‘Queen Sugar’ TV show to film along Lower Decatur Street Dec. 10; expected to impact parking, traffic for several hours

(Photo: Decatur Street in between Dumaine and Madison streets. | Ken Lund | CC Flickr)
Crews will be located along two blocks of Lower Decatur Street to film scenes of “Queen Sugar,” which is expected to impact parking and traffic conditions for several hours on Thursday.

The filming will occur in the 800 and 900 blocks of Decatur Street from approximately 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., according to Evan Eastham, location manager for the television show.

Intermittent traffic conditions, in order to move equipment, are expected to begin at 6 a.m., excluding rush hour times, in the 800 and 900 blocks of Decatur Street and end at 10 p.m.

Parking will be affected on the following streets from approximately 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m.: both sides of the 800 block of Decatur Street, the Lakeside border of the 900 block of Decatur Street and the Riverside portion of half the 900 block of Decatur Street.

Additionally, all driveways and handicapped zones will be respected and kept clear. Security and police will be on site during filming.

“We work closely with Film New Orleans to help ensure we adhere to the standards they have set forth,” Eastham said. “If you have any large deliveries scheduled during our filming activities, let us know in advance so we can accommodate you.

“We know the key to continuing Louisiana’s role as a premier filming destination is community involvement and support.”

Eastham can be reached at 561-703-0243 or evan.eastham@gmail.com.

Ted Voorhies, assistant location manager, can be reached at 337-962-3939 or egvoorhies@gmail.com.

Carroll Morton, of Film New Orleans, can be reached at 504-658-4341,