Major traffic restrictions, detours start Thursday on Broad Street

NEW ORLEANS — Broad Street near Gravier Street will be a major headache from tomorrow through mid-December.

The city announced today that traffic restrictions and detours will start at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Following are the restrictions and detours outlined by the city:

Phase 1
Beginning tomorrow until Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 5 a.m., the S. Broad Street lake-bound lane at Gravier Street will be closed to vehicular traffic to facilitate installation of underground drainage utilities. Construction crews will be onsite working throughout this road closure.

The underground utility work is part of the Gravier Street reconstruction project. Traffic on the downtown side of the Broad Street Bridge will be narrowed to one lane and then diverted on to the Poydras Street off ramp, on to S. Galvez Street, on to Tulane Avenue, and then back on to S. Broad Street. Uptown-bound traffic on the Broad Street Bridge will not be impacted by this closure.

Detour map courtesy city of New Orleans

Detour map courtesy city of New Orleans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phase 2

From Nov. 15 until Nov. 28, vehicular traffic on both sides of S. Broad Street at Gravier Street will be impacted. The inside lanes, on either side of S. Broad Street, closest to the neutral ground, will be closed. Two travel lanes in both directions will be maintained on S. Broad Street through the work zone.

Detour map courtesy city of New Orleans

Detour map courtesy city of New Orleans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phase 3

From Nov. 28 until Dec. 12, vehicular traffic on both sides of S. Broad Street at Gravier Street will be impacted. The two outside travel lanes, on either side of S. Broad Street, furthest from the neutral ground, will be closed. One travel lane, in both directions will be maintained on S. Broad Street through the work zone.

Lake bound Gravier Street traffic will be diverted to the Poydras Street off-ramp to Perdido Street and then S. White Street. Commuters should follow the posted detour signs.

South Broad Street will not be accessible from the Poydras Street on-ramp. Commuters should plan to take S. Galvez Street to Tulane Avenue in order to reach S. Broad Street lake-bound.