February 16, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

Traffic Advisory: Temporary Lane Closures on Franklin Avenue

Traffic Advisory: Temporary Lane Closures on Franklin Avenue


NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans today announced that beginning Tuesday, Feb. 20, weather permitting, Department of Public Works (DPW) contractor, Command Construction Industries, LLC, will shift existing lane closures on Franklin Avenue, from Mithra Street to Frankfort Street, for north and southbound vehiclular traffic to accommodate construction on the Milneburg Group A construction project.

During this time, crews will be completing roadway repairs on the exterior lanes, which will limit traffic to one interior lane in each direction between Mithra Street and Frankfort Street. There will be temporary closures to intersection crossovers along Franklin Avenue as crews are working. The temporary lane closure will begin at approximately 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20 and will remain in effect for approximately four weeks. Residents in this area were notified of the closure through a neighborhood canvassing effort. 

The $15.4 million Milneburg Group A project was designed by Mott MacDonald, Inc., and is being constructed by Command Construction Industries, 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 lines, 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 completed by the summer of 2024, weather permitting. 

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Since May 2018, DPW has completed 174 projects with an estimated value of $771 million. Today, 54 roadwork projects are under construction with an estimated value of nearly $609 million.


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