Construction closes busy Uptown intersection

Construction closes busy Uptown intersection

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The closure of a busy Uptown intersection may cause some traffic headaches.

The intersection of Freret and Napoleon Avenue will close Thursday. It will remain closed for approximately two months as part of the Southeast Louisiana Drainage Project.

Drivers on Napoleon will be able to cross Freret, but they will not be able to turn onto the street. Drivers on Freret will not be able to cross Napoleon.

Neighbors say construction can be frustrating, but say they know it will benefit the area.

"It is very important for the city and we understand that," explained John Michael Rowland, Gen. Manager of Superior Seafood. "[It] is going to bring more commerce to the city in the long run."

Uptown parades will continue along traditional routes. In advance of parades, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will suspend construction along Napoleon and Jefferson Avenues and it will fence off sections of the neutral ground.

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