Entergy Infrastructure Improvement Project (500-800 Bourbon Street) Status Update: August 24, 2018

French Quarter Rally & March: Thursday, August 23, 2018
August 22, 2018
French Quarter parking restrictions & road closures: Friday, August 31-Monday, September 3, 2018
August 24, 2018

Please see the latest update on Entergy’s proactive, accelerated effort to improve utility infrastructure in the 500-800 blocks of Bourbon Street ahead of Phase II of the city’s French Quarter Infrastructure Improvements Project.

Community Meetings

The next bi-weekly community meeting will be held on Thursday, September 6th at 10 a.m. on the corner of Bourbon and St Louis. NOTE: In the event of rain, we will meet at the Bourbon Orleans.  Effective the week of September 10, the City will share the schedule for their bi-weekly conversations on the corner in their first update.

Traffic Status

Labor Day weekend

All Entergy work areas will be safely secured for pedestrian and vehicular traffic. No work activity will occur on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday (August 30th – September 3rd).

All Blocks

  • Beginning August 27th, upcoming work will include daily road closures between 8:00 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Entergy crews will continue to work with providing access to the streets for parking garage access, deliveries, and local traffic.
  • Traffic lanes will be fully open and accessible during non-working hours.
  • There will be intermittent closures at certain intersections over the next few weeks.
  • There will be a closure of St Peter from Royal to Bourbon between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. each day beginning Monday, August 27th  for an expected 5 days through Wednesday, August 29 Police detail will be available to manage traffic issues.

500 Block of Bourbon

  • Electric line crews are nearing completion with the preparation work that will allow continued construction/excavation crew work in this block.
  • Entergy Gas will be excavating in the parking lane on the river side so that gas facilities can be replaced. Water barricades have been established for the safety of crews and the public.
  • Entergy personnel will work with delivery drivers who need to make deliveries, trash pickup and access to parking garages.
  • Work is expected to be completed in this block by September 17th.
  • Police detail will be available to manage traffic issues.
  • Next week, beginning August 27th, expect periodic road closures between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the 500 block for construction activity Monday through Wednesday.

600 Block of Bourbon

  • The current work is expected to be completed in this block by September 17th.
  • Parking lanes will be unavailable while work is being done to underground facilities in the 600 block of Bourbon Street as outlined below.
  • Water barricades from Toulouse towards St. Peter were established on the river side on May 25th.
  • Parking lanes on the 600 block of Bourbon will be closed on the river side in order to allow construction activity to safely proceed and to allow traffic to flow on the lake side after work hours and during time periods where the block is not closed due to construction activity.
  • Entergy personnel will work with delivery drivers who need to make deliveries, trash pickup and access to parking garages.
  • Police detail will be at the corner of Toulouse to manage traffic issues.
  • Next week, beginning August 27th, expect road closures between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the 600 block for construction activity Monday through Wednesday.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email agreen@entergy.com or call 504-670-3624.

 

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