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Brand-New Belle Cove Road in Carlyss Now Open
Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and Tellurian Inc. officials held a ribbon cutting on Monday, April 8, to celebrate the completion of Belle Cove Road, a brand-new road located off LA 27 in Carlyss.
The $1.5 million project, funded by Tellurian Inc. and designed and built in collaboration with the Police Jury, will provide residents an alternative route to enter and exit their neighborhood off of LA 27.
The road project is the result of numerous meetings between the Police Jury, Tellurian and Carlyss residents over the past two years. At these meetings, residents requested a separate access road for their neighborhood.
“Tellurian expects to bring significant economic benefits to Southwest Louisiana for decades to come,” said Jason French, Tellurian Vice-President of Government and Public Affairs, “and from the start we want to be a good neighbor listening to and proactively addressing resident’s concerns such as construction traffic.”
“This is a great example of collaboration,” said District 12 Police Juror Judd Bares. “I commend the residents for their patience and their input. It really mattered. The people from Tellurian really stepped up to the plate to make this happen. It was a great team effort.”
The Police Jury approved Tellurian’s donation of Belle Cove Road at its April 4 meeting. The Parish will now incorporate the road and will assume its maintenance and upkeep.
Hunt, Guillot and Associates (HGA) served as project engineer and McManus Construction served as contractor. Both are local businesses.
Construction of Belle Cove Road began in October of 2018. Tellurian anticipates being able to start construction on Driftwood LNG in 2019, pending federal regulatory approval.