DOTD provides update on debris removal in Southwest Region (District 07)
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 at 10:08:56 AM
DOTD provides update on debris removal in southwest region (District 07)

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announces the final pass for debris removal in Allen and Jefferson Davis Parishes along with the lower portions of Cameron Parish is expected to be complete on December 23, 2020. Lower Cameron Parish includes the communities of Johnsons Bayou, Holly Beach, Cameron, Creole, Oak Grove, and Grand Chenier.

Final pass for Beauregard Parish, Calcasieu Parish and upper portions of Cameron Parish is anticipated to be complete on January 31, 2021. Communities located in upper Cameron Parish include Hackberry, Big Lake, Grand Lake, and Sweetlake.

DOTD contractor crews have removed nearly 1.5 million cubic yards of debris from state maintained routes in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis Parishes. Statewide, crews have removed more than 2.4 million cubic yards of debris from state right-of-way.

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.