The city has temporarily closed alternating uptown bound travel lane on the 1400 block of St. Charles Avenue, approaching Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The closure to accommodate asphalt paving operations will last all day on March 2, until 5:30 p.m.
Vehicles parked on the 1600-1800 blocks of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between St. Charles Avenue and Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard should be moved off the street, and the Department of Public Works asks that residents adhere to the “no parking” signage on the streets. Vehicles parked in these zones will be ticketed and towed.
The westbound lanes of St. Charles Avenue from Burdette Street to Fern Street will be temporarily closed beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday (Feb. 270. The closure will last for approximately four weeks to accommodate a waterline tie-in and roadway restoration work as part of the Black Pearl Group B construction project. The road closure is expected to remain in effect until Friday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. Signage and traffic control measures, such as barrels and fencing, will be onsite to direct drivers and pedestrians.
The city will close the westbound lane of 7700 and 7800 blocks of St. Charles Avenue beginning Friday (Feb. 3) at 7 a.m.
This lane shift will last for approximately four weeks, according to the Mayor’s Office. The roadway will remain open in both directions on St. Charles Avenue outside of the detoured lane.
The intersection of Washington Avenue and Camp Street will close Thursday (Feb. 2) to accommodate underground drainage work, the city announced on Wednesday (Feb. 1). The closure will begin at 7 a.m. on Feb. 2 and is expected to continue until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb.
Beginning on Monday (Jan. 23) at 5 a.m., Sewerage & Water Board crews will temporarily close the entrance and exit to high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane at Earhart Boulevard and Magnolia Street. The HOV lane is expected to reopen on Friday, Jan. 27, at around 6 p.m.
This closure is required to facilitate repairs to a 36-inch water main. The HOV entrance and exit lane at Convention Center Boulevard will remain open during this time.
The intersection of Washington Avenue and Camp Street will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning Thursday (Jan. 19) to accommodate underground utility work. The intersection will reopen to vehicular traffic by 5 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 20). Signage and traffic control measures, such as barrels and fencing, will be onsite to direct drivers and pedestrians.
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.
From the Mayor’s Office
City officials decided this week to extend the closure of the westbound travel lane of St. Charles Avenue between Burdette Street and Fern Street. The lane has been blocked off since Sept. 26. Department of Public Work contractor Infinity Construction and Trucking and the Sewerage & Water Board continue to work on the installation and tie-in of a waterline in this location.
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.
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.