NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District is making Mardi Gras parade preparations for the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project (SELA) green space restoration project on Napoleon Avenue (S. Claiborne Ave to Laurel).
Construction began in November with areas affected by Uptown Mardi Gras parades prioritized. A new curvilinear walkway and 58 of the 115 total trees having been installed in the project area. To protect the new infrastructure, temporary barriers are being placed prior to the mid-February parades. The public can expect safety fencing and netting around the perimeter of newly planted trees for the purpose of protection against both pedestrian traffic as well as beads. As an additional consideration for fresh topsoil, sod, and concrete the Corps asks the public to avoid parking or driving vehicles on the median for any reason.
For more information on the SELA project:
Release no. 20-008