News & Highlights

Streetcar Crossovers at LA, Napoleon and Jefferson To Close


Attached is information regarding upcoming work on St. Charles Avenue and LA Avenue, Napoleon and Jefferson intersections related to SELA that will begin on June 1st.

Additionally, on June 1st, the intersection of Jefferson Ave. and St. Charles Ave. will be closed. Vehicular traffic traveling northbound on Jefferson Ave. will not be able to cross St. Charles Ave. Traffic wishing to continue north on Jefferson Ave. or west on St. Charles Ave. will be detoured to Leontine St. This closure will be in place for the three month duration with intermittent openings where possible.

Next Tuesday, the Sewerage and Water Board is hosting a public meeting to discuss this work. Corps personnel will be present. The meeting will take place at the Lyons Recreation Center Gymnasium, 624 Louisiana Ave. at 6:00 p.m. A flyer for this meeting is attached.

Unrelated to SELA work, the Sewerage and Water Board is performing sewer line repairs on Jefferson Ave. From Tuesday, May 26th to Friday, May 29th, northbound Jefferson Ave. from Pitt St. to St. Charles Ave. will be closed. For questions about this work, please call the S&WB at 504-529-2837.

Please let me know if you have questions or comments.


Caitlin E. Campbell
Public Affairs – Contractor
US Army Corps of Engineers
7400 Leake Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118
504.862.2545 desk
504.202.6890 bb


St Charles Press Release FINAL

Meeting 5-26-15 Notice-2


Informational Meeting on SELA Drainage and RTA projects Affecting LA Avenue


The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans and the

United States Army Corps of Engineers 

invite you to attend an informational meeting to discuss

upcoming New Orleans Regional Transit Authority streetcar work

and the status of drainage improvements on Louisiana

Avenue, Napoleon Avenue, and Jefferson Avenue.


TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2015

6:00 P.M.

Lyons Recreation Center Gymnasium

624 Louisiana Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70115

Refreshments will be served.

Parking is permitted on Louisiana Avenue in the

angled parking spots. Parking is restricted along the

Tchoupitoulas Street side of the Lyons Recreation Center.

SELA Meeting 5-26-15 Notice

Garden District Association Renovator Awards Presented


The Garden District is pleased to announce its 2015 Renovator Award Winners:

2621 Prytania St.  Owners:  Brian and Kathryn Echard   Nominated by Louise Ripley

1140 Jackson Avenue  Owners: Harvey Wier and mother Nan Wier    Nominated by Lindsay Woolf

1400 Eighth Street  Owners: Richard W. Awtrey and Jason Strealy    Nominated by Liz Creel

Winners were presented with an award at last week’s Annual Membership meeting at Liz and Terry Creels.  Congratulations to all and thank you for making a significant contribution to the neighborhood.

Click here for more information.      2015 Renovator Awards 

If you are interested in making your neighborhood safer, come join us!


Building A Safer Community 

Garden District Security District

Security Fair

Saturday, May 16 

10 til noon

McGehee School Auditorium

2343 Prytania (enter under the red awning) 

Vendors from the security industry will be on hand to display and discuss cameras, alarms, exterior lighting and other measures we can all take to make the neighborhood safer. Please join us. 

Road Work Delay on Prytania near Milan


Touro – Recovery Roads Construction Status Update – April 20, 2015

The Department of Public Works’ construction contractor, Durr Heavy Construction, LLC, as part of the Recovery Roads – Touro – construction project, continues restoring Hurricane Katrina related sub-surface road, and sidewalk damages from Napoleon Ave. to Toledano St. and St. Charles Ave. to Magazine St. 

Work to install a new waterline on the 4100 block of Prytania St., between Milan St. and Marengo St. has been delayed due to unforeseen underground utility conflicts. The Department of Public Works coordinated with multiple agencies to determined Entergy services lines needed to be relocated before waterline replacement work could resume. Beginning April 27, 2015 and lasting approximately two weeks, Entergy is scheduled to install a new high pressure gas line. Waterline installation work is scheduled to resume the week of May 11, 2015 and is anticipated to last through early June 2015


A majority of sidewalk repairs are completed. The remaining repairs are at locations where root pruning and tree bridging work is required. Work to install Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps is 60% complete. This week crews will continue working at locations where demolition work has already occurred.


Road repairs are 55% completed. This week crews continue performing asphalt and concrete roadway repairs throughout the neighborhood.

In general, crews will be working from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday work may also be granted throughout the project area if necessary. Residents are reminded to use caution when driving, bicycling and walking near active construction sites.

The full list of repairs planned in the Touro area is available on the City’s Recovery Roads website:

Thank you for your continued patience.

Kristen Sawyer

Community Outreach Specialist

Department of Public Works

New Orleans City Hall

1300 Perdido Street | Rm 6w03 | New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone:   504.658.8483

Mobile: 504.914.8042