Road Closure on Hickory Avenue in Harahan

Published March 7, 2014

NEW ORLEANS –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, and its contractor will close a section of Hickory Avenue in Harahan in order to install a drainage pump as part of the Harahan Pump to the River Project- SELA.

Both lanes of Hickory Avenue, near Harahan Playground, will be closed beginning Monday, March 10, 2014, at 7:00 a.m. and ending Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

Northbound commuters can detour around from 9th Street to Dickory Avenue, Dickory to Dock Street and Dock to Hickory Avenue.

Southbound commuters can detour around from Gardner Street to Dickory Avenue, Dickory to Mounes Street, Mounes to Edwards Avenue, Edwards to Jefferson Highway and Jefferson to Hickory Avenue.

The Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Damage Reduction Project (SELA) reduces the risk of flood damages due to rainfall flooding in Orleans, Jefferson and St. Tammany parishes. The improvements generally support the parishes’ master drainage plans and provide flood risk reduction up to a level associated with a 10-year rainfall event. A 10-year event is basically a rain storm that has a 10% annual probability of occurrence and equates to approximately 9 inches of rain over a 24-hour period for our area.

The Corps continues to work closely with our partners at the state and in Jefferson Parish Government. If at any time there are questions about construction, call the Corps’ toll free Construction Hotline at 877-427-0345.


Rene Poche
After Hours

Release no. 14-013