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ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH – The 2015 Backpack Extravaganza, spearheaded by Eliza Eugene with Blessed to be a Blessing and Marathon Petroleum as the title sponsor and assistance from Parish President Natalie Robottom, the Parish Council, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and various other elected officials and agencies, was the largest since its inception. More than 500 parish students attended the annual event held at REGALA Gym in Reserve on Saturday, July 25 in preparation for the upcoming school year.

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Road Construction

8/3 - 8/4 - CN Railroad Crossing Closure: Central Ave.

 CN Railroad Crossing Closure: Central Ave.

Please use an alternate route. Emergency responders have developed alternate plans for response.

Greenwood Dr. Closure

Fleming Construction is currently working on the Lift Station Rehabilitation Project throughout the Parish. Beginning Monday, July 27, 2015, crews will be working on the lift station on Greenwood Dr. in LaPlace for an estimated time of four- five weeks.

During construction, Greenwood from W. Frisco to Madewood Dr. will be closed to through traffic. Motorists should detour Madewood to Kenilworth, Kenilworth to W. Frisco  and W. Frisco back to Greenwood.

Residents with driveways in the affected closure area have been notified of the upcoming work and will have access to their homes during this time. Local traffic will be allowed. Residents should also expect noise during the project between the hours of 7 am – 5 pm as they will have heavy equipment working in the area.

The contractor has placed signs in the area to help detour motorists. We will remain in contact with the contractor and Utilities Department in the event other interruptions or concerns arise.