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Bayou Chene Floodgate Closed For Next Phase Of Construction

Sheriff Blaise Smith advises the public that the Bayou Chene Floodgate project is currently closed in order to bring in some large barges and equipment for the next phase of their construction next week.
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To prevent any hazards to navigation, the Bayou Chene floodgate, and one mile to the north and south of it will be closed through 7:00 pm Sunday, December 13, 2020.

In addition to the Bayou Chene Floodgate closure this weekend, the floodgate will be closed nightly from 7 pm-7 am December 14th-23rd. The Bayou Boeuf Lock repairs remain ongoing M-TH 7 am-7 pm, so it will be open during the floodgate closure.

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