Road Work Update: Crews Adjust Filming Schedule & Associated Road Closures
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller
HAMMOND—Filming dates for a movie featuring several locations in Tangipahoa Parish have been adjusted and will now extend into the month of July.
Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller said his office was notified by representatives of the production “Rebel Ridge” that filming has been extended into July due to weather-related issues.
“As always, we are excited to have these visitors staying in our parish for a few more weeks,” Miller said.
Due to the changes in the production schedule, several road closures that have been planned during filming have been adjusted as follows:
*On Thursday, June 16, crews will be working in the area around Grace Episcopal Church in Hammond. As previously announced, West Robinson Street, West Church Street, and West Dakota between Railroad Avenue and Oak Streets will be closed to traffic. Additionally, there may be intermittent traffic delays in the area around NW Railroad Avenue and North Oak between Church Street and Carter Lane. Those closures are expected between the hours of 1-5 p.m.
*On Thursday, July 7, crews will be filming between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., on Briar Patch Cemetery and East Bell Roads in the Loranger area.
*On Friday, July 8, crews will be working on Larock Road near Old US 51 south of Amite. Filming is planned between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.
*On Wednesday, July 13, and Thursday, July 14, crews will be filming on Wadesboro Road between Jones Road and Everett Lane. Traffic in that area will be closed to traffic between the hours of 6 a.m., and 10 p.m., each day, weather permitting.
Miller said road closure signs will be posted, and motorists will be instructed to detour around the closure area. Residents in each of the impacted areas have been notified of the closure, as well.
For updates on local road conditions and road closure notices, consult the Tangipahoa Parish Government website (www.Tangipahoa.org) and the TPG social media channels.