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

Wanda L. Theriot, Chair
Joy H. Zainey, Vice-Chair
James A. “Red” Thompson II, Treasurer
Gary Cooper, Secretary
Evans Spiceland, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer

Commission Meeting Notice

The GNOEC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at 10 am has been postponedIt has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 8, 2021, at 10 am via video/teleconference. The official agenda will be posted 72 hours before the scheduled meeting, but no less than 24 hours. 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.

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 the 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 the week before.

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 refer to the Causeway Commission tab on our website ( or contact us by phone (504-835-3118) for more information.

In accordance with the Americans 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!