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March 2, 2023 | From City of New Orleans

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Temporary Lane Closure at 1400 Block of St. Charles Avenue

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans today announced that beginning this morning, March 2, until 5:30 p.m., Department of Public Works (DPW) construction contractor, Boh Bros Construction Company, LLC, will temporarily close alternating uptown bound travel lane on the 1400 block of Saint Charles Avenue approaching Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to accommodate asphalt paving operations. 

Public safety is our top priority; signage and traffic control measures, such as barrels and fencing, will be onsite to direct drivers and pedestrians. Motorists are advised to use caution during this time, as crews and machinery will be operating in the closed lane.  

Vehicles parked on the 1600-1800 blocks of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between Saint Charles Avenue and Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard should be moved off the street, and DPW asks that residents please adhere to the “no parking” signage on the streets. Vehicles parked in these zones will be ticketed and towed. Residents have been notified by community canvass and text alerts. 

The $4.8 million Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (St. Charles Avenue – South Claiborne Avenue) Patch, Mill and Overlay project is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2023, weather permitting.   

Since May 2018, DPW has completed 145 projects with an estimated value of $519 million. Today, 55 roadwork projects are under construction with an estimated value of nearly $597 million.  

Please visit roadwork.nola.gov for more information. Questions about this project or RoadworkNOLA should be directed to 504.658.ROAD (7623) or [email protected].  

To better serve our residents with more timely communication, RoadworkNOLA is in the process of building our distribution list to provide important construction updates through text messaging. To sign up, text ROADWORK to 77295 or go to ready.nola.gov/alerts to create a profile and select the “roadwork” alert list.  

 

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