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.

PROJECT PHOTOS

 

UPDATES ON CONSTRUCTION  

 

MAY 22, 2017 - STATUS UPDATE

100 (Canal – Iberville) Anticipated Construction Timeline: Apr. 24 – Jun. 29

  • Completed: Installed 44 linear feet of double barreled drainage lines.
  • Full block closure remains in effect.
  • Ongoing Lane Closures: Travel and parking lane closure on Canal St. from Dorsiere to Bourbon St. will be extended through Friday, June 2. Excavation revealed damaged utility lines requiring repair.
  • The new water lines need to be connected to each “house.” Making the connection calls for disrupting the existing sidewalk at each adjoining property. Expect sidewalk disruptions later this week, weather permitting, as crews connect the new water lines to the existing property. The new connections are not anticipated to disrupt service and access to businesses will be maintained throughout construction.
  • Entergy gas has begun installing the new high pressure gas main on the block.  Service connections will be made as crews work down the block.
  • The project team is preparing to install temporary lighting near the screened project area this week.
  • The sidewalk signage and a large-scale banner encouraging visits to Bourbon St. will be in place this week.
  • Future road closure: The intersection of Iberville and Bourbon St. will be closed to through traffic when all the underground utilities are installed in the 100 block, and crews are beginning to work in the 200 block of Bourbon St. Expect such a closure to last several weeks in June.

 

200 (Iberville – Bienville) Anticipated Construction Timeline: July 5 – August 29

  • Entergy Electric continues duct bank work onsite.

 

300 (Bienville - Conti) Anticipated Construction Timeline: May 15 – Jun. 29

  • Completed: Entergy Gas has installed new connections from the high pressure main.
  • Full block closure remains in effect.
  • Entergy electric crews are pulling existing duct bank lines
  • Crews continue to locate sewer house connections on the lake side of Bourbon St. to determine if conflicts will occur with new drainage/water lines.
  • The project team is preparing to install temporary lighting near the screened project area this week.

 

400 (Conti – St. Louis) Anticipated Construction Timeline: Jul. 5 – Aug. 29

  • Ongoing exploratory work, expect parking lane closures

 

500 (St. Louis - Toulouse) Anticipated Construction Timeline: Sept. 5 – Oct. 26

  • Ongoing exploratory work, expect parking lane closures

 

600 (Toulouse - St. Peter) Anticipated Construction Timeline: Nov. 1 – Dec. 15

  • Ongoing exploratory work

 

700 (St. Peter – St. Ann) Anticipated Construction Timeline: Sept. 5 – Oct. 26

  • Ongoing exploratory work

 

800 (St. Ann - Dumaine) Anticipated Construction Timeline: Nov. 1 – Dec. 15

  •   Ongoing exploratory work

    Archived Status Updates

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

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