News & Updates for Tangipahoa Parish

Road Work Update - 5/20/2020

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AMITE---Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller announced that road crews will be working on the the following streets, weather permitting:

*The rail crossing project on Bickham Chapel Road in Velma has been delayed by one day and will begin on Thursday, May 21. Miller said Canadian National crews were waiting on materials that did not come in, as scheduled. The crossing will be closed starting Thursday morning at 7 a.m. and remain closed until approximately 4 p.m. on Friday, May 22. No traffic will be allowed through the crossing during this construction period.

Road Work Update - 5/18/2020

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Contact: Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller
(985) 748-3211

AMITE---Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller announced the following road work, weather permitting:

On Tuesday, May 19, the parish contractor will be striping Old US 51. While the roadway will not need to be closed to do this, motorists can expect delays while this work is being completed.

For more information on Tangipahoa Parish road work, go to or check out the Tangipahoa Parish Government social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.


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Contact: Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller

(985) 748-3211

AMITE—Tangipahoa Parish President Robby Miller announced this afternoon that sandbags will be available starting at 3 p.m. today for residents and businesses in low-lying areas 

Miller said self-service sandbag stations will be available at three locations: 8th Ward Fire Department on LA 445, Ponchatoula West Station 3 on the corner of Morgan Drive and LA 22, and Ponchatoula East Station 4 at the corner of Sandhill Cemetery Road and LA 22.

Residents will need to bring their own shovel to fill the sandbags.

“We encourage anyone who’s had an issue with flash flooding or flooding following extended rain events to please come out and pick up sandbags,” Miller said.

Parish officials say upwards of 15 inches of rain fell in a short period of time across many parts of the Northshore Thursday night. Additional rain is forecast over the next couple of days.


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