The Sewerage and Water Board said several construction projects will cause traffic disruptions and low water pressure in parts of New Orleans this week.
There will be a traffic lane shift on Earhart Boulevard at Magnolia Street from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday as crews work on several valves connected to a 30-inch water main.
First, all traffic on Earhart will be shifted to the lakeside lanes while work is performed on the river side. Afterward, traffic will be shifted to the river side while work is performed on the lake side.
A portion of the Lower 9th Ward will experience low water pressure from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday as workers tie in a new water line. The affected areas will be along Alabo Street from North Dorgenois Street to North Derbigny Street and along Melrose Street from Alabo to Roffignac Street.
Residents and businesses in a small section of Uptown will experience low water pressure from 6 p.m. to midnight Thursday as workers tie in a water line. The affected streets will be Chestnut Street from Louisiana Avenue to Amelia Street and Aline Street from Coliseum Street to Camp Street.
A portion of the Warehouse District will experience low water pressure from 11 p.m. Thursday to 4 a.m. Friday as crews repair valves that service the area.
The affected areas will be along Julia Street from Magazine Street to Commerce Street, along Constance Street from Andrew Higgins Drive to Julia, and along Tchoupitoulas Street from Julia Street to Notre Dame Street.
Constance Street from Julia to St. Joseph will be closed to vehicular traffic during this time. Also, the right lane of Tchoupitoulas Street between Julia and Notre Dame will be closed to traffic.
Customers in the 1100 block of Gravier Street between Loyola Avenue and South Rampart Street will experience low water pressure from 11:30 p.m. Thursday to 4 a.m. Friday as workers cut and cap a water main that serves the area.