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.