Lane shift to occur on Louisiana Avenue

Published Jan. 9, 2018
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, will shift travel lanes on a portion of Louisiana Avenue for work related to the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project (SELA).

Weather dependent, on Friday, January 12th, the north and south bound (lake and river bound) travel lanes on Louisiana Avenue, from S. Liberty Street to Chestnut Street, will be shifted to the north bound (lake bound) side of the roadway. Currently, the lanes are on the south bound (river bound) side of the roadway.

The lane shift is so that drain line work and roadway restoration can occur on the south bound (river bound) side of Louisiana Avenue.

The Louisiana Avenue SELA Project stretches from S. Claiborne Avenue to Constance Street and is currently scheduled to be complete at the end of 2018. Throughout construction, the Army Corps will continue to coordinate closures with its partners at the City of New Orleans and the Sewerage and Water Board.

For more information on the SELA project:

• Construction Hotline: (877)427-0345

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Rene Poche

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