We continue to make significant headway in fixing our infrastructure. Combining local and federal dollars, our $2.3 billion Capital Improvement Project is the most comprehensive infrastructure revamp our region has seen in decades. The City is giving new projects the go-ahead and working to keep current projects on schedule so that we can swiftly work to improve our roads.
The RoadworkNOLA success stories highlighted in this newsletter include:
District A: Crews are wrapping up the $3 million, federally-funded rehabilitation project on Marconi Drive and Orleans Avenue this month. Part of the project includes implementing a lane reconfiguration that will benefit all roadway users: people walking, driving, bicycling and taking transit.
District B: Improvement work by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), along North Claiborne Avenue which intersects portions of District B, will begin in early 2020. Work will include roadway overlays, installation of new handicapped curb ramps, replacement of guard rails, and the application of new pavement and striping.
District C: The City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works, Sewerage & Water Board and my Office were proud to announce the completion of the $9.5 million Bourbon Street Revitalization, Phase 2 project this past month. The project scope included reconstruction of surface and subsurface portions of roadway on Bourbon Street, from St. Louis to Dumaine streets (500-800 blocks).
District D: The $1.5 million St. Claude Drainage Improvements Project began on Montegut Street late last month. The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funded project includes a full street reconstruction. The project is scheduled to last until fall 2020.
District E: Construction crews are wrapping up work in the coming weeks on the Read Boulevard West Project. This is the first of two projects that are planned in the neighborhood. The project scope work includes patch roadway overlays, incidental road repairs, concrete repairs and more.
Mayor, City of New Orleans