Greenway Progress Update: November 2014

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Laffite Greenway Status: Nov. 26, 2014

FOLC thanks Cheryn Robles and everyone at DPW for another monthly greenway construction update:

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Placement of the asphalt portion of the Lafitte Greenway bicycle and pedestrian path is now 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.

Crews have removed the sidewalk on the uptown side of Lafitte Ave. between N. Prieur and N. Galvez streets.  The new Carondelet Walk on the interior of the park will replace the old sidewalk.  Crews will also soon begin replacing the sidewalk on the uptown side of Lafitte Ave. between N. Rocheblave and N. Dorgenois streets.  Crews will begin replacing sidewalk on both sides of N. Galvez St. shortly.  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 now scheduled to begin in December. Crews will mobilize to this portion of roadway in mid-December.

Durr Heavy Construction continues final grading of Areas 2, 3, 4, and 5.

The overall project is about 62 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.

Durr staff will be home with their families on Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28, resuming work on Monday, Dec. 1.

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 Specialist

Department of Public Works


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