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Barnes, James

James Barnes
  • Departments:Public Works
  • Divisions:DPW_Admin
  • Title:Public Works Director
  • Phone:(985) 537-7621
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The mission of the Department of Public Works is to provide essential services to the residents of Lafourche Parish in a prompt, courteous, safe, efficient and cost-effective manner. Public Works, through its dedicated employees, strives to plan, design, maintain, and operate public infrastructure in a manner that respects the environment and provides the best possible streets and roadways, storm drainage, and bridge infrastructure to ensure the safety and security of parish residents and their properties.

Specific areas under the Department of Public Works include: Parish wide Operations, Drainage, Pump Stations, Levees, Streets, Roads and Bridges, Solid Waste, Sanitation, Street Lights, Compliance, Right of Ways, Public Facilities, Engineering and Capital Improvements, and Fleet Maintenance. 

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