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Jefferson Ave Impacts

Jefferson Avenue Canal Construction Schedule:
• February - January 2015 - Dryades up to the St. Charles neutral ground (river-bound road closed)
• April 2014- May 2015- St. Charles to Prytania (river-bound road closed)

Jefferson Avenue (Phase I) Utility Installation Schedule:
• June –October 2014 -- S. Claiborne to Magnolia (lake-bound, odd addresses)
• October 2014 - summer 2015 - S. Claiborne to Magnolia (river-bound, even addresses)

Jefferson Avenue (Phase II) Utility Installation Schedule:
• August 2014-May 2015--Coliseum to Constance (river-bound, even addresses)
• Magazine Street crossing – river-bound and lake-bound, date pending

Prytania Street Construction:
• April 2014 – March 2015 – Utility installation and canal construction, Nashville to Joseph St.
o Full road closure, roadway to be repaved and opened upon canal completion
• July 2014 – July 2015 – Utility installation and canal construction, Jefferson thru Joseph St.
o Full road closure, roadway to be repaved and opened upon canal completion

Anticipated impacts during utility installation along Jefferson Avenue:
• One lane of traffic in each direction, lanes shifting to the neutral ground area
• No parking on Jefferson Avenue
• Temporary street crossing closures during placement of water lines in the intersection
• Temporary off street parking restrictions when work is being performed in front of driveways. Driveway access will be restricted moving from north to south as work on each phase progresses

Anticipated impacts during canal construction along Jefferson Avenue:
• Lake-bound (northbound) travel lanes open only, south bound diverted to Nashville Ave)
• No parking on Jefferson Avenue
• Temporary street crossing closures
• Off street parking restrictions south-bound side.

Anticipated impacts during utility installation and canal construction for Prytania Street:
• Full roadway closure
• No parking on Prytania Street
• Temporary street crossing closures
• Off street parking restrictions, both even and odd addresses

SELA 21, Uptown Jefferson Avenue Phase 1 Work Schedule Plan

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SELA-22 Uptown/Jefferson Ave Phase 2 Work Schedule Plan

 

 

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SELA-22, UPTOWN/JEFFERSON AVENUE

SELA

Public safety is the Corps of Engineers’ top priority.  The Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Damage Reduction Project (SELA) reduces the risk of flood damages due to rainfall flooding in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Tammany parishes.  The improvements generally support the parishes’ master drainage plans and provide flood risk reduction up to a level associated with a 10-year rainfall event.  A 10-year event is basically a rain storm that has a 10% annual probability of occurrence and equates to approximately 9 inches of rain over a 24-hour period for our area.  The project includes a total of over $2 billion dollars of improvements in Jefferson and Orleans parishes and over $1 billion in Orleans Parish. The Jefferson Avenue contracts are two of seven construction contracts that will greatly improve the drainage system in the Uptown/Carrollton area of Orleans Parish.  The Uptown/ Carrollton improvements are designed to work in concert with the existing drainage in Orleans Parish, including completed SELA construction in the adjacent Broadmoor and Hollygrove neighborhoods.

Uptown Jeff Avenue - Phase 1-  Claiborne to Dryades :

Contract awarded to B&K Construction - Drainage improvements that will be achieved through construction of this phase is the addition of approximately 2,950 linear feet of a 14 ft wide x 10 ft high and 1,350 linear feet of a 14 ft wide x 8 ft high reinforced concrete covered canal under the neutral ground area of Jefferson Avenue from S. Claiborne Avenue to Dryades Street.  The Jefferson canal will tie into existing drainage at Claiborne Avenue, existing lateral drainage at S. Robertson Street and Cucullu Street, and will ultimately tie-in with the Jefferson Phase II construction.  The Jefferson Avenue Canal I project will provide additional drainage for the Uptown area and will work in conjunction with the existing drainage conveyed via underground canals under adjacent streets.  In order to accomplish this, multiple relocations are required including relocation of underground water lines and sewer lines, traffic signalization, as well as multiple drainage connections while working in a historic and highly urban area of New Orleans directly adjacent to residences, businesses and mature live oak trees.

Uptown Jeff Avenue - Phase 2 - Dryades to Constance:

Contract Awarded to Cajun Constructors  -  Drainage improvements that will be achieved through construction of this phase is the addition of approximately 3,700 linear feet of a 14 ft wide x 8 ft high reinforced concrete covered canal under the neutral ground area of Jefferson Avenue from Dryades Street to Constance Street and 1,300 linear feet of a 8 ft wide x 6 ft high reinforced concrete covered canal under Prytania Street from Nashville Ave to Jefferson Ave.  The Jefferson canal will tie into existing lateral drainage at Perrier and local drainage along Jefferson Avenue.  The Jefferson II canal will ultimately tie-in with a canal to be constructed under the Jefferson Phase I contract.  The Jefferson Avenue Canal II will provide additional drainage for the Uptown area and will work in conjunction with the existing drainage conveyed via underground canals under adjacent streets.  The Prytania Canal will provide drainage for the lower lying areas in the neighborhood.  In order to accomplish this, multiple relocations are required including a historic street car line at St. Charles Avenue, relocation of underground water lines and sewer lines, traffic signalization, as well as multiple drainage connections while working in a historic and highly urban area of New Orleans directly adjacent to residences, businesses and mature live oak trees.