A block of Prytania Street will be restricted to a single lane of traffic for two weeks for underground repairs and repaving, officials with the city of New Orleans said, just two blocks down from another section slated to be closed for at least six more weeks.
Only traffic headed in an Uptown direction will be allowed through the 3800 block of Prytania (between Peniston and General Taylor streets) for the next two weeks, starting today (Monday, June 15), according to a news release from the city. See more details below:
Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory for a travel lane closure on Prytania St. between Peniston St. and General Taylor St. to facilitate road repairs as part of the FEMA-funded Recovery Roads Program designed to restore sub-surface and roadway damages related to Hurricane Katrina.
Beginning Monday, June 15, 2015, at 7:00 a.m., the Downtown bound travel lane of the 3800 block of Prytania St., between Peniston St. and General Taylor St. will be closed to vehicular traffic. The closure will last for approximately two weeks. To minimize construction impacts, the Uptown bound travel lane will remain open. The closure will allow workers to excavate a portion of the roadway, replace the base and install pavement.
On-street parking along this travel lane closure will be prohibited at all times during construction. 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.
Meanwhile, both lanes of the 4100 block of Prytania remain closed as a similar project continues until the end of July.