 5 a.m. until Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 5 p.m., weather permitting.

The closure is necessary to allow crews to install new drainage structures crossing under La. 96.

The detour for eastbound traffic will be La. 182 (Old Spanish Trail Highway) east to La. 92 (Smede Highway), east to La. 31 (Main Highway) and north to La. 96 (Terrace Highway).

The detour for westbound traffic will be La. 31 (Main Highway) south to La. 92 (Smede Highway), west to La. 182 (Old Spanish Trail Highway), and west to La. 96 (Terrace Highway).

Emergency vehicles will not have access to the area.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution and be on the lookout for work crews and their equipment.

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301 West Port Street
Saint Martinville, LA
70582

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Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(337) 394-2200

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