St John Parish Road Closures

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August 12, 2016
UPDATE:  PROJECT not complete by Aug 3rd due to Weather and Rain
West 10th St. Project Update:

• KCS to US 61 Portion: Base and concrete curb complete, asphalt paving starts today and expected to be complete on Wednesday Aug 3. Striping will be done on Thursday and this section will be opened to traffic on Thurs. or Friday this week.

• LA 44 to CN Railroad: will be closed once the KCS to US 61 section is opened. Nearly all of the subsurface drainage has been installed so this work item will probably be finished at the end of next week. This section will probably be opened by the end of September, weather permitting.

Road Closure: W 10th St. Closed beginning June 22, 2015 for approx 1 year


ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD) in coordination with Durr Heavy Construction will be performing sub-surface drainage and road extension work on W 10th St. (LA 637) in Reserve for the next year beginning on June 22, 2015. The work is associated with DOTD's LA 637 widening project. 


The contractor will begin construction at Airline Hwy (US 61) and work south toward River Road (Hwy 44) on W 10th St., weather permitting. Beginning June 22, W. 10th St. will be closed to through traffic at the intersection of Airline; however, additional closures will occur at different locations throughout the year. Local traffic will be maintained at detour points. All residents and commerce located on W 10th St. will have access to their homes and businesses using alternate routes.


The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD) and the contractor will be posting detour and road closure signs to notify motorists of alternative routes. Flagmen will also assist with routing motorists to proper detour locations.


The Communications Department will notify businesses and residents in the area of the work in advance and remain in contact throughout construction. In an effort to continue daily services and safety, emergency responders and garbage collection are aware of the construction and have made necessary contingency plans.


Motorists are encouraged to use the alternate routes that are advertised in an effort to control traffic on local roads. More information on the specific location of closures will be released once construction begins. Road closure information will also be posted on the St. John Parish website at, government access channel (15/99) and social media pages.






St John the Baptist Parish
Sheriff's Office

1801 West Airline Hwy.
LaPlace, Louisiana 70068

Phone (985) 652-9513
Emergency 911



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