Downtown Infrastructure Improvement Project
In partnership with the Ernest. N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall Authority, the City of New Orleans is overseeing $6.5 million in important infrastructure improvements in the French Quarter and Central Business District.
Scope of Work
The scope of work in the French Quarter includes full reconstruction of Dorsiere St. from Iberville to Canal streets, and resurfacing Iberville St. from North Peters to North Rampart streets with concrete. Additional infrastructure improvements will include new Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps, repairs to damaged sidewalks and driveway aprons, drainage point repairs, new striping and crosswalks, repairs to damaged street lights including conversion of non-historic streetlights to LED lights, signage improvements, and improved sanitation practices.
Construction began in mid-July and was completed in the Fall of 2013.
Central Business District
The scope of work in the CBD includes resurfacing Julia St. from Convention Center Blvd. to Loyola Ave. with concrete. Additional infrastructure improvements will include new sidewalks and driveway aprons, Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps, drainage point repairs, new striping and crosswalks, signage improvements, and improved sanitation practices.
Construction began in early-September and is scheduled to last through early winter 2014.
The full project schedule is available here.
Replacement of the waterline in the in the 500 block of Julia St. from Magazine to Camp streets and the 800-900 blocks of Magazine St. from Julia St. to Andrew Higgins Dr. is currently underway. A public meeting was held Nov. 4, 2013 to discuss the project impacts. View a copy of the presentation here.