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Mississippi River Control Structures Drive

June 29 All day

Morganza Floodway | Mardi Gras Miata Club
Morganza Floodway

Details: Meet at the Iberville Parish Visitors Center at Grosse Tete just North of I-10 at 10:15AM, Saturday, June 29th.
Leave the Visitors Center at 10:35AM and travel North on Hwy 77 to Rosedale and on to Maringouin, then North on HWY 977 to Valverda. Turn Right onto HWY 77 through Livonia and Fordoche to Hwy 10 to Morganza. If allowed, we will drive North on Hwy 1 crossing the Morganza Floodway . Parking along the Floodway is prohibited at this time (May 29th) and probably will be through June. We will then turn Right onto HWY 15 heading North to the Old River Control Structures (parking restricted in those areas also) . After viewing whatever is allowed, we will head South on Hwy 15 and turn Right onto HWY 418. Then we will turn Right onto HWY 1 and proceed to the Family Grill (318-941-2826) in Simmesport for Lunch.—16537 HWY 1. After lunch , options for the BR, NOLA and North Shore and other Easterners include heading South on HWY 1 to the Audubon Bridge on HWY 10, the US 190 Bridge or, (not recommended), I-10 Bridge to head to destinations East. For the Acadiana Krewe and anyone else that wants to, we will head West on HWY 1 and then turn Left onto Hwy 1183 to Hwy 105. From there we will head South on Hwy 105 , possibly making an optional stop at Canatella’s in Melville before heading to Krotz Springs and turning West onto Hwy 190 for Western destinations. The latter route can also be used for Eastern destinations with the caveat that you have to turn East on Hwy 190 at Krotz Springs. I expect hot weather and possibly restricted access to some roads in the area. We may have to make adjustments on the route. Let me know if you are planning to attend by registering for the event. It could be a very interesting trip.

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Bill Davis Tom lay Michael McDermott Jake Miller Charles Marquette Joe Bourg
Dee LeBlanc Robert Frischhertz Marvin Gagnard David Mills Troy Genovese Scott Cannon

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11 Responses to “Mississippi River Control Structures Drive

  • JoeBourg
    1 year ago

    How do I delete a comment that is no longer needed? Thanks.

    • Ben Mathews
      1 year ago

      Joe: Let me know which comment you want deleted.

  • Joe Bourg
    1 year ago

    Ben, the comment right above my question is no longer needed. Also noticed that there is no “Register” box for members to click on for the June 29th event. Thanks for all you are doing.
    Joe

    • Ben Mathews
      1 year ago

      Joe, I deleted the redundant comment and added the Registration button.

      Thanks!

      Ben

  • JoeBourg
    1 year ago

    Thank you. This website is much better than the Facebook pages.

  • Scott Cannon
    1 year ago

    Will the Northshore and Baton Rouge folks be meeting at the Target shopping center for the trip to meet up with the Lafayette folks? What time should we leave Baton Rouge?

  • Joe Bourg
    1 year ago

    Suggest leaving Target on Millerville Road by 9:45 AM to get to the Iberville Tourist Center in Grosse Tete by 10:15AM. It is about 25 miles West of Millerville Road.

  • Joe Bourg
    1 year ago

    Acadiana Krewe should LEAVE the Lafayette Visitors Center on the Evangeline Thruway by 9:30AM to meet the other Krewes at the Iberville Tourist Center by 10:15AM. Hopefully no traffic issues on I-10……

  • Joe Bourg
    1 year ago

    14 Miatas and 20 people participated in the event. No rain and only a few bugs.

  • JakeMiller
    1 year ago

    That was a fantastic drive. It is amazing how little is holding so much back. And the food and company was great. Thanks Joe.

    • Joe Bourg
      1 year ago

      Thank you Jake for helping me navigate the backroads several months ago when we thought about this trip as a possibility for the Club. I eliminated some of the roads in poor condition, but could not avoid a few with some ‘pavement problems’.

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