French Quarter Infrastructure Improvements Project (FQIIP)

The City of New Orleans and Sewerage & Water Board began a $6M repair of Bourbon Street surface and underground infrastructure as part of the Citywide Public Safety Improvement Program on April 24, 2017. Work will take approximately nine months to complete.

 

PRESENTATIONS  

  • Bourbon St. Repairs – Planning Meeting Presentation (March 31, 2017)
  • French Quarter Traffic Study Presentation (April 4, 2017)
  • French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project – Public Meeting Presentation (April 18, 2017) 

 

FACTSHEETS

  • French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project (FQIIP) Factsheet
  • FQIIP Curbside Use and Garbage Corrals Factsheet
  • Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Requirements Factsheet

 

UPDATES ON CONSTRUCTION  

- FIRST 30 DAYS - 

Weeks 1 & 2 (Beginning April 24) – Construction Activities

  • Hard Rock LLC mobilizing for construction
    • Installing fence (April 24) on the 100 block of  Bourbon Street ONLY from Canal to Iberville (closure will extend one lane into the intersection at Iberville & Bourbon)
  • Entergy (Boh Brothers) mobilizing for construction
  • Crews will be preparing to saw cut trenches for new underground electrical conduit, a new water line, and a new high pressure gas line
  • Crews performing exploratory trenching in the 100 block of Bourbon and possibly the 200 and 300 blocks of Bourbon to confirm the locations of underground utilities:   
    • Trenches will be approximately two feet wide and extend the width of the street; depth of the trenches will vary; trenches will be filled in each night with temporary asphalt  
    • At least one travel lane will remain open at all times in 200 and 300 blocks
    • No new trenching outside of the 100 block will be done on April 28 & 29

Week 3 & 4 (Beginning May 15) – Construction Activities

  • Installing fence (May 15) on the 300 block of  Bourbon Street from Bienville to Conti (closure will extend one lane into the intersection at Conti & Bourbon)
  • Crews will begin trench work in the 100 block of Bourbon St for the installation of new underground electrical conduit, a new water line, and a new high pressure gas line.
  • Crews may continue performing exploratory trenching in the 200 and 300 blocks of Bourbon:   
    • Trenches will be approximately two feet wide and extend the width of the street; depth of the trenches will vary; trenches will be filled in each night with temporary asphalt  
    • One lane will remain open at all times in 200 block
    • No new trenching outside of the 100 block will be done on May 4, 5 & 6

 

CONCEPTUAL DRAWINGS

 

 

 


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