1,547 street miles. 149 bridges. 72,000 catch basins.

The Department of Public Works is composed of five divisions responsible for maintaining approximately 1,547 miles of streets (21,000,000 square yards of pavement) and 149 bridges in the City of New Orleans.  This system includes 72,000 catch basins and approximately 8,200,000 linear feet of drainage lines.  The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is responsible for maintaining an additional 105 miles of state and federal highways within the City limits.

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Programs & Initiatives
Accessibility of Streets and Sidewalks

The Department of Public Works (DPW) addresses a variety of issues that impact the accessibility of streets and sidewalks within Orleans Parish These include providing physical accessibility features on City of New Orleans streets, a process for public accommodation requests, a means by which accommodation grievance procedures can be initiated, and tracking progress toward compliance.

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Mobility and Safety

Programs & Initiatives
RoadWork

The City of New Orleans Department of Public Works (DPW) and Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) are working together to implement an unprecedented program to restore our damaged infrastructure. Using local and federal funds, the $2.3B program is the most comprehensive that our region has seen in a generation.

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February 27, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Lane Closures on Eastbound I-10 for Streetlight Repairs

The City of New Orleans today announced that starting Wednesday, Feb. 28, at approximately 9 a.m., the Department of Public Works (DPW), in close coordination with the Louisiana Department of Transportation (LaDOTD), will close the eastbound left lane, along the stretch of I-10 between Gravier Street and Orleans Avenue (see map).

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February 16, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Announces Temporary Streetlight Outage on Interstate

The City of New Orleans today announced that the Department of Public Works (DPW) is collaborating with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) on an ongoing streetlight project along Interstate 10, from Florida Avenue to Iroquois Street, and a portion of Interstate 610 (See map). As part of this initiative, DPW has temporarily deactivated the streetlights along this stretch to facilitate repairs and upgrades by DOTD.

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February 16, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

Traffic Advisory: Temporary Lane Closures on Franklin Avenue

The City of New Orleans today announced that beginning Tuesday, Feb. 20, weather permitting, Department of Public Works (DPW) contractor, Command Construction Industries, LLC, will shift existing lane closures on Franklin Avenue, from Mithra Street to Frankfort Street, for north and southbound vehiclular traffic to accommodate construction on the Milneburg Group A construction project.

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February 16, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

City of New Orleans Announces Temporary Closure of South Diamond Street

The City of New Orleans today announced that beginning Monday, Feb. 19 at 8 a.m., the Department of Public Works (DPW) will permit the closure of the river-bound side of South Diamond Street between South Peters Street and Fulton Street.

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February 6, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Lane Closures on Eastbound Pontchartrain Expressway for Streetlight Repairs

The City of New Orleans Department of Public Works (DPW) today announced it is collaborating once again with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LaDOTD) for the second installment of a series of lane closures along the interstate, focusing on streetlight repairs.

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February 6, 2024 | From City of New Orleans

Traffic Advisory: Temporary Closure of South Saratoga Street between Tulane Avenue and Cleveland Street

The City of New Orleans announced that on today, Feb. 6, starting at approxiatemly 9 a.m., South Saratoga Street, between Tulane Avenue and Cleveland Street, will be closed to vehicular traffic as contractors at Tulane University install a new air conditioning unit on the roof.

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