NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans today announced an engagement opportunity tomorrow, Thursday (May 20), for residents to learn about an upcoming roadwork project. Construction on the $7 million West End Group B project is scheduled to begin in June and will take approximately 12 months to complete, weather permitting.
Residents can find out more about the project tomorrow at a pre-construction community meeting, during which the sequence of construction, schedule, construction impacts etc., will be shared. This meeting will be accessible via Webex; participants are encouraged to pre-register at nola.gov/neoevents.
When: Thursday, May 20, 2021, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
Dial-in Number: (415) 655-0001
Access Code: 187 548 1325
A copy of the presentation will be sent to all registrants and uploaded to roadwork.nola.gov/projects prior to the meeting.
Work will include:
- Repairing damaged sidewalks and driveway aprons;
- Installing Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps at intersection; and
- Replacing / repairing damaged underground water, sewer, and/or drainage lines.
In general, the contractor will work from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; however, there may be delays due to weather or other circumstances that cause the contractor to work later and/or on the weekends.
Since May 2018, DPW has completed 94 projects with an estimated value of $260 million. Today, 65 projects are under construction with an estimated value of $602 million.
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 $2.3 billion program is the most comprehensive that our region has seen in a generation.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ROADWORKNOLA
- More than $2.3 billion worth of DPW/SWBNO work across the City
- Nearly 200 individual projects — every neighborhood will feel this positive impact
- Project schedules coordinated to minimize construction-related impacts
- Economic opportunity for the City’s small and disadvantaged businesses
- Proactive communications so that residents are well informed throughout the program