Lane shifts and reductions to occur on section of Claiborne Avenue for SELA work

Published May 20, 2014

NEW ORLEANS - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District and its contractors will temporarily reduce and shift lanes on South Claiborne Avenue for work related to the Southeast Louisiana Drainage Project (SELA).

Beginning Thursday, May 22, 2014, travel lanes on South Claiborne Avenue, between Fern Street and Dante Street, will be reduced to two-lanes each way. In addition to the lane reductions, west and east bound lanes will be shifted to the existing east-bound lanes.

There will be a local access lane provided for businesses and residents located along the north side of South Claiborne Avenue. Signage will be provided for business access.

The existing Carrollton Avenue and South Claiborne Avenue bus stops for the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) and Jefferson Transit (JeT) will be relocated between Fern Street and Burdette Street. A temporary pedestrian signal light will be installed at Fern Street to allow passengers to cross South Claiborne Avenue safely.

Work is for drainage box culvert installation between Short Street and Dublin Street and is expected to be complete in July 2015.

Throughout construction, the Corps will continue to work closely with its partners at RTA, JeT, and the Department of Public Works for the City of New Orleans. All SELA work in Orleans Parish is scheduled to be complete in 2018.

Rene Poche
After Hours

Release no. 14-031