DOTD announces completion of hurricane debris removal in Jefferson Davis Parish
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 11:56:49 AM
DOTD announces completion of hurricane debris removal in Jefferson Davis Parish

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

Initial debris removal began on September 1, 2020 for Jefferson Davis Parish, after impacts from Hurricane Laura, with debris removal continuing following impacts from Hurricane Delta. With a completion date of March 10, 2021, a total of 105,644 cubic yards of hurricane debris was removed from Jefferson Davis Parish.

The final debris removal passes are still ongoing throughout the Southwest region, which includes Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, and Cameron parishes. To date, contractors have removed a total of 2.1 million cubic yards of debris in Southwest Louisiana. A total of 3.2 million cubic yards of hurricane debris has been removed statewide. As a reminder, any debris placed on state roadways after the final pass has begun or after final completion will have to be removed through normal means and will not be removed by state contractors.

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.