The Department of Public Works’ construction contractors are now 99 percent complete with implementing the S. Broad Street Improvement Project between Erato Street and Tulane Avenue.
Crews have completed striping the new roadway, which includes a protected bike lane over the Broad Street overpass and a dedicated bike lane between Broad Street overpass and Tulane Avenue. Crews have also installed bollards to help improve visibility of cyclists in the bike lane.
New “Bike Lane” signage and other traffic signage such as “Yield” signs are also scheduled to be installed before the project is closed out.
The project scope of work includes:
- A new traffic signal at Broad and Gravier streets;
- Resurfaced the roadway between Tulane Avenue and the bridge approach;
- Resurfaced three of the on/off ramps;
- Guardrail and deck improvements on the Broad Street overpass;
- Repaired catch basins and drainage grates on the bridge;
- Installed three Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ramps;
- Roadway striping with a protected bike lane over the Broad Street overpass and a dedicated bike lane between the Broad Street overpass and Tulane Avenue;
- Added high-visibility crosswalk striping;
- New concrete bus islands; (complete) and
- Re-allocated curb space (freight and passenger zones).
The City has received a number of inquiries about cleaning the overpass bike lane - City Sanitation hand crews will continue to remove loose litter and debris monthly.