Roadwork ahead: Temporary lane shifts planned for Paris Avenue
The City of New Orleans today announced that beginning Monday (Jan. 16), the lakebound lanes in the 5200 block of Paris Avenue will temporarily close to accommodate drainage work as part of the Gardena Drive (St. Bernard Avenue – Paris Avenue) construction project.
Lakebound traffic will be shifted to a single lane of riverbound traffic for one block to accommodate vehicles in both directions in the 5200 block of Paris Avenue (see map). The closure and lane shift will remain in effect through 5:30 p.m. on Jan. 30.
Residents and businesses in this area were notified of the closure through a neighborhood canvass, the Mayor’s Office stated in a press release. During this time, there will be large trucks and heavy equipment hauling materials in the area.
Residents and commuters are reminded to use caution when driving, bicycling and walking near the construction site.
The $7.2 million Gardena Drive project was designed by Arcadis and is being constructed by Beverly Construction, Inc. Click here to view the community meeting presentation and map of the project. The scope of work varies by block but includes repairing sewage, water, and drainage lines, rebuilding the street entirely and repairing sidewalks and curbs.
In general, the contractor is working from 7 a.m. until sunset, Monday through Friday. The entire project is scheduled to be complete by the spring of 2023, weather permitting.
To sign up for construction alerts, residents should text ROADWORK to 77295 or go to ready.nola.gov/alerts to create a whole profile and select the “roadwork” alert list.