Final paving is under way at the Hagan Lafitte Drainage project with Command Construction currently working to finish sidewalks, curbs and rain gardens sitewide.
The project is more than 95 percent complete and will culminate with the completion of Easton Park’s fencing, sidewalks and surface approval. The park is the site of a massive water storage tank that will protect the neighborhood during a rain event. This “gray” infrastructure feature is a hallmark trait of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program’s (HMGP) mandate to create a marriage between pipes / storage tanks etc. and natural green features to reduce the impacts of flooding.
The $7.1M Hagan-Lafitte project is a "gray-green" infrastructure project that features upsized drainage, urban bioswales and a huge water storage facility located underneath Easton Park.
The goals for the project, which is scheduled to be complete this winter, weather permitting, include:
- Increasing drainage to reduce flooding;
- Utilizing green infrastructure to slow, retain, and absorb storm water;
- Beautifying with green areas;
- Replenishing groundwater; and
- Storing rainwater underground.
View the pre-construction public meeting presentation here. For more information about this project and other
upcoming work, please visit roadwork.nola.gov or call 504.658.ROAD (7623).