Posted: Feb 20, 2011 10:45 AM
Updated: Feb 20, 2011 10:45 AM
Source: Downtown Development DIstrict
The 100 block of St. Louis Street will close to traffic at North Boulevard beginning Monday for construction of the new Town Square. The closure is projected to last until November.
Motorists will still be able to access both River Center Parking Garages from the portion of St. Louis Street just north of Government Street. Through traffic on St. Louis Street will be diverted east onto Louisiana Avenue just past the parking garages.
The 300 block of Louisiana Avenue between St. Louis and St. Ferdinand streets will be converted to a one-way street for eastbound traffic only during the closure.
City-parish employees and others who park in the lot beneath City Hall, as well as delivery vehicles, will have limited access to the portion of St. Louis Street between Louisiana Avenue and the actual closure near North Boulevard. They will have to exit via Louisiana Avenue.
In addition, the Town Square project will require the closure of the eastbound lanes of the 300 block of North Boulevard between St. Louis and St. Ferdinand streets. Eastbound traffic will be shifted to one lane on the westbound side of North Boulevard for the remainder of the project.
Some on-street parking will be temporarily removed from the streets in the area of closures to help improve traffic flow during the Town Square construction.
The closures are necessary for work on North Boulevard related to the construction of the new Town Square project, which will transform the median of North Boulevard at Third /St. Louis streets into a pedestrian-friendly zone with facilities for concerts and other events.