As progress continues on the $4.8M Lower Ninth Ward Northwest Group A project, the Department of Public Works’ construction contractor, Fleming Construction Co., LLC, removed barricades on several streets including the 1600 block of Caffin Avenue.
Since mid-May, traffic on the west-bound side of Caffin Avenue has been detoured to North Galvez Street to Tupelo Street, and then onto North Claiborne Avenue in order for crews to install new polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes. The reopening coincides with students returning to school in the area.
Completed roadway and sidewalk work in the western portions of the project (bounded by North Claiborne Avenue, Jackson Barracks, Florida Avenue and Caffin Avenue) allowed crews to transition into the southern and eastern portions of the project (bounded by North Claiborne, Deslonde Street, Florida Avenue and Caffin Avenue) for the month of September. The project is currently 86 percent complete.
The scope of work for this project includes:
- Repaving the asphalt roadway from curb-to-curb;
- Patching the roadway with asphalt;
- Repairing damaged sidewalks and driveway aprons;
- Installing Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps at appropriate intersections; and
- Replacing/repairing damaged underground water, sewer and/or drainage lines.
The City hosted a pre-construction public meeting to discuss anticipated impacts prior to the start of construction. View a copy of the presentation here. To be added to the project contact list, and to track construction progress, visit RoadWork.nola.gov.
For more information about this project and other upcoming work in the area, visit Roadwork.nola.gov or call 504.658.ROAD (7623).