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NEW ORLEANS -- Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8 and running through Friday, Sept. 18 weather permitting, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. crews will be working on Magazine Street, from Leake Avenue to State Street, as the company continues the technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system.
Multiple Entergy crews with bucket trucks and cranes will conduct work in stages and traffic will be blocked at the site of each steel transmission pole. Here's a breakdown:
· When "pre-pull" and "post-pull" work is underway, there will be rotating traffic closures and no parking will be allowed on either side of Magazine Street. East Drive also will experience rotating traffic closures to accommodate this work. Instead of using Magazine, drivers should use State and Broadway streets, Henry Clay Avenue and St. Charles Avenue. Residents, Audubon Zoo employees/visitors and Country Club employees/visitors will be allowed entrance via Leake.
· During the critical "pull" work, all automobile, bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be prohibited on Magazine from Leake to State. In addition, Audubon, Webster, Calhoun and Walnut streets and East Drive will be closed to thru traffic at Magazine and no parking will be allowed on either side of Magazine during the pull. There will be a safe/guarded crossing at Henry Clay. When safety permits, residents, Audubon Zoo employees/visitors and Country Club employees/visitors will be allowed entrance via Leake.
Customers in the impacted areas have received specific information about the transmission line replacement procedure in advance. Customer service representatives will continue reaching out to impacted customers while work is in progress.