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New Orleans Announces Completion of $7.4M Roadway and Water Line Project in The Treme-Lafitte Neighborhood

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans today announced the completion of the Tremé-Lafitte Group A roadway improvement project.

“This project represents a $7.4 million investment in our neighborhoods and a critical win for improving our city’s infrastructure as we continue to prioritize the completion of much-needed repairs to our roadways and drainage system,” said Mayor LaToya Cantrell. “Through crucial partnerships that bring federal, state and local dollars to our city, we are being intentional in how we utilize all available resources at our fingertips, to prioritize enhancing the quality of life for our residents. The completion of the Tremé-Lafitte roadway project is another example of how we are not just talking the talk, we are getting the work done!”

“I am excited to see more infrastructure projects underway in our city and I look forward to our continued focus and investment in infrastructure going forward,” said Councilmember Freddie King, III.

“It is a pleasure to see the infrastructure improvements being made in the historic neighborhood of Tremé,” said Councilmember Eugene Green. “The development of the Lafitte Greenway and the surrounding communities continues to pay great dividends to the City of New Orleans. These repairs will help to restore Tremé to her place of prominence in New Orleans. We welcome new residents and visitors to Tremé.”

“Throughout the last few years, we have continued to make critical investments in our surface and sub-surface infrastructure that will shape the future of our city,” said Ramsey Green, Deputy CAO for Infrastructure. “Since May 2018, we have completed 99 roadwork projects with an estimated value of $271 million. As we continue to move through this program, we are learning from challenges and making operational changes that are putting our infrastructure program on a more efficient path to lessen the hardship that residents have been experiencing. I thank the women and men who are working each day to move our program forward, our residents for their continued patience and support and FEMA for their partnership in the Joint Infrastructure Program.”

“We are proud to announce completion on the Tremé-Lafitte project, an almost $1.5 million investment by the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, that focuses on infrastructure resiliency and reliability,” said Ghassan Korban, Executive Director, Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans. “We applaud this administration for prioritizing this historical and culturally significant neighborhood and we are honored to serve alongside Mayor Cantrell and the Department of Public Works as they lead New Orleans into brighter days.”

Funded through the use of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) dollars, the Tremé-Lafitte Group A roadway improvement project included restoration and/or reconstruction of 124 blocks (roughly seven miles), replacing/repairing damaged underground water, sewer and drainage lines, as well as repairing sidewalks and installing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant curb ramps.

“FEMA continues to partner with the state and the City of New Orleans on projects that enhance the quality of life for New Orleans residents,” said Eddie Williams, Public Assistance Infrastructure Branch Supervisor with the FEMA Louisiana Integration and Recovery Office (LIRO). “Projects like this not only benefit residents but it also serves as another step towards building a more resilient New Orleans.


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