The 4100 block of Prytania Street between Milan and Marengo streets will be closed to vehicular access for approximately eight weeks beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, city officials said.

The closure will allow workers to excavate a portion of the roadway, replace damaged or leaking water lines and drain lines, place fill material beneath the roadway and repave the roadway.

A new water line is being installed as part of the FEMA-funded Recovery Roads Program designed to restore subsurface utilities and roadways damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Construction at the site began in March but was delayed to allow Entergy to relocate nearby gas lines.

During construction, there will be no access to driveways in the block, and on-street parking will be prohibited. Residents have been informed about the planned work.

Construction crews will be working weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Work on Saturdays may occur when necessary.