Freret St. Streetscape Project
A streetscape is a public improvement project that enhances the public area and triggers subsequent recovery and investment in surrounding neighborhoods. This development is designed to help create additional and continued private investment in the City’s key recovery areas. Streetscape projects enhance the area surrounding the actual roadway, but do not include roadway repair or reconstruction. There are a total of 25 streetscape projects currently underway or planned in the City of New Orleans.
The scope of work for this project includes;
Installation of concrete Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps
Brick bump outs/curb extension
Decorative iron garbage receptacles
New crosswalk markings and shared bicycle way markings
Landscaping improvements such as new trees and mulching around tree wells
Repairs to damaged sidewalks within the project limits
Installation of new street name tiles
Construction began Nov. 4, 2013 and will last through spring 2014, weather permitting. In general, construction crews will work from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Exceptions to regular work hours may be necessary due to weather impacts and on days in which concrete placements are scheduled. During this time, residents can expect to experience temporary construction inconveniences such as limited access to areas within the construction zones, movement of heavy equipment, safety signage, construction safety fences and sounds.
On Oct. 28, DPW held a public meeting to discuss the anticipated construction impacts. A copy of that presentation is available here.
The Freret St. Streetscape project is funded by Disaster Community Development Block Grants. The construction management contract was awarded to HNTB Corporation, construction will be completed by Hard Rock Construction.
View a copy of the current schedule here.
To receive regular project e-mail updates, please contact Cheryn Robles at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about this project may be directed to the Department of Public Works at 504-658-8046.