The block of Prytania Street between Milan and Marengo that closed in March for underground repairs will remain inaccessible to all vehicular traffic for another eight weeks while Entergy relocates gas lines there, New Orleans officials announced.
Drivers will be detoured around the 4100 block of Prytania, and residents will not be able to park or access driveways there while the work continues, the city said.
For more details, see the full news release below:
Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory for the remaining road closure of Prytania Street between Milan Street and Marengo Street to install a new water line as part of the FEMA-funded Recovery Roads Program designed to restore sub-surface utilities and roadway damages related to Hurricane Katrina.
Construction began in March 2015 but was delayed to allow Entergy to relocate nearby gas lines.
Beginning Monday, June 1, 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 eight 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 have been informed of the construction work.
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.