Construction Update from City of New Orleans Department of Public Works, January 8, 2015
Placement of the asphalt portion of the Lafitte Greenway bicycle and pedestrian path is 75% complete in Areas 2, 3, 4, and 5. The Department of Public Works construction contractor, Durr Heavy Construction, has completed installing most of the trail lighting fixtures in Areas 2, 3, and 4, and continues installation of trail lighting in Area 5. Lighting wiring will be installed toward the end of the project construction, when the project is ready for public use.
The contractor has begun placing the Carondelet Walk crushed stone walking path, which will run along Lafitte Ave. The Carondelet Walk starts at N. Claiborne Ave. and will end at N. Galvez St.
Please note the N. Lopez St. pedestrian bridge is closed and will remain closed for the duration of construction in Area 3.
The N. Rocheblave St. pedestrian path is now closed and will remain closed for the duration of construction in Area 4. A new, paved N. Rocheblave St. walk will be constructed as part of this project. Please use N. Galvez or N. Broad streets during construction and avoid entering the construction site.
Please use the temporary walking paths on N. Galvez St. during sidewalk construction.
Conversion of St. Louis St. between N. Carrollton Ave. and N. Solomon St., from two-way directional traffic to one-way traffic in the lakebound direction is scheduled to begin in January. Crews will mobilize to this portion of roadway on January 20.
Durr Heavy Construction continues final grading of Area 5.
The overall project is about 75 percent complete and on schedule to be open in spring 2015.
To expedite construction, Durr Heavy Construction has divided the Lafitte Greenway project into six sections:
- Area 1 – N. Alexander St. to N. Carrollton Ave.
- Area 2 – N. Carrollton Ave. to Jefferson Davis Pkwy – currently under construction
- Area 3 – N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy to N. Broad St. – currently under construction
- Area 4 – N. Broad St. to N. Galvez St. – currently under construction
- Area 5 – N. Galvez St. to N. Claiborne Ave. – currently under construction
- Area 6 – N. Claiborne Ave. to Basin St.
Please use caution when driving, bicycling or walking near active construction sites. Traffic cones, construction fencing and safety signage are in place to keep everyone safe. Please respect the signage and fencing – do not enter active construction sites.
Thank you for your continued patience.
Cheryn Robles, APR
Community Outreach Manager
Department of Public Works
New Orleans City Hall