April 3, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

Traffic Advisory: Ongoing Temporary Roadway Closures on 1500 Melpomene Street

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NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans today announced that the Department of Public Works' (DPW) contractor Fleming Construction Co, LLC will be performing temporary roadway closures on the 1500 block of Melpomene Street starting Thursday, April 4, lasting approximately two weeks, to accommodate removal of the concrete median for the Central City Group B Project.

During this time, crews will be working to remove the center concrete median which will restrict vehicle traffic traveling through 1500 Melpomene Street. In order to establish a safe working environment for crews and equipment, traffic will be temporarily detoured on Monday through Friday during the work hours of 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Lanes will be re-opened to vehicle traffic at the close of each workday.

Vehicle traffic traveling on Melpomene Street and continuing to St. Charles Avenue will detour and turn left on Prytania Street, followed by a right on Terpsichore Street to reach St. Charles Avenue. Vehicle traffic traveling on Melpomene Street and continuing to Prytania Street will detour and turn left on St. Charles Avenue and then continue right on Thalia Street to reach Melpomene Street.

Public safety is top priority; therefore, 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 road closures and detours will be in effect. Residents and businesses in this area have been notified of the closure through a neighborhood canvass.

The $18.4 million Central City Group B Project was designed by GreenPoint Engineering and is being constructed by Fleming Construction Co, LLC. Click here to view the community meeting presentation and map of the project. The scope of work varies by block but includes repairing sewage, water, and drainage line, as well as rebuilding the street entirely and repairing sidewalks and curbs. In general, the contractor is working from 7 a.m. until sunset, Monday through Friday. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by Summer 2025, weather permitting.  

Since May 2018, DPW has completed 186 projects with an estimated value of $765 million. Today, 55 roadwork projects are under construction with an estimated value of nearly $781 million.

Please visit for more information. Questions about this project or RoadworkNOLA should be directed to 504.658.ROAD (7623) or  

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


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