The intersection of Prytania and Arabella streets will be closed until the end of March as part of construction on the new underground drainage system along Jefferson Avenue, New Orleans officials said.
For details, see the news release from the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans below:
Residents and motorists are advised that the intersection of Prytania Street at Arabella Street will be closed to vehicular traffic for three months from Monday, January 20, 2014 through Monday, March 31, 2014 while contractors working for the Sewerage and Water Board and the Corps of Engineers install a new underground box culvert that is part of the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project (SELA.)
Drivers heading towards downtown on Prytania Street will be diverted at Nashville Avenue to St. Charles or Magazine Street. Drivers on Prytania Street heading uptown will be diverted at Joseph Street to St. Charles Avenue or Magazine St.
Improvements on Prytania Street include construction of a 1,300 linear feet reinforced concrete covered canal under the neutral ground from Nashville to Jefferson Avenue.
The culvert will reduce the risk of flooding from heavy rainfall events. The Prytania St. Canal will tie into the canal at Jefferson Avenue.
Additional road closures are expected in this area over the next twelve months. Notifications will be made as the project progresses.
Questions and concerns may be directed to the SELA Hotline at 504-585-2450.