The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office would like to inform local drivers of heavy traffic and delays on Wednesday, July 31, in conjunction with the funeral and procession for The Most Reverend Jude Speyrer.
Beginning at 8:00 a.m., motorists should expect heavier than normal traffic near Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 935 Bilbo Street, Lake Charles, with the possibility of Bilbo Street being closed down completely from Kirby to Broad Streets.
Following a full mass at 11:00 a.m., the procession will travel east on Broad Street to Highway 171. It will then proceed north on Highway 171 and travel west on Sam Houston Jones Parkway (Highway 378) and end at the St. Charles Retreat Center located at 2151 Sam Houston Jones Parkway in Moss Bluff. Eastbound traffic will be partially shut down between Sam Houston Jones Parkway Spur and the St. Charles Retreat Center during the procession.