We are making significant headway in fixing our infrastructure. Combining local and federal dollars, our $2.3 billion Capital Improvement Project is the most comprehensive infrastructure revamp our region has seen in decades. The City is giving new projects the go-ahead and working to keep current projects on schedule so that we can swiftly work to improve our roads.
The RoadworkNOLA success stories highlighted in this newsletter include:
District A: Construction teams broke ground on the $5 million Breakwater Drive Improvement Project this month. The scope of work includes repaving asphalt roadways, rehabilitating the boat launch area and parking lot, as well as adding riprap and rehabilitating the breakwater retaining wall.
District B: This month, the $6.3 million FEMA-funded construction began on the first Mid-City area project. This will kick off a series of projects across the Mid-City area, which includes various road and patch repairs.
District C: The City is now more than 85 percent complete with the reconstruction project on Bourbon Street, from St. Louis to Dumaine streets. The $9.5 million cost-shared project will likely be complete in the fall. Recent project updates included the installation of a moveable bollard system that will enhance public safety in the 500-700 blocks of Bourbon street.
District D: The Mayor’s Office along with City Officials and construction partners held a groundbreaking ceremony this month for the $4.4 million Filmore South Group A in the Paris Oaks/Bayou Vista neighborhood. The scope of work includes four projects in the area scheduled to be complete by fall 2020.
District E: New construction began on two separate projects, Little Woods Group A and Village De L’Est Group B, in New Orleans East in August. The $5.2 million Village De L’Est area project includes patch mill/overlay, incidental road repairs and non-paving incidentals. The $14 million Little Woods Group A project will begin with work on water and sewer line replacements and also include roadway re pavements, installing Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps at intersections.
Mayor, City of New Orleans