Lafitte Corridor Projects: St. Louis Street and Broad/Lafitte Streetscape

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The Department of Public Works is starting construction in May on two infrastructure projects that will improve the pedestrian, cyclist, and motorist experience around the Lafitte Greenway. On May 7, 2015 DPW and the Sewerage and Water Board held a public meeting at the Sojourner Truth Neighborhood Center in which they shared the following details about the St. Louis Street and Broad & Lafitte Streetscape Projects.

Broad and Lafitte Streetscape--Aesthetic and safety improvements, landscaping, and traffic calming measures on N. Broad St. between Orleans Ave. and Bienville St.

  • Broad St. will be transformed from 6 traffic lanes to 4 traffic lanes between Orleans and Bienville;
  • Bike lane will added to between Orleans and Bienville, connecting to the existing Broad Street bike lane;
  • New trees will be planted on the neutral ground and along the sidewalk;
  • There is a traffic plan for Broad Street during the construction to allow for safe pedestrian and transit-rider access;
  • Project cost: $713,315.00;
  • Construction is scheduled to begin in May and last through fall, 2015. In general construction crews will work from 7:00am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday.

St. Louis St. Repaving--removal and replacement of the existing asphalt roadway, replacing damaged sidewalks and installing American with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps between N. Claiborne Ave. and N. Broad St.

  • Sidewalks will be widened from 4 feet to 5 feet on St. Louis Street between Broad and Claiborne;
  • All intersections within project limits will have crosswalks;
  • Project cost: $1.5 million;
  • Construction is scheduled to begin in May and last through fall, 2015. In general construction crews will work from 7:00am to 5:30pm, Monday through Friday.

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