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Update: City progresses on Jackson Avenue infrastructure upgrades, road closures begin

Construction is to be completed by Spring of 2017

Last April, the City of New Orleans announced that Jackson Avenue will undergo a repaving project, which would replace aging asphalt, reduce car lanes to one each direction, and add a bike lane.

Construction will be conducted by Hard Rock Construction, LLC, contracted by New Orleans’ Department of Public Works. The upgrades are expected to be completed by the end of Spring of 2017.

Between Wednesday, January 4, and Monday, January 16, the city will temporarily close and repave Jackson Avenue between Claiborne and St. Charles Avenue. One travel lane will be closed at a time during construction.

Construction will take place between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. In the mean time, the city has released a map of how traffic will be detoured during parts of the construction in the next two weeks.

Jackson Avenue Detour Map

At the end of the infrastructure upgrade, Jackson Avenue will be repaved from S. Claiborne Avenue to Tchopitoulas Street. Each direction of traffic will have one wide travel lane, and a 6-foot bike lane. According to city officials, the avenue will resemble Esplanade Avenue once completed.