Sections of Uptown can expect low water pressure, street closures and traffic delays for several days starting Thursday as the Sewerage and Water Board undergoes a series of repairs, officials announced in a series of press releases.
Camp Street near Jefferson Avenue will close this week through the end of the year as part of the ongoing installation of a drainage canal there, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
With construction of a major new drainage canal on Louisiana Avenue slated to last at least until 2018, neighbors are rallying with a new online association dedicated to monitoring and reporting safety problems up and down the corridor.
More than 100 homes and businesses around Delachaise Street will lose power Wednesday as part of ongoing work related to the construction of the nearby drainage canals, Entergy officials said.
Traffic will not be allowed on a section of Calhoun Street in the university area on Friday for the installation of a new water line, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
Parts of South Claiborne and Jefferson avenues will both experience low-water pressure on Thursday as part of work to install major new drainage canals along both corridors, according to the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
Starting Monday, drivers attempting to pass through Magazine Street’s intersection with Jefferson Avenue will be guided by a “phased” signal that alternates between Uptown and Downtown-bound traffic, the Sewerage & Water Board announced.
Traffic lanes will be shifted on Magazine Street at Louisiana Avenue for much of the remainder of the week as a new water line is installed in preparation for the major drainage canal construction on the corridor, the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans said.
Motorists on Louisiana Avenue will be detoured around St. Charles Avenue all day today (Tuesday, June 23) for repairs to a sewer line underneath the intersection, according to an emergency traffic advisory from the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans.
Contractors with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are scheduled to finish the first major leg of the massive ongoing series Uptown drainage projects — the section of Napoleon Avenue between South Claiborne and Carondelet — by the end of the year, officials said, providing some measure of relief and hope to drivers weary of years of avoiding so many major thoroughfares.
A project to repair sidewalks on Coliseum Square near the International School of Louisiana accidentally punctured a still-functioning drainage canal dating back to the 1880s, reports Bill Capo of our partners at WWL-TV. The city is now working on a plan to repair the canal and complete the sidewalk project without damaging the nearby oak trees, Capo reports, though neighbors are worried about the unfinished construction site left so close to a school.
Ending the apparent blockade of the Freret commercial corridor, contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers removed the barricades from the Jefferson Avenue intersection with Freret on Friday and reopened the street to two-way traffic.
A group of Uptown property owners — three families to start, but expected to number in the hundreds as the case grows — filed suit this week against the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, seeking compensation for damage to their homes from proximity to the installation of major new drainage canals along some of Uptown’s largest thoroughfares, their attorney said.
As part of the ongoing drainage projects around Uptown New Orleans, drivers on Freret Street will be unable to cross Jefferson Avenue for about a month so new utility lines can be installed, officials said.
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.
McClure’s Barbecue will open another location in NOLA Brewing’s new taproom this spring; the menu of Adolfo Garcia’s new Primitivo restaurant on 1800 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard will feature what an open fire grill can cook and will open after Lent, and the former Boucherie space on 8115 Jeannette Street will open with a new restaurant called Bourrée at Boucherie.
Lined with tall black tarps billowing over chain link fences, what was once Prytania Street between Octavia and Nashville now looks like a discarded set from an old episode of the X-Files. Gray mud seeps from under the fence, and strange sounds emanate from behind the tarps, but it is anyone’s guess what could actually be taking place back there.
Two-story black tarps around the drainage-canal construction site on Prytania Street in Uptown New Orleans create dark tunnels that residents must walk through after parking blocks from their home, creating a scenario so unbearable that neighbors begged officials Tuesday night to drop the project altogether and simply leave.
While abandoning the Prytania Street leg of the SELA project is not an option, officials with the city and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers promised that the work is now speeding up, with relief for residents in store in the weeks and months ahead.