Historic Krewe of Southdowns parade route changed

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Krewe of Southdowns officially secured their permit Tuesday with a slight change to the historic parade route.

Construction along Cloverdale will force the parade to take one of its final turns on Stanford and proceed down that street to the parade's end near Perkins.

Neighbors along Cloverdale are for the most part going along with their parade plans, although some are a little disappointed.

"I feel like it's a tradition through the years and I think it's something that should continue even with the road work," said David Capio.

The construction is part of the city parish's improvement plan to the neighborhood's aging infrastructure. The work is in its final stages, but will not be complete in time to have the road paved.

"We're pretty disappointed that we couldn't go down Cloverdale," said David DuCotte, parade president.

"We have some really great friends of the Flambeaux supporters on Cloverdale and I know they are going to miss having their parties and we're going to miss seeing them in their yards but hopefully they will come and visit us in one intersection or another."

The Southdowns parade begins Friday, February 8 at 7 p.m. at Lee High School.

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