The City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works and Sewerage & Water Board began a full reconstruction project on Bourbon Street from St. Louis to Dumaine streets (500-800 blocks) on September 17, 2018. Work is occurring sequentially from the 500 – 800 blocks, with ONLY one block fenced off at a time throughout construction. All businesses along this corridor are open and accessible throughout construction.
Crews are wrapping up removal of the sidewalks in the 500 block roadway in preparation for the new bricks as well as installing new catch basins (pictured); all temporary access ramps to businesses have been installed. Crews have completed the installing the new waterline in the 600 block roadway and are now working on the new drain line.
The $9.5 million cost-shared project, which is anticipated to run through June 2019, was designed by Mott McDonald, LLC and will be constructed by Hard Rock Construction, LLC. Project partners include Entergy Electric, Entergy Gas, Cox Communications and AT&T.
More details about the Phase 2 improvements were provided during a pre-construction public meeting presentation on August 28.
Weekly updates and all information pertaining to the Bourbon Phase 2 project are being posted on www.roadwork.nola.gov/bourbon