The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans said Tuesday (Dec. 20) the Napoleon Avenue neutral ground from Constance to Carondelet streets will be available for parade goers in time for the Krewe of Oshun, the first parade to roll Uptown Feb. 17 at 6 p.m.
Officials said a majority of the work is already complete in the area. The Army Corps of Engineers posted video to Facebook showing the completed box culvert beneath Napoleon. Now, crews must perform curb work and roadway restoration. The S&WB said sod will cover most, if not all, of the neutral ground by early next year.
Construction work began in October 2013. As of March, officials had targeted the $55.1 million project to be done by November 2016.
Maria Clark contributed to this article for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune.