Roadwork ahead: Eastbound lanes on South Claiborne closed for water main repair

From the Sewerage & Water Board

Beginning on Wednesday (Nov. 9) at 6 p.m., the Sewerage & Water Board’s contractor, BLD Inc. will temporarily close two right lanes of eastbound traffic on South Claiborne Avenue at Calhoun Street with emergency repair work and road restoration taking about 24 hours. The roadway is expected to re-open on Thursday (Nov. 10) at around 6 p.m.

Weather permitting, crews will work through the evening on Wednesday.  This closure is required for an emergency repair to a 48-inch water main that runs along South Claiborne. Signage will be in place to direct traffic.

Roadwork ahead: Oretha Castle Haley closure to affect traffic, bus route

Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard will be closed between Jackson Avenue and St. Andrew Street beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday (Oct. 24). The Department of Public Works contractor, Barriere Construction Co., will temporarily close the street for approximately eight weeks. Crews will work Monday through Friday, in addition to some weekend work to accommodate holidays and adverse weather conditions.

Get answers to your roadwork questions tonight at District A event

District A residents can find what’s going with the street repairs in their neighborhood at an informational event Monday evening (Oct. 17). Hosted by District A Councilman Joe Giarrusso’s office and the Department of Public Works, the event will include informational tables on the current FEMA-funded Joint Infrastructure Recovery projects, including Magazine Street, Audubon Group B, Lowerline Street Audubon Group A, Black Pearl East Carrollton Group A, Marlyville-Fontainebleu Group A and C, Hollygrove Leonidas Group A and Hollygrove Group B.

The event will be held at the Thurgood Marshall School, 4621 Canal St. It begins at 6 p.m. 


Roadwork ahead: South Carrollton closure between Fig and Earhart postponed (updated)

From The Mayor’s Office
Editor’s note: The city announced on Oct. 3 that the closure has been postponed until further notice. 
South Carrollton Avenue will close to traffic between Fig Street and Earhart Boulevard beginning Monday (Oct. 3) at 7 a.m. and lasting through 5 p.m. on Dec. 5. The city’s Department of Public Works contractor Wallace C. Drennan, Inc. will install new water lines and drainage as part of the Marlyville-Fontainebleau Group C infrastructure improvement project.

Roadwork officials to answer questions at District B ‘Coffee on Your Corner’

The city’s Neighborhood Engagement Office is hosting representativea from the Department of Public Works’ RoadworkNOLA: Nakia Polk, director of Special Projects & Strategic Engagement Office of Capital Improvement and Christopher Lloyd, outreach manager for the city’s Capital Improvement Program will be there. Polk and Lloyd will provide updates and answer questions about infrastructure projects in District B.

District B residents can bring their questions and concerns to a “Coffee on Your Corner” event on Thursday (June 30) from 10 to 11:30 a.m. It will be held in the Large Meeting room of the Keller Community Center, 4300 S. Broad St. Pre-registration is required. Go to to register. Uptown includes sections of both District A and District B. To find out if you’re in District B, check the map here.

Roadwork ahead: Emergency sewer repair closes Broadway in Fontainebleau

From the Mayor’s Office

On Wednesday (June 22), the city closed Broadway from Earhart Boulevard to Colapissa Street to vehicular traffic for approximately two days due to an emergency sewer point repair. Department of Public Works contractor Wallace C. Drennan installed security fencing and signage around the intersection. and flaggers will be onsite to direct drivers and pedestrians. That section of Broadway will be closed to vehicular traffic while crews complete the sewer point repair and Sewage & Water Board of New Orleans conducts a full inspection to avoid the possibility of a sewage backup. Drivers will detour from Colapissa to Pine Street until the expected reopen date of Friday (June 24).