Prytania Street has been closed for the next six weeks between Milan and Marengo streets for the installation of new water and sewer lines, New Orleans officials announced.
For details, see the news release from the city of New Orleans:
Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory for the upcoming road closure on Prytania Street between Milan Street and Marengo Street to install a new water line and drain line as part of the FEMA-funded Recovery Roads Program designed to restore sub-surface utilities and roadway damages related to Hurricane Katrina.
Beginning Monday, March 23, 2015, at 7:00 a.m., the 4100 block of Prytania Street between Milan Street and Marengo Street will be closed to vehicular access for approximately six weeks. The road closure will allow workers to excavate a portion of the roadway, replace damaged or leaking water lines and drain lines, place fill material beneath the roadway, and repave the roadway.
During construction there will be no access to driveways and on-street parking will be prohibited.
Community members were initially informed of the extensive water line work planned for Prytania Street at a pre-construction community meeting held on November 20, 2014. Additionally, a letter was mailed to residents on the 4100 block of Prytania Street on March 5, 2015, to inform them of the upcoming closure.
Construction crews will be working from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work on Saturdays may occur when necessary.
Residents should exercise caution when driving, bicycling or walking near active construction sites.