Saltwater Barrier to operate longer during holiday weekend

By By John Guidroz / American Press

The Calcasieu River Saltwater Barrier will be open later during the Fourth of July weekend, District 14 Calcasieu Parish Police Juror Hal McMillin said Tuesday.

The barrier will be open from 7 a.m.-midnight for the Fourth of July holiday.

Here is the schedule for the rest of the weekend:

• Friday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

• Saturday: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

• Sunday: 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

The barrier’s current service hours are 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

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For more on the effort by local officials to change the operating hours of the Calcasieu River Saltwater Barrier, read Wednesday’s edition of the American Press.