St John Parish Press Releases

Supporting Our Injured Firefighters

September 23, 2016

This Saturday, September 24, a fundraiser “Supporting our Brother Firefighters, the Spencer Way” will be held for St. John Firefighters, Nick Saale and Mack Beal, who were injured in the line of duty on the morning of August 28, 2016. - READ

Updates

Pin Oak Terminals announces new 70-job storage terminal in Mount Airy - See more at: http://www.lobservateur.com/2015/10/21/pin-oak-terminals-announces-new-70-job-storage-terminal-in-mount-airy/#sthash.qnKRRUwD.dpufPin Oak Terminals announces new 70-job storage terminal in Mount Airy - See more at: http://www.lobservateur.com/2015/10/21/pin-oak-terminals-announces-new-70-job-storage-terminal-in-mount-airy/#sthash.qnKRRUwD.dpuf
Pin Oak Terminals announces new 70-job storage terminal in Mount Airy - See more at: http://www.lobservateur.com/2015/10/21/pin-oak-terminals-announces-new-70-job-storage-terminal-in-mount-airy/#sthash.qnKRRUwD.dpuf
Pin Oak Terminals announces new 70-job storage terminal in Mount Airy - See more at: http://www.lobservateur.com/2015/10/21/pin-oak-terminals-announces-new-70-job-storage-terminal-in-mount-airy/#sthash.qnKRRUwD.dpuHEAV
Krystal Burger expanding into LaPlace
Krystal Burger expanding into LaPlace
Krystal Burger expanding into LaPlace
 
Andouille Festival Survey
$14.5M invested in water system upgradesAn
West Bank sidewalk refurbishments plannedM

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS SURVEY: St. John Parish will join parishes across South Louisiana, LSU and the Governor’s Office  of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) in reaching out to residents beginning in August to conduct a hurricane preparedness survey.

The phone survey, which will come entirely through LSU, will consist of questions about individual preparedness plans and will be conducted in the months of August, September and October.

Feedback from the survey will be used to gauge whether south Louisiana residents are taking the correct protective measures in preparation for a storm and will be used to help state and local officials better coordinate preparedness activities.

 

A host of government officials from St. John the Baptist Parish and Tangipahoa, including St. John Parish President Natalie Robottom, were on hand to mark the occasion, along with several project organizers.

“We’ve been working to build up the Frenier area for a while now to allow for all types of activities,” Robottom said. “We want to try to make it a safer place for people to walk, to run, to ride bikes. The signage is a big first step.”

- See more at: http://www.lobservateur.com/2016/01/16/st-john-clearing-path-for-bicyclists/#sthash.bFseOGV9.dpufhttps://www.epa.gov/la/laplace-st-john-baptist-parish-louisiana

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Road Construction

The Fairway Drive bridge repair project is scheduled to begin Tuesday, September 6, 2016 and should be completed within 6 months.

During construction, Fairway Bridge, located between Longwood Ct. and Ridgefield Dr./Country Club Dr. in LaPlace will be closed to through traffic. Residents and all motorists are asked to use alternate routes and be on the lookout for work crews and equipment. Signage will be in place to help assist motorists.
 
All emergency personnel, including the fire department, police department, and emergency medical services will be advised of the repair schedule to develop alternate plans for emergency response.
 
The project is being constructed by Sealevel Construction at a cost of $540,621.00 funded through the 2014 Bond Issue. Improvements will consist of the installation of new concrete pilings and replacement of the old bridge with a new bridge and hand rails. Bridge repairs on Woodland Dr. will also begin soon and more information will be released at this time.

Westbound I-10 at the Bonnet Carre Spillway, ¼ mile before I-55, alternating lane closures on Monday, September 26 until Wednesday, September 28 from 8:00 pm until 6:00 am each night (ending 6:00 am Wednesday morning) for the installation of
long-term lane shifts. The lane shifts will allow for the construction of DMS foundations.

This work is subject to change due to weather conditions.

DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the construction zone and be alert for work crews and their equipment.