Work is expected to begin in spring on construction of a sand dune barrier designed to protect Port Fourchon.
The Courier reports the Greater Lafourche Port Commission has approved a $3 million bid to build about a mile of dunes along the beach.
The dunes will be built up to a height of 10 feet and will be made of a textile tube core filled with slurry to form a solid base that can't be easily washed away by storm surge.
The construction bid was awarded to New Orleans-based Hamp's Construction.
The bid was nearly $1 million under budget, port director Chett Chiasson said.