Lane shift to occur on Nashville Avenue near Prytania Street
NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans District, and its contractors will temporarily close travel lanes on Jefferson Avenue between Perrier Street and St. Charles Avenue and shift travel lanes on Nashville Avenue for work related to the Southeast Louisiana Drainage Project (SELA)
Beginning Thursday, January 8, 2015, the northbound travel lane on Jefferson Avenue at Perrier Street will be closed. Northbound traffic will be diverted east at Coliseum Street. Currently, the southbound travel lane is closed for drainage box culvert construction. The northbound lane closure is to allow the contractor to install steel sheet piles and jet grout for future drainage box culvert construction at Perrier Street.
Beginning Thursday, January 8, 2015, the northbound travel lane on Jefferson Avenue at the north side of St. Charles Avenue will be closed. The northbound travel lane will be diverted east on St. Charles Avenue. Currently, the southbound travel lane is closed for drainage box culvert construction. The northbound closure is to allow the contractor to construct a drainage manhole and drain line into the new drainage box culvert.
Beginning Thursday, January 8, 2014, a lane shift will occur on Nashville Avenue at Prytania Street to allow for installation of the jet grout foundation for a new drainage box culvert. One travel lane will remain open in each direction. Parking lanes on Nashville Avenue between Pitt Street and Perrier Street will be removed to accommodate the traffic shift.
The Jefferson Avenue lane closures will be in effect for approximately six weeks; however, the contractor will take all measures to reopen northbound lanes of Jefferson Avenue before parades begin for Mardi Gras 2015. The Nashville Avenue lane shift will be in effect for approximately six months.
Throughout construction, The Corps will continue to work closely with its partners at the City of New Orleans. For questions or comments, please call the SELA Construction Hotline at 504-585-2450.
Release no. 14-069