The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is alerting anyone needing access to Sherburne Wildlife Management Area’s South Farm from I-10 that a detour from the normal route to that area is now in effect.
The Levee Access Road bridge over the borrow pit is being replaced by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and will not be available until the anticipated reopening in May of 2014.
Until the bridge replacement is complete, Sherburne’s South Farm access from the Ramah exit on I-10 will be as follows: From the I-10 Ramah exit, drive north on Hwy. 76, traveling 5.2 miles to Musson Lane; then turn left on Musson Lane, travel 1.1 miles to East Guide Levee Road; turn left again and travel south 3.5 miles to the South Farm check station.
Sherburne WMA is located within the Morganza Floodway portion of the Atchafalaya Basin, between the Atchafalaya River and the East Protection Levee, in Pointe Coupee, St. Martin and Iberville parishes. The WMA is accessible from US Hwy. 190 and I-10.
For more information, contact Tony Vidrine or Johnathan Bordelon in the Wildlife Division’s Opelousas field office at 337-948-0255.