Gov. Nicholls Street sidewalk construction starts Nov. 16; travel lanes narrowed until Dec. 2020

(Photo: The corner of Dauphine and Governor Nicholls streets. | Infrogmation | Wikimedia Commons)
Lanes will be narrowed on Gov. Nicholls Street in the French Quarter starting Monday and until December as city contract workers begin construction on a new sidewalk.

Roadwork will begin in the 1000 block of Gov. Nicholls Street, near the intersection of North Rampart Street, and will progress southward one block at a time towards the French market, according to New Orleans officials.

In addition to narrowed travel lanes, parking in the 400 to 1000 blocks of Gov. Nicholls will be closed to accommodate the sidewalk installation.

Street parking and/or driveway access will be impacted, and residents and visitors must adhere to “no parking” signs on the streets, to avoid being ticketed or towed, according to officials.

Lane closure signs will be posted throughout construction.

“Residents and commuters are reminded to use caution when driving, bicycling and walking near the construction site,” said city spokeswoman LaTonya Norton. “Public safety is our top priority.”

The sidewalk work is being completed as part of the $2 million 2020 French Quarter Sidewalk Improvement Plan, which is being completed by Hard Rock Construction. The work is expected to be completed by late December 2020.

Anyone with questions about this project or RoadworkNOLA should call 504-658 7623 or email