Traffic Advisory: Lane Reductions on South Galvez Street as part of Reconstruction Project

NEW ORLEANS — Tomorrow, June 27, beginning at 7 a.m., City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works construction contractor, Command Construction Industries, LLC, will implement two traffic changes as part of the South Galvez Street Reconstruction Project in Central City. Public safety is our top priority; residents and commuters are reminded to use caution when driving, bicycling and walking near this construction site.

Traffic Change 1: Lane reduction on Toledano Street between South Johnson Street and South Miro Street.

  • Construction crews will implement a lane reduction on Toledano Street between South Johnson Street and South Miro Street to accommodate installation of new underground utilities. The duration of the detour and lane reduction is projected to be about three weeks, but is subject to change pending weather.

Traffic Change 2: Lane reduction on the river side of South Galvez Street between Toledano Street and Washington Avenue.

  • Construction crews will implement a lane reduction on the river side of South Galvez Street between Toledano Street and Washington Avenue to accommodate excavation for a new drainage line. The lane reduction will last for the duration of the project schedule.

The above traffic changes are being implemented in addition to the road closure already in effect on South Galvez Street between Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Toledano Street. Signage and traffic control measures such as barrels will be on-site to direct drivers and pedestrians.

The $5.4 million reconstruction project calls for removing and replacing existing sewer, water and drainage lines, widening the neutral ground, reducing the width of the roadway, paving the travel lanes in concrete, paving the parking lanes in pervious concrete to increase drainage capacity, installing new LED streetlights, installing new sidewalks and installing Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps at intersections.

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