TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Temporary Roadway Closure on South Carrollton Avenue between Fig Street and Earhart Boulevard

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Sept. 30, 2022


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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Temporary Roadway Closure on South Carrollton Avenue between Fig Street and Earhart Boulevard  

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans today announced Department of Public Works (DPW) contractor, Wallace C. Drennan, Inc., will temporarily close South Carrollton Avenue between Fig Street and Earhart Boulevard to vehicular traffic beginning Monday, Oct. 3 at 7 a.m. and lasting through 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 5, 2022.


The closure will accommodate water line and drainage installation work required as part of the Marlyville-Fontainebleau Group C infrastructure improvement project. Public safety is our top priority; signage and traffic control measures, such as barrels and fencing, will be onsite to direct drivers and pedestrians. 


During this period, traffic will be detoured from Fig Street to Short Street. Traffic will continue as normal northbound on South Carrollton Avenue. Residents in the area have been notified and will be updated every 30 days until the work is completed. In addition, RoadworkNOLA will send out regular text alerts to subscribers throughout the duration of this closure.   

The $15.1 million Marlyville-Fontainebleau Group C Project calls for removing and replacing existing water and drainage lines, repairing the sewer line, repaving the roadway in concrete, installing new sidewalks when necessary and installing American with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps at intersections. The project is scheduled to be completed by summer 2023, weather permitting. 


Since May 2018, DPW has completed 134 projects with an estimated value of $425 million. Today, 57 roadwork projects are under construction with an estimated value of nearly $634 million.  


Please visit for more information. Questions about this project or RoadworkNOLA should be directed to 504.658.ROAD (7623) or    

  To better serve our residents with more timely communication, RoadworkNOLA is in the process of building our distribution list to provide important construction updates through text. To sign up, text ROADWORK to 77295 or go to to create a profile and select the “roadwork” alert list.   


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