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Department of Public Works Beginning Four Maintenance Projects in December

November 25, 2019   |    Category: Citywide

Department of Public Works Beginning Four Maintenance Projects in December

The Department of Public Works is continuing to make infrastructure improvements across the city.  Beginning the week of December 2, Department of Public Works maintenance contractor Hard Rock Construction will begin four short-term maintenance projects:  two on the West Bank, one in New Orleans East and one in the Downtown Development District. 


West Bank

On Tullis Drive, new concrete panels will be installed in the 6900-7000 blocks; this work will require a temporary road closure between Lancaster Street and Blair Street. The project is one of two projects funded by a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) project from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  Work will take approximately 30 days to complete.


On the 4200 block of Herschel Drive, improvements include new concrete and curbs, Americans with Disabilities Act compliant curb ramps, as well as street width and length of driveways adjustments. Herschel will be closed between Cupid Street and Kabel Drive for the duration of the project; work will take approximately 30 days to complete.  These improvements are also funded by a HUD CDBG grant.  


New Orleans East

In response to localized flooding on Murano Road, a new drainage line will be installed in the 4300-4600 blocks. This work will require a temporary partial road closure; however, residents will be able to access their homes and driveways during construction. Work will take approximately 30 days to complete.


Downtown Development District

In response to localized flooding on Union Street, a combination of green and gray infrastructure will be constructed between St. Charles Avenue and Carondelet Street.  The project includes a new upsized drainage with a pervious (allows water to move through) concrete parking lane as well as new sidewalks.  This work will require a full closure of the roadway between St. Charles Avenue and Carondelet Street; pedestrians will be able to use the sidewalks until the roadway is completed. Work will take approximately two months to complete.


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