Sasol contracted Barriere to complete a $37 million project to reconstruct a 2.5-mile roadway to allow for large prefabricated modules to be transported from the construction dock to the Lake Charles Chemical Project Plant Site in Westlake, LA. The improvements made by Barriere ensure a safe and long-lasting foundation for heavy hauls and the community of Westlake.
Barriere safely and efficiently upgraded 2.83 miles of drainage, installed rotating traffic signals (the first of their kind in Louisiana), created additional turning lanes, and raised electrical poles while collaborating with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office, City of Westlake, Port of Lake Charles, and Sasol.
Barriere encountered 32 unknown or unmarked underground utilities during construction. The team proactively overcame these challenges through prompt reporting and working with stakeholders to achieve timely resolution and help move the project forward. They conducted weekly “Front Line Charge” meetings with all supervisors to review the prior week’s safety, quality, and production results and plans for the next week. Barriere also stayed connected to the community by submitting weekly and daily traffic control forecasts to ensure that the traveling public was aware of planned road and lane closures in advance.