French Quarter Infrastructure Improvements Project (FQIIP)

Project Overview 

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.


updates on Construction    

project documents 

  • Top 5 Lessons Learned
  • French Quarter Safety & Security Traffic Study (Full Report)
  • French Quarter Safety & Security Traffic Study (Executive Summary)
  • French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project (FQIIP) Factsheet 
  • FQIIP Curbside Use and Garbage Corrals Factsheet
  • Solid Waste and Recycling Collection Requirements Factsheet
  • 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) 
  • French Quarter Safety & Security Traffic Study – Public Meeting Presentation (June 28, 2017)
  • French Quarter Safety & Security Traffic Study (Full Report)
  • French Quarter Safety & Security Traffic Study (Executive Summary)
  • French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project - Phase I Factsheet (January 29, 2018)




July 20, 2017              Royal Street 'pedestrian mall' closed during Bourbon construction

June 7, 2017              WDSU: Heads up: More construction, more traffic problems on Bourbon Street

June 7, 2017               WWLTV: Iberville at Bourbon Street to close for 3 weeks

June 7, 2017              WDSU: Bourbon Street at Iberville Street to be closed for three weeks starting Wednesday

June 6, 2017              TP: Iberville Street will be closed to traffic at Bourbon Street for 3 weeks

April 27, 2017            WWLTV: Bourbon St. employees say construction is slowing down more than traffic

April 25, 2017            TP: 9 tips for businesses dealing with the Bourbon Street road work

April 19, 2017            TP: Work to make Bourbon Street 'awesome' begins Monday

March 31, 2017         WVUE: Bourbon St. construction will address smelly conditions, traffic



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