Gramercy Police Department

  • Agency: Gramercy Police Department
  • Address: 111 E Main St, Gramercy , 70052 LA
  • Chief: David Dufresne (Chief of Police)
Phone: 225 869 8005
Fax: 225 869 9932

Gramercy Police Department is located at 111 E Main St, Gramercy , 70052 LA. The Chief of Police of the department is David Dufresne. The Gramercy Police Department phone number is 225 869 8005.

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La DOTD Press Release (Media/Web) Jacking system for Sunshine Bridge repair to arrive Friday, November 02, 2018 2:28 PM BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced today that jacking system components needed to make repairs to the Sunshine Bridge on La. 70 are being fabricated and are expected to arrive at the site early next week. The installation process will start early next week. The jacking system will be used to realign the bridge into its original position and to allow installation of a replacement chord, which is one of the main load-carrying members of the bridge. The bridge was struck on Oct. 12 by a crane on a barge, which caused extensive damage and led to a total bridge closure. The actual jacking of the bridge to relieve the damaged chord is expected to take place from mid- to late-November. During this time, crews will heat straighten the remaining chord and install a replacement chord. “With repairs to the Sunshine Bridge well underway, we’re looking forward to keeping the momentum moving forward,” said DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. “We have plenty of work to do and all parties involved are working to expedite the repairs. Crews of about 10 people are working 24 hours a day on the bridge, and they’re doing a tremendous job to ensure the structure is repaired safely and as quickly as possible.” The primary platform to access the damaged chord is complete, and other access platforms under the bridge’s deck will be constructed this weekend. Work crews have procured the steel for jacking beams while steel for the replacement chord is currently being obtained. Additionally, the rivet replacement and preparation work to install the jacking system is almost complete. At this time, repairs are estimated to be complete in January 2019. Once repairs are complete, DOTD will give the bridge a thorough inspection to ensure that it’s safe for the traveling public. Commuters are reminded to take advantage of Commuter Krewe. The Commuter Krewe website offers a ride-matching database to help commuters find others who live and work nearby to share rides. Go to https://www.commuterkrewe.la/ and sign up. Commuter Krewe is a joint effort of DOTD and the Capital Region Planning Commission. Check out the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CommuterKrewe/ DOTD has also adjusted the Plaquemine ferry schedule. During the duration of the Sunshine Bridge closure, additional ferry service hours will be Monday through Friday, the first boat will run from 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, the second boat will run from 5:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the first boat will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the second boat will run from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. When two ferries are in operation, they are scheduled to depart every 15 minutes. When there is only one, it leaves every 30 minutes (departs Plaquemine at :00 and :30, Sunshine at :15 and :45). Motorists are also encouraged to use the Veterans Memorial Bridge as an alternate river crossing. Call 511 or visit 511la.org for additional travel information. Out-of-state travelers may call 1-800-ROAD-511 (1-800-762-3511). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at http://www.dotd.la.gov/, by selecting MYDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state's aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient. For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email dotdcs@la.gov, or call DOTD's Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please let us know how we may better serve you: Customer Service Survey. Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development www.dotd.la.gov

NWS issues tornado watch TORNADO WATCH 419 REMAINS VALID UNTIL 7 AM CDT THIS MORNING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

Just a reminder- no open alcohol containers while trick-or-treating.

Severe weather expected over the next 24 to 48 hours Go to https://www.weather.gov/lix for more information

Officer Chris Ballard is the son of our own Officer Billy Ballard !

La DOTD Sunshine Bridge Update Friday, October 19, 2018 3:40 PM BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development announced today that its contractor, Coastal Bridge, LLC, is currently mobilizing to be on-site this weekend at the Sunshine Bridge. Coastal Bridge will barge materials and a crane to the site to begin building the platform needed to start repairs under the bridge. The bridge was hit by a crane on a barge on Friday, Oct. 12, and has been closed since then due to safety reasons. Engineers are finalizing a design and plans for repairs. Once the design and plans are finalized, a timeframe will be announced. Inspections of the bridge concluded that key load-carrying components of the bridge suffered significant damage after a crane on a barge collided with the southwest portion of the bridge. Because of the extensive damage, permanent repairs to the bridge are necessary prior to reopening it to vehicular traffic. DOTD is authorized to spend up to $5 million in repair costs. “This is an extremely complex repair and the planning and design phase is crucial to ensure the work is done correctly, safely and is the best use of state taxpayer money,” said DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. “Unfortunately, the bridge must remain closed until repairs are made and inspections indicate that it’s safe for use. We recommend that commuters plan for congestion and, and we encourage drivers to join the Commuter Krewe of Louisiana for carpooling. Area industries and businesses are also encouraged to adjust employee work schedules as needed to minimize the number of vehicles on the road during peak hours. We certainly appreciate the efforts of Ascension Parish for adjusting school times, and first responders for implementing various plans to address emergency needs.” The Commuter Krewe website offers a ride-matching database to help commuters find others who live and work nearby to share rides. Go to https://www.commuterkrewe.la/ and sign up. Commuter Krewe is a joint effort of DOTD and the Capital Region Planning Commission. Check out the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CommuterKrewe/ DOTD is pursuing a claim with the company responsible for the bridge damage to seek reimbursement for the cost of repairs. This process will not inhibit the repairs that will be performed on the bridge. The department has been hosting calls with elected officials, law enforcement agencies, and various groups that frequently use the bridge, such as farmers and the industrial trucking community. DOTD is also providing guidance to area law enforcement agencies for reimbursement of costs associated with unplanned expenditures related to the bridge closure. Additionally, in order to ease traffic congestion caused by the bridge closure, DOTD is implementing new signal-timing sequences at several intersections. Technicians are on-site at these intersections to monitor congestion and will operate the signal manually if the new timings are not sufficiently moving traffic. These intersections are • LA 3127/LA 20 • LA 3125/LA 3213 • LA 3125/LA 3274 • US 61/LA 641 DOTD has also adjusted the Plaquemine ferry schedule. During the duration of the Sunshine Bridge closure, additional ferry service hours will be • Monday through Friday, the first boat will run from 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Monday through Friday, the second boat will run from 5:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. • Saturday and Sunday, the first boat will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Saturday and Sunday, the second boat will run from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. When two ferries are in operation, they are scheduled to depart every 15 minutes. When there is only one, it leaves every 30 minutes (departs Plaquemine at :00 and :30, Sunshine at :15 and :45). Motorists are also encouraged to use the Veterans Memorial Bridge as an alternate river crossing. Call 511 or visit 511la.org for additional travel information. Out-of-state travelers may call 1-800-ROAD-511 (1-800-762-3511). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at http://www.dotd.la.gov/, by selecting MYDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages. ________________________________________

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018 2:30 PM BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is implementing a new signal-timing sequence at the La. 3127/La. 20 Press Release (Media/Web) DOTD changes signals to address extra congestion related to Sunshine Bridge closure Tuesday, October 16, 2018 2:30 PM BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is implementing a new signal-timing sequence at the La. 3127/La. 20 intersection. Technicians will be on site at this intersection to monitor congestion and will operate the signal manually if the new timings are not sufficiently moving traffic. Technicians will also be staged at the intersections of: • LA 3125/LA 3213 • LA 3125/LA 3274 • US 61/LA 641 These changes are necessary because of the extra volume on detour routes related to the closure of the Sunshine Bridge, La. 70, after a barge carrying a crane collided with the bridge causing extensive damage to key components of the bridge. “The collision happened on a Friday and we monitored traffic throughout the weekend,” said DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. “With light weekend traffic and schools being out on Monday and Tuesday, Wednesday will be the largest traffic day since the incident occurred. It’s an industry best practice to monitor the traffic patterns after a major incident and adjust accordingly. There is a good chance we will make more adjustments before the bridge is reopened in an effort to minimize impacts where we can. The Department continues to work with local and state law enforcement and elected officials to try and mitigate as much of the congestion as possible. We ask that people who normally use the Sunshine Bridge to plan ahead and be prepared for more congestion than usual on other routes.” DOTD has also adjusted the Plaquemine ferry schedule. During the duration of the Sunshine Bridge closure, additional ferry service hours will be: • Monday thru Friday, a second boat will run from 5:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. • Monday thru Friday, the first boat will run 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. • Saturday and Sunday, the first boat will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. • Saturday and Sunday: the second boat will run from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m Motorists are also encouraged to use the Veterans Memorial Bridge as an alternate river crossing. The Sunshine Bridge/LA 70 remains closed indefinitely due to the damage caused by a barge collision Friday morning. DOTD will continue to monitor traffic patterns and adjust the ferry schedule accordingly.

822 PM CDT MON OCT 15 2018 The National Weather Service in New Orleans has issued a * Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for... Western St. James Parish in southeastern Louisiana... Northeastern Assumption Parish in southeastern Louisiana... * Until 1015 PM CDT. * At 821 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thundersotrms producing heavy rain that will cause urban and small stream flooding in the advisory area. Between two and three inches of rain have already fallen. * Some locations that will experience flooding include... Supreme, Convent and Labadieville. Additional rainfall of one to two inches is expected over the area. This additional rain will result in minor flooding. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

La DOTD Press Release (Media/Web) Sunshine bridge damage extensive, remains closed Monday, October 15, 2018 3:47 PM BATON ROUGE - Inspections of the Sunshine Bridge/LA 70 concluded that key load-carrying components of the bridge suffered significant damage after a crane on a barge collided with the southwest portion of the bridge on Friday. Because of the extensive damage, permanent repairs to the bridge are necessary prior to reopening it to vehicular traffic. The Department continues to find damage to the structure. Bridge engineers are in the process of finalizing a design to execute the repairs. Once that design is finalized, successfully modeled and we have a better idea of what resources are needed and available, an estimated timeline for the repair project will be released. At this point, the potential timeline is believed to be months rather than days. “The damage is to key members of the bridge and has rendered it unsafe to traffic,” said DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. “While we have identified a contractor and are moving forward with expediting this work, it is important to know there is not an easy fix for this kind of damage. There is no temporary fix that will allow us to safely open the bridge.” The Department will continue to work with local law enforcement and state police to mitigate and refine traffic patterns and detour routes. During the duration of the Sunshine Bridge closure, additional Plaquemine ferry service hours will be: Monday through Friday, a second boat will run from 5:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. to 7p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the first boat will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the second boat will run from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. When two ferries are in operation, they are scheduled to depart every 15 minutes. When there is only one, it leaves every 30 minutes (departs Plaquemine at :00 and :30, Sunshine at :15 and :45). The possibility of reopening the White Castle ferry has been ruled out for several reasons. There is a lengthy process to implement a new ferry route. River traffic falls under the authority of the U.S. Coast Guard and any additional traffic would require their approval. Additionally, since we no longer have property access to the former landings at White Castle, we would be required to obtain access from landowners and permission to build on the levee by the Corps of Engineers. Motorists are also encouraged to use the Veterans Memorial Bridge as an alternate river crossing.

Louisiana DOTD presser Press Release (Media/Web) Sunshine bridge remains closed, second Plaquemine ferry extends hours Sunday, October 14, 2018 11:48 AM Baton Rouge – The Sunshine Bridge/LA 70 will remain closed indefinitely due to the damage caused by a barge collision Friday morning. Upon further inspection during the weekend, it has been determined that the damage is extensive and several vital components of the bridge are in need of repair. “Our hope was to be able to use a portion of the bridge for traffic while emergency repairs were being made,” said DOTD Secretary Shawn D. Wilson, Ph.D. “However, that is not the case. We will be working on plans to make the repairs as quickly as possible and will develop a timeline for when the work will be completed. I know this is an inconvenience for the more than 25,000 travelers who use this bridge, but it is not safe to open it to traffic at this time. The Department has worked closely with legislators and local officials to update them on the situation and to try to minimize impacts as much as possible.” Additionally, because of heavy traffic volume due to the continued closure, the second Plaquemine ferry will operate until 6 p.m. Sunday. The first ferry will continue its extended weekend hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. On weekdays, the second boat will also run an hour longer, until 10 a.m., in the mornings and will start an hour earlier, 1:30 p.m., in the afternoons. The Department will continue to monitor traffic and will adjust as necessary. Motorists are also encouraged to use the Veterans Memorial Bridge as an alternate river crossing. Motorists should prepare for delays as those who regularly use the Sunshine Bridge will be using alternate routes. Call 511 or visit www.511la.org for additional travel information. Out-of-state travelers may call 1-800-ROAD-511 (1-800-762-3511). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at www.dotd.la.gov, by selecting MYDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) is committed to delivering transportation and public works systems that enhance the quality of life. In addition to more than 16,600 miles of roadway, including over 890 miles of interstate, DOTD supports the development of the state's aviation, marine and rail infrastructures. Through this work, we are able to facilitate economic development, create job opportunities, improve vital evacuation routes, and make critical freight corridors safer and more efficient. For more information, please visit www.dotd.la.gov, email dotdcs@la.gov, or call DOTD's Customer Service Center at (225) 379-1232 or 1-877-4LADOTD (1-877-452-3683). Business hours are 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please let us know how we may better serve you: Customer Service Survey. Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development www.dotd.la.gov La DOTD - MyDOTD Follow La DOTD on Facebook Follow La DOTD on Twitter By using this service you agree to the MyDOTD Terms and Conditions of Use. This email was sent to jordeneaux@gramercypolice.net using MyDOTD, on behalf of Louisiana's Department of Transportation and Development.To no longer receive emails from MyDOTD, click unsubscribe.

Louisiana DOTD Sunshine Bridge presser Subject: Press Release (Media/Web) Sunshine Bridge closure update Press Release (Media/Web) Sunshine Bridge closure update Friday, October 12, 2018 3:00 PM Baton Rouge – The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that the Sunshine Bridge/LA 70 over the Mississippi River remains closed indefinitely due to the damage caused by a barge collision. DOTD has a contractor in place ready to make temporary repairs in order to reopen the bridge as quickly as possible. We are currently evaluating the damage and the ability to reinstate traffic on the bridge. LA 70 westbound traffic may detour by heading east on LA 3125, south on LA 3213 and crossing the Veterans Memorial Bridge, and west on LA 3127 to the junction of LA 70. LA 70 eastbound traffic may detour by heading east on LA 3127, north on LA 3213 and crossing the Veterans Memorial Bridge, and west on LA 3125 to the junction of LA 70. The second Plaquemine ferry began its afternoon operations today at 1:30 p.m. instead of 3:15 p.m. to accommodate additional traffic due to the bridge closure. It will run to its normal ending time of 7:15 p.m. this evening. Additionally, the weekend ferry will run extra hours, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. instead of 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists traveling to the LSU football game tomorrow are advised to use the Veterans Memorial Bridge in Gramercy, the ferry in Plaquemine, or the Horace Wilkinson Bridge in Baton Rouge as alternate river-crossing routes. Call 511 or visit www.511la.org for additional travel information. Out-of-state travelers may call 1-800-ROAD-511 (1-800-762-3511). Motorists may also monitor the LA DOTD website at www.dotd.la.gov, by selecting MYDOTD, or by visiting the DOTD Facebook and Twitter pages.

Expect higher traffic flow on La 3125, as traffic will be diverted from the Sunshine Bridge (Convent, La) to the Veterans Memorial Bridge (Gramercy, La) LA 70 Sunshine Bridge remains closed after a barge crane struck it this morning. DOTD inspectors are on site. Check www.511la.org for updates. In response to the Sunshine Bridge closure, the Plaquemine Ferry will operate the second ferry until 10 am and return to service an hour earlier at 1:30 pm during the week. Additionally, we will begin weekend service an hour earlier at 8 am until further notice.

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No, you won’t get photo bombed while taking your booking photo, when you get arrested for drunk driving - but your booking photo will be posted online. Don’t be internet famous for getting arrested - #DontDrinkandDrive

Some pictures from today’s 4H Fun Run !!

4-H Fun Run Rescheduled for today October 4th, 2018 beginning at 5:30pm (17:30 Hrs) . From 5:30pm-8:30pm expect runners on the following streets: Tania Belinda Kathy E fourth, E Second N Millet ( 200-300 Block) Gramercy Park, Gramercy Elementary, and Sacred Heart Church

On Wednesday October 3rd @ about 1:20 pm there will be a test of the National Wireless Alert (WEA) system......... . As for teachers, (as so eloquently phrased by the NWS) the test has also been referred to as "National Which Students are Sneaking Smartphones into Class Day"

Get arrested for drinking and driving and you’ll be riding the bus for 6 months - Bae doesn’t like riding the bus ..... Don’t make Bae ride the bus - Don’t Drink and Drive!

*****Reminder***** 4-H Fun Run The annual 4-H fun run will be held Today September 27, 2018 beginning at 5:30pm (17:00 Hrs) . From 5:30pm-8:30pm expect runners on the following streets: Tania Belinda Kathy E fourth, E Second N Millet ( 200-300 Block) Gramercy Park, Gramercy Elementary, and Sacred Heart Church

4-H Fun Run The annual 4-H fun run will be held September 27, 2018 beginning at 5:30pm (17:00 Hrs) . From 5:30pm-8:30pm expect runners on the following streets: Tania Belinda Kathy E fourth, E Second N Millet ( 200-300 Block) Gramercy Park, Gramercy Elementary, and Sacred Heart Church