Jul 182014
 

(map via Google)

(map via Google)

Two blocks of Prytania Street — from Jefferson Avenue upriver to Joseph Street — will close to traffic for more than a year starting next week as drainage work continues in the area, officials announced.

The closure will begin Tuesday (July 22) and last through August 2015, according to a news release from the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans.

“Cajun Contractors, working for the Sewerage and Water Board and the Army Corps of Engineers, will be installing a new 12-inch water main along Jefferson Avenue and new utility installations,” the release states. “Octavia Street will remain open to allow residential access to Prytania Street.”

The Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project is building a 1,300-foot canal under the neutral ground from Nashville to Jefferson Avenue to reduce flooding from heavy rains. In January, officials announced the three-month closure of the intersection of Prytania and Arabella streets.

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  • maxx785

    The supposed 3 month closure starting in January (linked above) still continues now and it doesn’t look like the work is nearly finished.

  • maxx785

    The 3 month closure has now stretched out to 6 months, with no end in sight.

  • James Gehl III

    MORE THAN A YEAR??
    Perhaps the Sewerage and Water Board should put some more weight into the consideration of “how long” as much as it does “how much”!

    How could it possibly take “more than a year” to replace a 12 inch pipe for two city blocks??
    GET SERIOUS FELLOWS…..SOMETHING’S WRONG HERE!!
    LOOK HOW THEY TOOK CARE OF THE FRERET STREET MERCHANTS!