In an effort to address the construction issues on the East Riverside, Garden District, Irish Channel, St Thomas Group A project, the Department of Public Works (DPW) made the decision to remove more than 120 blocks and re-package them to be bid to a different contractor. The current contractor, Hard Rock Construction, LLC., will close all open areas on the project and complete work on blocks that have already begun. There will be no new excavation on blocks without work. The new date for completion is mid December 2021.
DPW will continue pre-pour inspections in preparations for upcoming paving operations on the following blocks: Fourth Street, Sixth Street, Pleasant Street, Toledano Street, Chippewa Street, Delachaise Street, Aline Street, Napoleon Avenue and Gen. Pershing Street.
While repaving is occuring, the City Parking Enforcement officers have relaxed some parking restrictions except for in instances where public safety is an issue. This includes parking too close to corners, obstructing turn lanes.
Any residents that require reasonable accommodations on the site are encouraged to call the Roadwork NOLA hotline at 504.658.ROAD (7623). Residents will continue to be informed ahead of any work that will involve utility disruption and / or impact their parking and access to their streets.
Hard Rock will also begin forming the roadways and sidewalks on Napoleon Avenue and Gen. Pershing Street in anticipation of inspections, followed by paving operations, in May. This work was expected to be complete by early July, weather permitting.
This $7M full-depth reconstruction project was designed by Integrated Logical Support, Inc. The scope of work varies block by block but includes the following:
- Replace damaged underground water, sewer and drainage lines;
- Repave the roadway;
- Replace damaged sidewalks and driveway aprons; and
- Install Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant curb ramps at intersections.
The City of New Orleans hosted a virtual meeting to discuss anticipated impacts to the community. View a copy of the presentation here. To be added to the project contact list and track our progress, visit roadwork.nola.gov.