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Water Dogz Honored for Big Texas Win

May 25, 2017

Water Dogz Honored for Big Texas Win

It was all smiles at Sewerage & Water Board’s monthly Board meeting earlier this month. The S&WB Water Dogz received yet another operations team victory, this time in Texas. This is their third state championship win.  

Sewerage and Water Board Wins Two Awards in March 2017

April 26, 2017

Sewerage and Water Board Wins Two Awards in March 2017

In March 2017 the Sewerage and Water Board was awarded the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) Municipality Achievement Award in Community Environmental Outreach for its Growing Water Literacy Program.

Also, SWB’s “Water Dogz” competitive operations team won two First Place state titles at the Regional Water Environment Association Annual Conference. The Dogz took home a First Place win in the Maintenance Event and First Place in the Safety Event in Lafayette, LA.

New Orleans Aims to Double Bicycling Over Next 3 Years

March 15, 2017

New Orleans Aims to Double Bicycling Over Next 3 Years

People for Bikes, a national non-profit organization that promotes bicycling, has announced that New Orleans will be one of ten communities participating in the Big Jump Project. Big Jump is a new initiative supporting the City of New Orleans and community partners in creating a network of “low-stress” bikeways such as protected bike lanes, bike boulevards, and shared use paths. 

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Fleur de Lis Phase III construction progress on schedule

May 25, 2017

Fleur de Lis Phase III construction progress on schedule

Construction of the third phase of Fleur de Lis Dr. between 30th St. and Old Hammond Hwy. in the West End neighborhood is well under way. The existing sewer force main has been removed from the traditionally north bound travel lane and crews are using the same trench to install the new water line. Water line work is approximately 50 percent complete. Drainage work will follow water line installation.The project is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2018. 

 

Lakeview North Group A Breaks Ground

May 25, 2017

Lakeview North Group A Breaks Ground

The Lakeview North Group A project began on May 12, 2017. This $2.7M FEMA project was designed by Lambert Consultants and is being constructed by Hard Rock Construction LLC. This project will address damaged sidewalks, driveway aprons, and curbs within the public right-of-way. 

Sewerage and Water Board Water Hammer

May 25, 2017

Sewerage and Water Board Water Hammer

Sewerage and Water Board representatives met with members of the Carrollton / Riverbend Neighborhood Association this month to update them on the construction of two elevated water towers at the nearby Carrollton Water Purification Plant. SWB engineers are installing two water tanks at the Carrollton Plant to act as water hammers. A water hammer is a pressure surge or wave caused when water is forced to stop or change direction suddenly.

 

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Reconstruction of Central City thoroughfare, S. Galvez St., underway

May 25, 2017

Reconstruction of Central City thoroughfare, S. Galvez St., underway

Command Construction Enterprises, LLC crews are currently working on the S. Galvez St. reconstruction project in Central City. The $5.4M reconstruction project runs from Toledano St. to Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. Safety fencing and signage is in place to ensure residents and commuters are safe while near the construction site.

 

Large Portion of Repaving Finished on St. Charles Ave. Project

May 25, 2017

Large Portion of Repaving Finished on St. Charles Ave. Project

The Patch, Mill and Overlay (repaving) project on St. Charles Ave. continues to make significant strides toward completion. Crews recently repaved a complicated area of the road with minimal disruption to residents.

Gravier St. reconstruction project completed

May 25, 2017

Gravier St. reconstruction project completed

The Gravier St. Reconstruction project near the Falstaff Building is now complete. The project, which spanned between S. Galvez and S. Broad streets helps improve juror access to the Orleans Parish Courthouse and resident access to the Falstaff Building.

 

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French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project underway in 100-400 blocks of Bourbon St.

May 25, 2017

French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project underway in 100-400 blocks of Bourbon St.

The City’s construction contractor Hard Rock Construction, LLC is currently 5 percent complete with the $6M French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project. Improvements are an element of the Citywide Public Safety Improvement Program launched earlier this year and include reconstructing Bourbon St. from Canal to Dumaine streets, repaving portions of St. Ann St., St. Peters St., Iberville St., Madison St., Chartres St. and Conti St., installing new streetlights and improving sidewalk conditions in the French Quarter. 

City pilots catch basin screens and filters to improve drainage

May 25, 2017

City pilots catch basin screens and filters to improve drainage

The Department of Public Works is currently piloting use of metal screens and filters to help reduce the likelihood that leaves, grass clippings and other undesirable debris can enter catch basins and the City’s storm drain system. Earlier this month, DPW worked with a vendor to install custom made BioClean screens on two catch basins in the French Quarter. 

French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project began April 24

April 26, 2017

French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project began April 24

The City of New Orleans & Sewerage and Water Board began the $6M French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project on April 24, 2017 as part of the Citywide Public Safety Improvement Program. The scope of work calls for reconstructing Bourbon St. from Canal to Dumaine streets, repaving portions of St. Ann St., St. Peters St., Iberville St., Madison St., Chartres St. and Conti St., as well as installing new streetlights and improving sidewalk conditions. 

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Youth Study Center Streets project progressing on schedule

May 25, 2017

Youth Study Center Streets project progressing on schedule

Dieudonne Enterprises, LLC construction crews are now 25 percent complete with the Youth Study Center Streets construction project in the Pilotland neighborhood. The project is on schedule to be completed in the fall of 2017.

Completed N. Galvez St. reconstruction project brings citywide bikeway total to 120 miles

May 25, 2017

Completed N. Galvez St. reconstruction project brings citywide bikeway total to 120 miles

Reconstruction of the $6.7M N. Galvez St. reconstruction project between Elysian Fields Ave. and Almonaster Blvd. project in the St. Roch neighborhood is now complete. 

Work continues on the second of three projects designed to improve infrastructure in the St. Bernard area

April 26, 2017

Work continues on the second of three projects designed to improve infrastructure in the St. Bernard area

Dieudonne Enterprises, LLC construction crews have successfully replaced each of the four water lines planned as part of the Youth Study Center Streets infrastructure improvement project in the Pilotland area. This $2.4M project is now 20 percent complete.

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Joe Brown Park bridge construction over North Lagoon underway

May 25, 2017

Joe Brown Park bridge construction over North Lagoon underway

Boh Bros. Construction Co., LLC has completed building the temporary pedestrian access bridge in Joe W. Brown Memorial Park over the north lagoon. The temporary bridge allows walkers, joggers and runners to continue to recreate in the park while the existing bridge is being replaced.

Michoud Blvd. reconstruction project scheduled to begin in early June

May 25, 2017

Michoud Blvd. reconstruction project scheduled to begin in early June

The long-awaited Michoud Blvd. reconstruction project is scheduled to begin in early June and will last about one year. The $3.8M reconstruction project includes reconstructing the portion of Michoud Blvd. from Chef Menteur Hwy. to Dwyer Rd. The project was designed by Evans-Graves Engineers, Inc. and will be built by Cycle Construction Company, LLC.

 

Michoud Blvd. Reconstruction Project scheduled to begin this Spring

April 26, 2017

Michoud Blvd. Reconstruction Project scheduled to begin this Spring

The Michoud Blvd. Reconstruction Project was awarded to Cycle Construction Company, LLC and the scope includes reconstructing the portion of Michoud Blvd. from Chef Menteur Hwy. to Dwyer Rd. Construction is scheduled to begin in late May and will last about one year. 


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