Contraflow planned for Christmas Eve bonfire burning

Published 2:35 pm Monday, December 20, 2021

LAPLACE — St. John Parish Sheriff Mike Tregre has announced a one-way traffic flow will be initiated for the lighting of the bonfires on Christmas Eve in St. John the Baptist Parish.

The contraflow will be in place from 6-9 p.m., with lighting of the bonfires taking place at 7 p.m.

Traffic flow will be restricted to only one lane heading westbound on La. 44 (River Road) starting at Church Street. The one-lane traffic control will end at La. 54. All traffic heading eastbound on La. 44 will travel northbound (towards Airline Highway) on La 54.

“We feel this new route will increase safety and traffic flow,” Sheriff Tregre said. “People planning to attend this event should arrive early, refrain from parking on major surface streets, and use caution when walking along River Road.”