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The Port of New Orleans remains continues working with our neighbors. We strive to design a project that brings opportunity for St. Bernard families and businesses and protects the local quality of life.

We Want to Hear From You!

We encourage you to stay engaged throughout the permitting, design, and construction process. Subscribe to receive our email updates below, stop by our Community Connection Office in Violet, and participate in the upcoming public comment periods. Our Project Timeline will keep you updated on the next formal public input opportunities, and you can learn more about the federal permitting process here

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Violet Community Connection Office Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Community Connection Office
6201A E. St. Bernard Highway
Violet, Louisiana

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
9 am - 4:30 pm
Or by appointment

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Call: 504-528-3227


Community Advisory Councils

The Port of New Orleans hosts two Community Advisory Councils (CACs) that meet regularly. The meetings involve project updates, discussions about terminal-related subjects, and opportunities for members to provide feedback and insight. One CAC consists of Violet residents and community leaders. The other consists of community and business leaders from throughout St. Bernard Parish. CAC members were nominated by community and local government leaders.

If you’re interested in joining one of the Community Advisory Councils, please visit our Community Connection Office in Violet.

St. Bernard Parish Community Advisory Council

Violet Community Advisory Council

Recent Updates


Port NOLA Recognizes Senator Kennedy for Ongoing Support of Infrastructure Development in St. Bernard Parish

The St. Bernard Transportation Corridor, a long-needed roadway for St. Bernard parish taht will connect the new $1.8 billion Louisiana International Terminal (LIT) to the interstate system, will receive $15 million in federal funding as part of the recently passed Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD) Act for 2024.

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RPC's Lower St. Bernard Parish, LA Roadway Network & Resilience Study

Currently, the Regional Planning Commission is conducting the initial study that will begin the transportation development process. Their feasibility study will formally document the need for the St. Bernard Transportation Corridor, along with other transportation improvements, and will determine its alignment. 

RPC has kicked off their outreach portion of the study and are encouraging people to visit their project page to learn more about the study and how to get involved. This is the first of many steps in the RPC's project outreach plan and early feedback will support initial community engagement and transportation project scoping efforts.

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Port NOLA Announces $226 Million Landmark Grant Award for the Louisiana International Terminal Project

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) today announced that it has been awarded an additional $226,220,195 million in federal grant dollars to assist in building the Louisiana International Terminal (LIT), which will create thousands of jobs, drive the economy and position Louisiana as the premier international Gulf gateway.

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Port of New Orleans Response to “Critical Development Issues Overview Report”

The “Critical Development Issues Overview Report” commissioned by St. Bernard Parish Government is a contradictory attempt to call into question the legitimacy of years of due diligence and planning conducted by global maritime leaders, the Port of New Orleans, the Port of St. Bernard, Louisiana State leadership and federal administrators on the Louisiana International Terminal project.

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Port NOLA Awarded $73.77 Million is U.S. DOT Grant for Louisiana International Terminal 

The Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) will receive $73.77 million from the federal government to assist in building the Louisiana International Terminal (LIT) project, which will provide an efficient gateway for the movement of cargo on the Mississippi River and the inland waterways of the United States. 

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