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Traffic Advisory: Temporary Detour on Marconi Drive Updates

Jun 29
12:30 PM
Traffic Advisory: Temporary Detour on Marconi Drive

Temporary Detour on Marconi Dr between Navarre Ave & Harrison Ave

NEW ORLEANS —The City of New Orleans Department of Public Works (DPW) today announced that they will immediately close Marconi Drive between Navarre and Harrison avenues to all vehicular, pedestrian and bicycle traffic out of an abundance of caution due to an incident. 


This morning, a truck struck the Norfolk Southern Railroad track at the Marconi Underpass, which shifted both a support beam as well as the track. Currently, Norfolk Southern personnel are on site assessing the damage.


During this time, traffic will be detoured as follows: 

  • Lakebound on Marconi: turn left onto Navarre, right onto Canal, right on Harrison and left onto Marconi Drive 
  • Riverbound on Marconi: turn right onto Harrison, left onto Canal, left on Navarre and right onto Orleans Avenue

Marconi Detour‚Äč


Public safety is our top priority; signage and traffic control measures will be in place to facilitate safe movement at all times. The detour will be lifted once the roadway is secure for public access.   


Please visit for more information. Questions about this project or RoadworkNOLA should be directed to 504.658.ROAD (7623) or


To better serve residents with more timely communication, RoadworkNOLA is in the process of building a distribution list to provide important construction updates through text messaging. To sign up, text ROADWORK to 77295, or go to to create a profile and select the “roadwork” alert list. 

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