NEW ORLEANS -- A series of lane closures along St. Charles Avenue will begin Thursday, March 9.

The first closure will include the 'low' lanes of the Eastbound (sidewalk side) of St. Charles Avenue from Louisiana Avenue to Third Street. This closure begins at 7:30 a.m. and will last about a week.

Crews will be repaving the road, installing ramps at intersections and repairing water and sewage lines. Residents and commuters are reminded to use caution when driving, bicycling and walking in the project area.

Immediately following the eastbound low lane closure, there will be lane closures on both the east and westbound high lanes (median sides) that will remain in place until May 30.

The project is expected to cost $4.3 million and includes repaving the asphalt roadway from curb-to-curb, installing American with Disabilities Act-compliant curbs, installing ramps at intersections and replacing or repairing damaged underground water, sewer and drainage lines.

For questions or concerns about the project, please contact RoadworkNOLA at 504-658-ROAD or visit us on the web at, on Twitter @roadworknola, and Facebook at