Temporary closure of Almonaster Ave. NB at Florida Ave. with detour on Florida Ave.

Published May 28, 2020

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District will temporarily close Almonaster Ave. northbound at Florida Ave. and apply traffic control restrictions on Florida Ave. between Franklin Ave. and Almonaster Ave.

The closure will be in effect Monday, June 1 through Saturday, August 1, 2020 to allow for installation of a 50” water transmission line.

The temporary closure is related to utility relocations needed for construction of new box culverts to enhance drainage in the area as part of the SELA project.

Throughout construction, the Army Corps will continue to coordinate closures with its partners at the City of New Orleans and the Sewerage & Water Board.

For more information on the SELA project:


Rene Poche

Release no. 20-035