The Sewerage & Water Board has announced several construction projects that will cause traffic disruptions or low water pressure in parts of New Orleans this week:
Beginning Monday and lasting for about four weeks, the travel lanes on Magazine Street at Jefferson Avenue will shift to allow for permanent restoration of the roadway after drainage work.
Initially, all traffic on Magazine will be shifted to the river side of the intersection while work is performed on the lake side.
Later, traffic will be shifted to the lake side while work is performed on the river side.
Portions of Magazine’s parking lanes will be used for travel lanes during the shift.
A traffic signal will allow eastbound and westbound traffic to flow intermittently.
There will be no parking on Picayune Place in the Central Business District beginning Monday because of preparation work for installation of a new 8-inch water line. There also will be no parking on Gravier Street and Natchez Street across from the Picayune Place intersections to allow for truck access.
Residents and businesses in a small section of Carrollton will experience low water pressure from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday as workers install a new water line in the area. The affected areas will be along Oak Street from Eagle Street to Joliet Street and along Leonidas Street from Zimpel Street to Oak Street.
Customers in the 8700 block of Lake Forest Boulevard between Crowder Boulevard and Bundy Road will experience low water pressure from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday while workers install a sprinkler system.
Residents and businesses on Gravier Street between South Claiborne Avenue and La Salle Street will experience low water pressure from 11:30 p.m. Monday to 6:30 a.m. Tuesday while workers tie in a water main that serves the area.