Mayor – Information – October 2021 – Visitors Advisory: Six Months Closure on Octavia Between Freret and Clara Streets for Full-Depth Recon

NEW ORLEANS – On Monday, October 25 at 7 a.m., climate allowing, the Metropolis of New Orleans contractor, Command Building Industries, will start building on the $5.1M bond-funded Octavia (Freret – Claiborne) full-depth reconstruction venture.

Crews will shut Octavia Avenue between Clara and Freret Streets for roughly six months to securely accommodate the whole reconstruction of the street. Public security is our precedence; Octavia’s residents are knowledgeable by the canvas of the neighborhood.

The brand new roadways, sidewalks and underground utilities (water, sewer and drainage) are anticipated to be accomplished by the summer season of 2022. Usually, Command Building Industries will function from 7 am to five:30 pm from Monday to Friday. If needed, engaged on weekends can be allowed.

A pre-construction neighborhood assembly was held earlier this 12 months; Nevertheless, the beginning of the venture was delayed to permit time to finish the allowing course of with the Louisiana Division of Transportation and Growth for the usage of a laydown space on South Claiborne Avenue close to Octavia Avenue. View a replica of the presentation right here.

The intersections at Octavia Avenue in South Robertson Avenue, Magnolia Avenue and Clara Avenue will shut successively. These intersections will stay open every time potential to reduce the influence on residents. As soon as building is full between Freret and Clara Streets and Octavia Avenue is reopened, the crew will shut and start a full rebuild between Clara Avenue and South Claiborne Avenue.

All through building, there will likely be a number of water service interruptions main to check closures and waterline tie-ins to current water provides. Discover will likely be given to affected residents 48 hours earlier than any water service disruption. Moreover, the contractor will work with residents to help with weekly rubbish assortment on Fridays. If residents require cheap lodging throughout building, they will name the Roadworknola hotline at 504.658.ROAD (7623).

Since Could 2018, DPW has accomplished 99 initiatives with an estimated worth of $282M. Immediately, 69 initiatives are beneath building with an estimated worth of over $600 million.

Questions on this venture or RoadworkNola ought to be directed to 504.658.ROAD (7623) or

With a view to higher serve our residents with extra well timed communication, roadworknola is within the means of constructing our distribution record to supply necessary building updates through textual content messaging. To enroll, you’ll be able to textual content ROADWORK to 77295 or go to and choose the “Roadworks” alert record to create an entire profile.


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