June 5, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Temporary Lane Reduction on North Claiborne Avenue from Saint Roch Avenue to Arts Street

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NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans today announced that beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, June 12, weather permitting, the Department of Public Works (DPW) construction contractor Command Construction Industries, LLC will close the 1400 block of Mandeville Street from North Robertson Avenue to North Villere Street in order to perform a drain line tie-in (see map). All travel lanes will reopen by 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 13.

Public safety is top priority; signage and traffic control measures, such as barrels and fencing, will be onsite to direct drivers and pedestrians. 

This temporary disruption of services is part of the $18.5 million St. Roch Drainage Upgrades joint infrastructure project with DPW and the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans.

Once complete, residents will experience an overall improved quality of life as the project will improve subsurface drainage capacity between local streets and trunk lines and install green infrastructure, such as retention/detention basins and bioswales. This work is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funded Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)’s Leveraged Gray/Green Infrastructure projects and is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2024. Click here to view the community meeting presentation and map of the project.

Since May 2018, DPW has completed 192 projects at an estimated value of $863 million. Today, 55 roadwork projects are under construction at an estimated value of nearly $793 million.

For more information, visit Questions about this project or RoadworkNOLA should be directed to 504.658.ROAD (7623) or    
To better serve residents with more timely communication, RoadworkNOLA is in the process of building a distribution list to provide important construction updates through text messaging. To sign up, text "ROADWORK" to 77295 or go to to create a profile and select the “roadwork” alert list.   


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The City of New Orleans Department of Public Works (DPW) and Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) are working together to implement an unprecedented program to restore our damaged infrastructure. Using local and federal funds, the $2.3 billion program is the most comprehensive that our region has seen in a generation.