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St. Tammany will Unveil Proposed Major Streets Plan at Public Input Meeting Thursday Night

St. Tammany will Unveil Proposed Major Streets Plan at Public Input Meeting Thursday Night

Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, announced today that a proposed major streets plan will be unveiled at a Public Input Meeting Thursday, September 21, 2017. Upon implementation, this plan will take a focused, systematic approach to making Capital Road Improvements. This is a visionary plan that includes improvements of existing roadways, and the design and creation of future roads to ultimately increase capacity, traffic flow and safety.

“We want our residents who drive these roads, to have a say in shaping this plan to fit our specific needs as a community,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “Increasing capacity efficiency on our roadways is a topic everyone is concerned about, and we are addressing this issue head-on.” 

St. Tammany Parish Government has begun to implement several road projects with the goal of increasing connectivity and drivability throughout St. Tammany. Projects pulled directly from the plan that are currently underway include: the Mandeville Bypass Road, which will link Highway 1088 and Highway 190 near Pelican Park; Harrison Avenue design, which is slated to widen Harrison Avenue,  add subsurface drainage and turning lanes to increase safety and traffic flow; the Highway 1077 Connector Road, which will connect to Highway 21 by way of Ochsner Boulevard; and  the proposed Seymour Meyers Boulevard Extension to Perrilloux Road in Madisonville, this road will connect Highway 1077 to Highway 1085 at this location. An additional project slated to begin in 2018, is the Stone Street Extension in Slidell, which will enhance connectivity and provide an alternate route for commercial traffic, to divert it from neighborhood streets. In addition various intersection improvements are planned to improve traffic flow in the Slidell area.

The public is invited to review the draft of the plan at the public meeting on Thursday at 6p.m. in St. Tammany Parish Council Chambers at 21490 Koop Drive in Mandeville. The St. Tammany Parish Department of Development and Planning, in coordination with the planning team from Freese and Nichols, Inc., drafted the plan.  

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Access St. Tammany Celebrates Trace Hall of Fame Induction with Special Weekend Programming

In anticipation   of the Tammany Trace’s Induction into the National Rail-Trail Hall of Fame on Monday, September 25, 2017, Access St. Tammany Television will air special programming featuring a trek along the Tammany Trace. Viewers can travel through 27 miles of the newest Hall of Fame inductee, beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, September 22, 2017, and running continuously until 6 a.m. Monday, September 25, 2017.

Access St. Tammany is available through multiple service providers. Charter communication subscribers can find us on Channel 197 SD, and Channel 710 HD with the digital cable box. AT&T U-verse subscribers can find us on Interactive channel 99, menu item Access St. Tammany. Web users and smart TV owners can view our high definition web stream at www.stpgov.org.

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Public Input Meeting - Proposed Major Streets Plan

Public Input Meeting - Proposed Major Streets Plan 

09/15/2017

A proposed Major Streets Plan will be presented to the public at a Public Input Meeting on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 6 p.m. in the St. Tammany Parish Council Chambers, at 21490 Koop Drive in Mandeville. The streets plan will take a focused, systematic approach to capital road improvements. The purpose of the meeting is to offer residents of St. Tammany the opportunity to review and provide input on the proposed plan that includes improvements of existing roadways, coordination with other agencies on collaborative projects, and the design and creation of future roads to ultimately increase travel efficiency.

St. Tammany Parish Government Fights Blight Through the Removal of Sunken Vessels

The St. Tammany Parish Government Office of Inspections and Enforcement has prompted the removal or retrieval of 11 sunken boats from the waterways in the eastern parts of St. Tammany , including the areas of Coin Du Lestin and Eden Isles, since early 2016, at no cost to St. Tammany Taxpayers. This was accomplished through a focused effort to increase owner compliance, and ultimately follow through by having the owners remove the vessels in question. According to Inspections and Enforcement officers, it would cost taxpayers a minimum of $3000.00 for Parish Government to remove and properly dispose of a sunken vessel. They add that many more sunken vessels remain in St. Tammany Waterways.

Sunken vessels pose several threats to navigational safety. These vessels can release pollutants into the waterways such as gasoline and engine fluids, they can move around during a severe weather event and especially during a storm surge. This displacement can cause a vessel to become a projectile during a storm event, or can move the vessel into the navigational path of other boats on the waterway.

“We will continue to fight blight every way we can, especially when it poses a threat to public safety, at as little cost to taxpayers as possible,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “Our Inspections and Enforcement Department works closely with our Parish Council members, who regularly request action on behalf of constituents in their districts, as well as with individual residents who report these dangerous violations.”

The Office of Inspections and Enforcement asks that anyone who wishes to report a sunken vessel, to please call the 985-898-5214, where you can report this violation anonymously. 

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To learn more about where your tax dollars are invested, visit www.stpgov.org/initiatives. Stay up-to-date on what’s happening in Parish Government when you sign up for email updates at www.stpgov.org. On the right-hand side of the home page, click on Sign Up For Parish Updates, and this will take you to our sign-up page. Follow us on social media on Facebook and Twitter.