Causeway Commission

Everything from maintenance and construction to enforcement of safety laws falls under the responsibility of the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission, commonly referred to as “The Causeway Commission.” The Commission is the controlling body of the Causeway and is composed of five commissioners from Jefferson and St. Tammany parishes.

Commission Members

Patrick W. Fitzmorris, Chairman
Joy Zainey, Vice-Chair
Donald Sharp, Secretary
James A. “Red” Thompson, Member
Wanda Theriot, Member

Commission Meeting Notice

The Regular Meeting of the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission is tentatively scheduled on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 10 am via video conferencing.

Pursuant to the emergency proclamation, the Greater New Orleans Expressway hereby certifies that without the use of teleconferencing or video conferences it will otherwise be unable to operate due to quorum requirements. Therefore, during pendency of this emergency, the GNOEC will meet by teleconferencing and will make all efforts to provide for observation and input from the public. A link to this meeting will be sent out by email next week.

Public comment is limited to those items on the Agenda. Each member of the public wishing to comment on an Agenda item is limited to 3 minutes.

The official agenda will be posted 72 hours before the scheduled meeting, but no less than 24 hours. Any person wishing to have an item considered for inclusion on a future Agenda must submit a request in writing to the Commission at at least 72 hours before a scheduled meeting. Please contact us by phone (504-835-3118) for more information.

In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance, please send an email to or contact the number listed above and describe the assistance that is necessary. Thank you.