Today, the City of New Orleans announced an engagement opportunity for residents to learn about an upcoming roadwork project. Construction on the $5.1 million bond-funded Octavia Street (Freret-Claiborne) project is scheduled to begin next month and will be complete in early winter 2021, weather permitting. Residents can find out more about this project 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: Monday, March 29, 2021, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
Dial-in Number: 504-658-7001
Access Code: 996 738 694
A copy of the presentation will be sent to all registrants and uploaded to roadwork.nola.gov/projects prior to the meeting.
Repairs will include:
- Replacing/repairing damaged underground water, sewer and/or drainage lines;
- Repairing damaged curbs and gutters;
- Patching the roadway with asphalt;
- Replacing damaged sidewalks and driveway aprons;
- Installing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant curb ramps at intersections.
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.
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 Includes FEMA-funded roadwork work via the approximately $2 billion Joint Infrastructure (JIRR) Program $250 million FEMA-funded Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) projects $141 million HUD-funded National Disaster Resiliency Competition (NDRC) Gentilly Resilience District grant projects SWBNO-funded Sewer System Evaluation and Rehabilitation Program (SSERP) (sewer consent decree) City-funded bond project work 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