Construction will close a stretch of Prytania Street for an entire year, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Starting April 21, Prytania Street will be closed between Joseph Street and Nashville Avenue in both directions, due to culvert installation.

Thru traffic is being diverted to Nashville Avenue.

The construction is related to the Southeast Louisiana Drainage Project.

All work on that project is scheduled to be finished by 2018.