Section of Napoleon Avenue to be reduced to one lane each way as part of SELA Uptown work

Published March 7, 2014

NEW ORLEANS –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, and its contractors will temporarily close one northbound and one southbound travel lane on Napoleon Avenue for utility installation being constructed for the Southeast Louisiana Drainage Project (SELA).

Beginning Monday, March 10, 2014, Napoleon Avenue from Carondelet Street to just south of Prytania Street will be reduced to one travel land in each direction. The Corps contractor began installing No Parking signs between the curb and sidewalk along Napoleon on the northbound and southbound lanes beginning yesterday, March 6, 2014.

Southbound: Heading southbound (riverbound) on Napoleon, the inside (left) lane will be closed and traffic will be shifted to the right travel lane. This will be a continuation of the traffic control in place for the Napoleon Phase II project at Carondelet.

Northbound: Heading northbound (lakebound) on Napoleon, the outside (right) travel lane and parking lane will be closed and traffic will be shifted to the inside (left) lane. There will be a transition from the inside travel land to the outside travel lane that will be installed just north of Carondelet Street.

The utility installation is anticipated to take two months.

The Corps will continue to work closely with its partners at the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority and the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans on the SELA program. All scheduled SELA work in Orleans Parish should be finished in 2018.

Rene Poche
After Hours

Release no. 14-014