Traffic Advisory: Temporary Lane Closure on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans today announced that Department of Public Works (DPW) contractor, Boh Bros Construction Company, LLC, will temporarily close the travel lane adjacent to the neutral ground on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from South Claiborne Avenue to Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard beginning Monday, Jan. 23 at 7 a.m. and lasting through Jan. 30, 2023 to accommodate asphalt paving operations (see map).
Public safety is our top priority; signage and traffic control measures such as barrels and fencing will be onsite to direct drivers and pedestrians. Motorists are advised to use caution during this time as crews and machinery will be operating in the closed lane.
Vehicles parked on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between South Claiborne Avenue and Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard should be moved off the street before Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at 7 a.m. DPW asks that residents adhere to the “no parking” signage on the streets. Vehicles parked in these zones will be ticketed and towed.
The $4.8 million Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (St. Charles Avenue – South Claiborne Avenue) – Patch, Mill, and Overlay project is scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2023, weather permitting.
Since May 2018, DPW has completed 145 projects with an estimated value of $519 million. Today, 55 roadwork projects are under construction with an estimated value of nearly $597 million.
To better serve our residents with more timely communication, RoadworkNOLA is in the process of building our distribution list to provide important construction updates through text messaging. To sign up, text ROADWORK to 77295 or go to ready.nola.gov/alerts to create a profile and select the “roadwork” alert list.
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The City of New Orleans Department of Public Works (DPW) and Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) are working together to implement an unprecedented program to restore our damaged infrastructure. Using local and federal funds, the $2.3 billion program is the most comprehensive that our region has seen in a generation.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ROADWORKNOLA
- More than $2.3 billion worth of DPW/SWBNO work across the City
- Nearly 200 individual projects — every neighborhood will feel this positive impact
- Project schedules coordinated to minimize construction-related impacts
- Economic opportunity for the City’s small and disadvantaged businesses
- Proactive communications so that residents are well informed throughout the program