The New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board has announced a number of traffic and water-pressure disruptions expected on Monday and Tuesday:
From Monday until Jan. 25, Freret Street will be closed to vehicular traffic at Jefferson Avenue for installation of a sewer line as part of the $55.9 million SELA-Jefferson Avenue-Phase I Project.
Traffic traveling downtown on Freret will not be able to access Jefferson Avenue and will be detoured at Nashville Avenue and Octavia Street. Traffic traveling uptown on Freret will be able to turn north or south onto Jefferson but will not be able to cross Jefferson. The closure will not affect north and south traffic on Jefferson.
Residents and businesses in part of the Lower 9th Ward will experience low water pressure from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday while workers tie in a new water line that serves the area.
The affected areas will be along Reynes Street and Forstall Street between North Galvez and North Derbigny; North Roman Street between Forstall and Reynes; North Johnson Street between Reynes and Lizardi; Forstall Street between Galvez and North Dorgenois; North Miro Street between Reynes and Lizardi; North Rocheblave Street between Forstall and Andry; Lizardi Street between Galvez and Rocheblave; and North Tonti Street between Forstall and Lizardi.
On Tuesday, the Lower 9th Ward work will cause low water pressure from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. along North Galvez Street between Forstall and Andry; Lizardi Street between North Derbigny and North Tonti; and Forstall Street between North Galvez and North Dorgenois.
Residents and businesses on St. Roch Avenue between North Johnson Street and North Miro Street will experience low water pressure from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday as workers install a new water line.
Customers in the 6500 block of Virgilian Street between Dwyer Boulevard and West Laverne Street will experience low water pressure from 8 a.m. to noon Monday as workers install a tap on a water line that serves the area.
Residents and businesses on parts of Louisiana Avenue will experience low water pressure from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday as workers tie in a new water main. The affected streets will be Louisiana Avenue between St. Charles Avenue and Camp Street and Coliseum Street between Louisiana Avenue and Sixth Street.
Finally, residents and businesses on Cherry Street between Olive Street and Airline Highway will experience low water pressure from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday as workers replace a fire hydrant.