Market Access & Infrastucture

Market Access & Infrastucture 2018-08-14T11:09:40+00:00

 Access & Infrastructure

Rail Transporation

RAIL LOGIX, LACASSINE

Coming Soon

The state-of-the-art Rail Logix Lacassine Industrial Park will accommodate 800 Rail Cars (expandable to 2,350+) with more than 250 Rail Car Spots of Interchange Track. The Lacassine Industrial Park is the first of its kind in Southwest Louisiana. Download Rail Logix Lacassine Complex Concept Drawing.

 Air

Transportation

Commercial Airport

The nearest commercial aviation facility is the Lake Charles Regional Airport, 35 miles from the center of Jefferson Davis Parish. It offers air transportation by American Airlines and United Airlines. One and two-stop service is available to most major domestic destinations. The Jennings Airport, with a 5,000-foot runway, and the Welsh Airport, with a 3,000-foot runway, are both located within the parish.

Water Transportation

Cargo Export and Import

Inland Waterways

Cargo can be delivered and exported via the Intracoastal Waterway and the Mermentau River. Lake Arthur offers another inland water access for the parish.

Shallow Draft Access

The Port of Mermentau, is a 9-ft deep port located 5 miles from Jennings.

Deepwater Ports

The Port of Lake Charles, with a 40-foot depth and 400-foot width is located 25 miles from the Lacassine Industrial Park.

 Auto & Rail

Transporation

Highways

The main transportation arteries through Jefferson Davis Parish are Interstate 10, U.S. Highways 90, 165, and 190, and numerous Louisiana state highways. The state highways are eight in all: 14, 26, 99, 101, 102, 380, 382, and 395. These highways make the parish’s communities easily accessible to each other and provide an extensive network for all ground transportation needs.

Freight Rail

Three railroad companies serve the two main-line communities of Jefferson Davis Parish: Union Pacific Railway, BNSF, and Southern Pacific Railway. There are numerous sites across the parish and in separate townships with railroad access.  The Lacassine Industrial Park has two-mile-long rail spurs.

Distance to Major Cities

In Miles from Center of Parish

  • Atlanta, GA – 625 miles

  • Birmingham, AL – 516 miles

  • Chicago, IL – 1,032 miles

  • Cincinnati, OH – 983 miles

  • Dallas, TX – 391 miles

  • Houston, TX – 179 miles

  • Kansas City, MO – 789 miles

  • Memphis, TN – 493 miles

  • Minneapolis, MN – 1,229 miles

  • Nashville, TN – 704 miles

  • New Orleans, LA – 174 miles

  • St. Louis, MO – 787 miles

Electric Power & Fuel

Powering Our Parish

Jeff Davis Electric Co-op Inc.

JDEC, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, is dedicated to serving its 7,000 members/owners who live and work in Allen, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis and Vermilion parishes.
jdec.org

Entergy

Entergy Corporation is Louisiana’s largest power supplier with operating companies Entergy Gulf States, Entergy Louisiana and Entergy New Orleans providing electric energy to 1.1 million customers. Through its operating companies, Entergy serves 59 of the state’s 64 parishes (counties). Entergy is the leading electric energy supplier to the Middle South, a region comprised of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and east Texas.
entergy.com

Water & Sewerage

The water sources for the different parish cities and townships are provided by the individual cities, towns and villages of the parish. Each municipality maintains its own separate sewage system, all of which are also responsible for standard water treatment and purification procedures.

Solid Waste

Jefferson Davis Parish has three separate companies that provide solid waste disposal to all urban areas. Dillon Disposal, Progressive Waste, and Browning Ferris Industries (B.F.I.) serve the parish communities. Jeff Davis Parish owns a regional solid waste disposal facility which offers the possibility of a supply of raw materials necessary for use in the secondary re-manufacturing market.

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Jeff Davis Parish14 hours ago
CADA's annual "Taste N Tell" event is coming up! #jeffdavisparish
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The Gator Chateau and the Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission are looking for part time workers. Perfect for a retired person or college student. MUST be able to work with baby gators and interact with tourist. Work required Saturdays. No phone calls accepted or inbox messages. Applications available to pick up at the I-10 Park Tourist office in Jennings, Mon-Fri 8:30a-5p.
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Jeff Davis Parish2 days ago
Event Registration forms are ready!!!! http://ow.ly/9cBv30l9D6T
Visit the website to download and get in today!!
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Jeff Davis Parish2 days ago
Mark your calendar for another great event unique to JDP! 'Old Time Rice Threshing', Saturday, October 13th, in Welsh!
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Jeff Davis Parish2 days ago
Coming up! Here is the link to the JDP Fair catalog
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Jeff Davis Parish3 days ago
11th Annual "Last Resort" custom car, truck, & bike show at the I-10 Park in Jennings October 19-21! #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana #lastresort

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CADA's annual "Taste N Tell" event is coming up! #jeffdavisparish https://t.co/vuP9hyqLDJ JeffDavisParish photo
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Event Registration forms are ready!!!! https://t.co/yCXNL8esDT
Visit the website to download and get in today!! https://t.co/prdT6qPSCv
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11th Annual "Last Resort" custom car, truck, & bike show at the I-10 Park in Jennings October 19-21! #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana #lastresort https://t.co/ArsDUgMFTX JeffDavisParish photo
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Great event for the Welsh Museum coming up! #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana #feedyoursoul https://t.co/gjf3PaUPxe JeffDavisParish photo
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11th Annual "Last Resort" custom car, truck, & bike show at the I-10 Park in Jennings October 19-21! #jeffdavisparish #onlylouisiana #lastresort

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Official Instagram of the Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission. Come Hold a baby gator! Share your images with us at #jeffdavisparish http://www.jeffdavis.org/
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