NEW ORLEANS -- Beginning Monday, Nov. 9 and running through Tuesday, Nov. 17, weather permitting, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. crews are working on South Genois Street, from Calliope Street to Howard Avenue and on South Telemachus Street from Euphrosine Street to Howard Avenue as the company continues the technological upgrade to its electric power transmission system. Work on these segments will include a component crossing Interstate 10.
Multiple Entergy crews with bucket trucks and cranes 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 South Genois or South Telemachus. Instead of using South Genois and South Telemachus, drivers should use Drexel Drive or Howard.
· During the critical "pull" work, all automobile, bicycle and pedestrian traffic will be prohibited on South Genois from Calliope to Howard and on South Telemachus from Euphrosine to Howard. In addition, Euphrosine and Dixon streets will be closed to thru traffic at South Genois and South Telemachus and no parking will be allowed on either side of South Genois or South Telemachus during the pull. There will be safe/guarded crossings at Drexel and Howard.
Beginning Saturday, Nov. 14 and running through Sunday, Nov. 15, weather permitting, Entergy New Orleans, Inc. crews will be working on transmission lines crossing Interstate 10 at South Genois and South Telemachus streets. Work on the lines will include short, intermittent closures of I-10 at the Carrollton Interchange near Xavier University both days from 6-10 a.m.
· Police will stop I-10 traffic in both directions.
· Message boards will alert motorists to the closure.
· Traffic controls will be in place at on-ramps.
Along with the signage and notifications for drivers, residents and customers in the impacted area have received specific information about the transmission line replacement procedure and how it will affect them.