The City and Sewerage and Water Board began a $4.3M full-depth reconstruction (replacement of the roadway and underground utilities) project on Conti between Bourbon and Royal streets in March. Currently, Hard Rock Construction crews are upgrading utilities (water, sewer & drainage) in the 700 block roadway and Royal / Conti intersection. The intersection closure at Conti and Royal streets has been extended until mid-June; flaggers are in place during work hours to direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Entergy Gas and Entergy Electric crews are upgrading their facilities in the 600 block roadway. All businesses along this corridor are open and accessible during construction.
The scope of work calls for removing and replacing the existing pavement, replacing and upsizing the existing drain lines and catch basins, replacing the existing water lines, repairing and/or replacing the existing sewer lines, replacing the existing low pressure gas lines with high pressure gas lines, replacing and/or repairing the existing underground electrical duct banks, replacing sidewalks and adding Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant curb ramps at intersections and a mid-block crossing at Exchange Place, as well as bollards the length of the block on the Esplanade side / 4th Circuit Supreme Court.
Once construction is completed in the 700-block of Conti roadway (anticipated in late June / early July 2021), the fence will be removed, and work will begin on sidewalks. When all construction has been completed in the 700-block and Entergy Gas / Entergy Electric crews have wrapped up their upgrades in the 600-block of Conti Street, Hard Rock crews will shift their operations into the 600-block roadway between Royal and Chartres streets.
The project, which was designed by Mott McDonald, LLC and is being constructed by Hard Rock Construction, LLC is anticipated to run through winter 2021 (approximately four months per block).
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