In order to avoid as much impact as possible to existing development and natural communities, the proposed alignments are planned to be constructed in the margins between existing residential, commercial and industrial development and the forested wetlands which lie beyond them. Areas previously affected by pipeline and utility corridors were closely paralleled when possible to minimize habitat fragmentation. In these areas, wetland functions are already somewhat degraded due to proximity impacts to existing development. In regard to community impact, all alternates have a large number of displacements which occur at the following locations:

  • Along Random Oaks, Live Oak and Maple Drives off LA 1 south of Plaquemine
  • At the proposed LA 30 Interchange

Starting Point

Begin at Mississippi River Mile 203, south of Plaquemine.

Ending Point

End on highway LA 30 in St. Gabriel in Iberville Parish.