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Jefferson, Louisiana is a diverse community sprawling the southern shoreof Lake Pontchartrain and ending sixty miles later on the beaches of the Gulf of  Mexico.  Nestled next to our famous neighbor, New Orleans, Jefferson offers a vibrant night life, as well as the quiet serenity of anature walk. Our communities are comprised of modern high rises, historic homes, fishing piers, Mississippi River views, marsh land, contemporary and oldworld restaurants, flourishing industrial parks, and family-friendly green spaces.

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grand isle welcome

gretna

City of Harahan
Harahan School  Harahan Marker

Kenner Laketown

Lafitte Ad

Westwego farmers market


 

 

visit louisiana coast
Jefferson Parish is a diverse community with a thriving
Coastal Region!  Please visit the Louisiana Tourism Coastal Coalition site, VisitLouisianaCoast.com to for additional information on Jefferson Parish and the coast of Louisiana.

 

 Causeway Bridge Logo

Causeway Bridge 2013

A resolution passed November 6, 2013 commending and congratulating the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge as being designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers (Parishwide). The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge will join fewer than 250 other landmarks around the world with such a designation including the Eiffel Tower, the Panama Canal and the United States Capitol Building. 

The Causeway Spans 24 miles and is the longest bridge over water in the world. The bridge's parallel spans are made of pre­stressed panels supported by over 9,000 concrete pilings. The first span opened to the public in 1956, the second in 1969. The result was one ­way driving safety on straight, two­ lane railed surfaces 80 ­feet apart connected by seven crossovers that function as pull­over areas for auto emergencies.An estimated 40,000 cars cross the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge each weekday as it is the connection of Greater New Orleans' south shore and north shore communities.

 



Blue Star Memorial Highways


Lafitte & Metairie

Leo Kerner/Lafitte Parkway on Highway 3134 in Jefferson Parish, between the intersection of Barataria Boulevard and the Jean Lafitte Tourist Information Center is named a Blue Star Memorial Highway!

Transcontinental Drive between W. Napoleon Avenue and W. Metairie Avenue is also named a Blue Star Memorial Highway!

The median along Veterans Memorial Boulevard at the intersection of Causeway Boulevard now has the Blue Star Memorial Placard near the Purple Heart Monument
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