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Public Works

Our Mission

The Public Works Department provides a quality environment for the Terrebonne Parish and ensures that the Parish's roadways, drainage, streets, and bridge infrastructure are safe and clean. Specific areas under the Department of Public Works include:

  • engineering services for all departments and agencies (except those provided by Utilities)
  • supervision of all contract construction work (except those provided by Utilities)
  • maintenance of parish government property
  • mapping and surveying (except those provided by Planning and Zoning)
  • construction and maintenance performed by the Parish Government of roads, sidewalks, bridges, and drainage facilities
  • traffic engineering
  • operation of a central facility for the repair and maintenance of Parish Government vehicles and equipment

Public Works is divided into the following divisions:

Our Staff

Laura Benoit, Executive Secretary (985) 873-6735
Joseph Cehan, Operations Manager of Fleet, Forced Drainage, and Gravity Drainage (985) 873-6710
Scotty Dryden, Operations Manager of Pollution Control and Roads & Bridges (985) 873-6727