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The City of New Orleans

Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

Lakeview Drainage Upgrades & Green Infrastructure


The project area consists of a 14-square block area in Lakeview bounded by Walker Street, Canal Street, Chapelle Street and Catina Street. Stormwater flows south under Canal Boulevard to Drainage Pump Station (DPS) 7 at Orleans Avenue and Florida Boulevard, where it is pumped into the Orleans Avenue outfall canal that flows north to Lake Pontchartrain. Using both grey and green infrastructure, the team developed a series of proposals designed to mitigate and reduce chronic flooding in the neighborhood. The selected strategy uses upgraded box culverts along Downs Street and Wuerpel Street to redirect stormwater from the project area to Drainage Pump Station (DPS) 12 north of the intersection of West End Boulevard and Robert E. Lee Boulevard.

In conjunction with these drainage upgrades, the team is proposing the public alleys located in the blocks bounded by Canal Boulevard, Chapelle Street, Milne Boulevard, and Walker Street will be renovated to capture and slow stormwater before entering the drainage system. Also, a series of green infrastructure improvements will be implemented along Chapelle Street from Canal Boulevard to Milne Boulevard.

For more information, including a description of further project benefits, Click the link below to view the CNO Resilience Project fact sheet:


Click the link below to view the Lakeview Drainage Upgrades & Green Infrastructure presentation, delivered at community project meeting held on February 15, 2017:


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Last updated: 9/28/2017 2:03:36 AM

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