DOTD announces completion of hurricane debris removal in Beauregard Parish
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 8:47:04 AM
DOTD announces completion of hurricane debris removal in Beauregard Parish

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces that hurricane debris removal along state right-of-way in Beauregard Parish is complete.

Initial debris removal began on August 31, 2020, for Beauregard Parish, after impacts from Hurricane Laura, with debris removal continuing following impacts from Hurricane Delta. A total of 386,317 cubic yards of hurricane debris was removed.

The final debris removal pass is still ongoing in Calcasieu Parish. DOTD previously announced the completion of debris removal in Allen, Cameron and Jefferson Davis Parishes. To date, contractors have removed a total of 2.1 million cubic yards of debris in Southwest Louisiana, which includes Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis Parishes. A total of 3.3 million cubic yards of hurricane debris has been removed statewide.

As the final debris pass concludes in Calcasieu Parish, DOTD advises residents to stop placing debris in state right-of-way. Any new debris placed on state roadways after the start of the final passes will have to be removed through normal means and will not be removed by state contractors. All other solid waste should be handled through the normal means of disposal.

DOTD would like to remind citizens of the following important tips for assisting the debris removal process.
  • State contractors are only able to remove debris from state right-of-way.
  • Dark colored bagged debris will not be removed.
  • Please do not put debris on power lines, fire hydrants, utility stub outs or anything that would hinder the claw that grabs the debris.
Citizens may check for the latest statistical information, debris routes where there has been a pass, and where planned debris pickup is scheduled.