Public safety is our top priority as we continue infrastructure work during this challenging time for our city. With hurricane season still with us, we are working with our contractors to ensure that their plans are finalized to secure sites ahead of any tropical weather event.
The well-being of the crews working at our job sites is also paramount, which is why we are in constant communication with our contractors to ensure that all workers are washing hands regularly, practicing social distancing on-site, and staying home if they are feeling sick in any way.
On our capital side, we currently have 16 projects under construction valued at more than $72M. Between maintenance projects and RoadworkNOLA (Joint Infrastructure Program), we currently have 62 Department of Public Works projects under construction valued at nearly $375M.
The RoadworkNOLA success stories highlighted in this newsletter include:
- District A: This month, crews completed sewer repairs and pavement restoration on the $15M Hollygrove, Leonidas Group A project. Six crews from Wallace C. Drennan Construction are facilitating this work and moving the project along in conjunction with the City.
- District B: The $6.3M Mid-City Group A project is approaching 75 % completion this month. Hard Rock Construction crews continue roadway paving and sidewalk operations specifically on Palmyra, Salcedo, Lopez and South Gayoso streets throughout this month.
- District C: Crews are nearing completion on the $2.2M St. Ann full reconstruction project, in the 800 block of St. Ann Street. To date, crews have installed a new, upsized 24-inch drain line, new water line, new sewer line, and restored the roadway.
- District D: This month, crews began installing new waterlines to replace 70-year-old water lines as a part of the $10M Ponchartrain Park Group A project. The entire project scope varies block by block but will include work such as curb-to-curb asphalt repaving, replacing/repairing damaged underground drainage lines, and more.
- District E: Work is wrapping up on the $7.3M Village De L’Est Group B project this month. The scope of work includes repaving roadways, roadway patching, installing American with Disability Act-compliant curb ramps at some intersections, and replacing/repairing damaged underground water lines.