Sasol launches text notification system for construction-related updates

Published: Mar. 16, 2015 at 2:54 PM CDT|Updated: May. 15, 2015 at 10:54 AM CDT
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SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA (KPLC) - Sasol on Monday launched a text messaging system to provide real-time construction-related updates to Southwest Louisiana residents.

SasolTEXT allows residents to receive notifications about road reroutes, lane closures, heavy equipment and module transports related to construction of Sasol's ethane cracker project in Westlake. Notifications will also be posted


"We are working closely with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and local emergency responders, police and fire chiefs to ensure our efforts are both safe and efficient," said Sasol manager of public affairs Mike Hayes. "We encourage residents to sign up for these notifications. Be safe by being informed."

Off-site construction efforts currently underway include preparing for roadway improvements along the project heavy haul route, which Sasol and its contractors will use to transport large modules, and other heavy equipment from a construction dock off of Sulphur Avenue to Sasol's project site.

Sasol said it will widen and strengthen existing roads on the route to accommodate the modules and equipment. Utilities, signage and traffic signals have been relocated where necessary, and road preparations are expected to begin soon.

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