St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Upcoming Road Closure: LA 640, Edgard

Upcoming Road Closure: LA 640, Edgard

Thursday, January 26, 2017

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH –With permission from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, LA 640 between LA 18 and LA 3127 in Edgard will be closed from Monday, January 30th , 2017 to Thursday, February 2nd, 2017 from 4:00 am to 8:00 pm daily for the filming of a TV series. No through traffic will be allowed during this time.

In addition to this closure, intermittent traffic delays on LA 640 at LA 18 and LA 640 at LA 3127 as well as East 3rd Street will take place this week, Thursday, January 26 and Friday, January 27 from 9 am to 3 pm. Traffic will be held for 3-5 minutes at a time on these two days.

Emergency responders, including the Office of Fire Services and Sheriff’s Office, are aware of the road closure and traffic impediments and have developed alternate plans for response.

Motorists should use caution when driving in the area at this time and be on the lookout for electronic boards and detour signs. Residents near the film location may also hear movie gunfire sound effects and loud noises during the filming and should not be alarmed.


Thursday, January 26th and Friday, January 27th between the hours of 9AM and 3PM expect three to five minute traffic delays at:

  • LA-640 at LA-18
  • LA-640 at LA-3127
  • East 3rd Street at the intersection of LA-640

On Monday, January 30th, between 4AM and 8PM daily for four (4) total days until Thursday, February 2nd the following location will be CLOSED:

  • LA-640 between LA-18 and LA-3127