St John Parish Press Releases

Entrepreneurs Graduate from FastTrac Program

December 5, 2016

On Monday, November 28, fifteen participants graduated from the fall 2016 Kauffman Foundation FastTrac Entrepreneurial Training Program. - READ

Updates

PUBLIC NOTICE. The Laplace Utilities Office drive- thru  window located at the service center at 102 East Airline Hwy., LaPlace is temporarily closed due to road construction on Main Street. Thank you for your patience. Inside service is still available to make water bill payments as well as other locations including the Percy Hebert Building.

 

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

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
Water Outage/Boil Water Advisory - 696 Glendale to 1516 Glendale/229-325 Concord

Tuesday, December 6, 11:00am

Water District #3 is working to make emergency repairs to a waterline near your area. As a result , water customers from 696 to 1516 Glendale Drive and 229 to 325 Concord will be without water pressure for 2 to 4 hours while emergency repairs are made to a waterline in this area. As a precaution, Water District #3 in coordination with the Louisiana Department of Health  has issued a Boil Water Advisory for customers who lost water pressure.This BOIL ADVISORY is to remain in effect until lifted by the St. John Utilities Department. The Utilities Department will lift the Boil Water Advisory upon notification from the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals-Office of Public Health that the water samples collected from Water District #1 is safe. It is recommended that all consumers disinfect their water before consuming it or using it for food preparation by boiling water for one (1) full minute in a clean container. The one minute starts after the water has been brought to a rolling boil. Again, please be sure to disinfect your own water prior to consumption until you have been advised otherwise.

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.
Road or Lane Status Road or Lane Closure LA 44 (Main St.) S.P. H.012065, St. John the Baptist Parish Thursday, November 10, 2016 10:42 AM Construction is scheduled to begin Friday, November 11 on a right turn lane on LA 44 northbound at the intersection of US 61. Intermittent northbound and southbound lane closures will be in effect between the hours of 7 am to 5 pm . This work is expected to be completed by late December 2016, weather permitting. Motorist can avoid this construction by detouring LA 3224. DOTD appreciates your patience and reminds you to please drive with caution through the work site and be on the lookout for work crews and equipment. Notice** The Water Bill drivethrough near the Laplace Utilities Office is temporarily closed due to road construction.