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Traffic Advisory: Temporary Parking Lane Closure at S. Claiborne Ave. from Louisiana Ave. – Third St.

For Immediate Release: Friday, December 1, 2023 2:21 PM

NEW ORLEANS — Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) contractor Cycle Construction, will be implementing a temporary parking lane closure on South Claiborne Avenue (riverside) between Louisiana Avenue and Third Street for the next month.  Starting in January 2024, South Claiborne Avenue (riverside) traffic will be reduced to two lanes and will slightly divert to use the parking lane until about October 2024.  These closures are necessary to accommodate waterline installation work as part of the South Claiborne Transmission Main construction project.  Signage and traffic control measures such as barrels and fencing are on onsite to direct drivers and pedestrians.

Motorists are advised to use caution as large trucks and heavy machinery will be hauling materials in the area. As construction continues in the area, SWBNO outreach will update the public as the project progresses.

We appreciate your patience as we upgrade your water system.

Transmission Main Projects

The replacement of the 48- inch water transmission main in the 2800 block of S. Claiborne Ave (TM011 - S Claiborne at 3rd) is the 6th Transmission Main Project that SWBNO has replaced since 2021.  This transmission main program is funded by FEMA and managed by SWBNO in cooperation with the City of New Orleans as part of the Joint Infrastructure Recovery Roads (JIRR) Program.   

There are five future transmission main projects scheduled. These projects are needed to proactively replace water lines as part of SWBNO’s commitment to infrastructure resiliency and reliability, as outlined in our five-year strategic plan.

Questions about this project or Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans should be directed to 504-52-WATER (92837) or 

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