Tree trimming to take place on Napoleon Avenue

Published Jan. 10, 2014

Work is part of SELA Uptown work

NEW ORLEANS –Tree trimming operations will start Monday, January 13, 2014 on Napoleon Avenue and is scheduled to last for approximately two weeks. Work will take place on Napoleon Avenue between Carondelet Street and Laurel Street. The work is part of the Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Damage Reduction Project (SELA).

Trimming will be done to oak trees located along the sidewalk of Napoleon Ave between Carondelet St and Laurel St. The trees will be trimmed to provide clearance needed for traffic shifting to the parking lanes in both river and lake bound lanes, as well as for construction in the neutral ground.

All work is reviewed by the Corps, the contractor, New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board and New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways. The trimming will be performed by a licensed arborist.

Work will begin at Carondelet in the river bound lanes proceeding south to Laurel, then shift to the lake bound lanes working north back to Carondelet. Work will then be shifted to the neutral ground, trimming then shaping the branches required for canal construction.

All SELA work on Napoleon Avenue is scheduled to be complete by the fall of 2016.

Rene Poche
After Hours

Release no. 14-003