City of New Orleans engineers are working with Command Construction Industries, LLC to finish sidewalk and curb construction at the Hagan Lafitte Drainage project.
The project is more than 98 percent complete with remaining work on the sidewalks adjacent to Easton Park and the rain gardens on Toulouse Street. The park is the site of a massive water storage tank that will help protect the neighborhood during a weather 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 the 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).