Temporary closure to occur on Magazine Street at Louisiana Avenue

Published July 2, 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, will temporarily close a portion of Magazine Street at Louisiana Avenue for work related to the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project (SELA).                                          

Weather dependent, on Thursday, July 5, 2018, and lasting for approximately one month, Magazine Street will be closed on the uptown side or west side of Louisiana Avenue. During the closure, traffic traveling downtown (east) on Magazine Street will be detoured prior to reaching Louisiana Avenue. Traffic traveling uptown (west) on Magazine Street will be able to access Louisiana Avenue. Two-way traffic on Louisiana Avenue will be maintained.

During the closure, signage directing pedestrians and vehicles will be in place. There will be a pedestrian crossover on Louisiana Avenue near Magazine Street to facilitate foot traffic.

The closure is for roadway reconstruction at the intersection. The Louisiana Avenue, SELA project stretches from S. Claiborne Avenue to Constance Street and is scheduled to be complete later this year.

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

Release no. 18-016