Hard Rock Construction, LLC crews are currently seven percent complete with the FEMA-funded Read Boulevard East Group A project. This is the first of six construction projects planned to improve the infrastructure in the Read Boulevard East neighborhood, which spans from Read Boulevard, I-10, I-510 and Chef Menteur Highway.
Crews are currently working on Little John, Friar Tuck, King Richard and Major drives as well as Old Spanish Trail, Adams Court and Pressburg Street. Crews are forming and placing concrete driveways and sidewalks and preparing the roadbed for concrete placements. This project’s construction is being coordinated with the Michoud Boulevard Reconstruction project which is also under construction. View the project map here.
Later this month crews will begin work on Nottingham and Good drives as well as Corinne Street. Residents should expect to see spray paint markings in the public right of way prior to excavation.
Pavement and sidewalk work may make driveways temporarily unavailable as the new surface is prepared and cures. Residents are asked to please be patient as we work to improve infrastructure conditions in your neighborhood.
The scope work varies by block but includes the following types of work:
- Patch Mill / Overlay: Repave the asphalt roadway from curb to curb and repair damaged sidewalks;
- Patch Concrete: Remove damaged portions of the concrete roadway and replace it with new smooth concrete pavement;
- Incidental Road Repairs: Remove damaged portions of the asphalt roadway and replace it with new smooth pavement; and
- Non-Paving Incidentals: Repair damaged sidewalks, driveway aprons and curbs within the public right-of-way.
The City held a public meeting to discuss the project’s construction sequencing and anticipated impacts. Learn more about the sequencing by viewing a copy of the Read Boulevard East Group A public meeting presentation.