Temporary Bike/Pedestrian Detours to Begin on Lafitte Greenway between N. Rendon and N. White Streets: June-August

This June through August, temporary bike/pedestrian detours will go into effect on the Lafitte Greenway in the N. Broad to N. Jefferson Davis portion of the trail. The detours are designed to enable safe and continuous trail use while Department of Public Works’ (DPW) contractors, Command Construction, tie new, upsized drainage lines into the St. Louis Canal as part of the City’s Hagan-Lafitte Drainage Upgrades and Green Infrastructure Project.

Friends of Lafitte Greenway has been working closely with the DPW and Command Construction teams to minimize impacts of this important green- and grey-infrastructure drainage project on Lafitte Greenway trail use. To that end, the temporary detours are made of asphalt with gentle curves to ensure safety and ease for Greenway users on foot, bike, and in wheelchairs. Pictured below is an example of 1 of these 4 temporary detours:

While construction is underway, expect to see crews flagging traffic through the area around barricades onto the asphalt detour during the day and additional lighting will be set up in the evening to help guide traffic until the path is fully restored. For more information on the Hagan-Lafitte Project and Greenway impacts, please find the City’s media release below. 

Friends of Lafitte Greenway thanks DPW, RoadWork NOLA, and Command Construction for their work to ensure safe and accessible trail use through the construction impact period.

Read the full media release below.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

May 26, 2020

Contact: LaTonya Norton

For Media Inquiries Only
communications@nola.gov
(504) 658-4962

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Drainage Improvements, Temporary Detours to Begin on Lafitte Greenway between N. Rendon and N. White Streets in Early June

NEW ORLEANS — Beginning in early June, City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works contractor Command Construction Inc. will implement a series of detours along the Lafitte Greenway to accommodate construction crews that will be tying in new, upsized drainage lines into the St. Louis Canal. This work, which is part of the Hagan-Lafitte Drainage Upgrades and Green Infrastructure Project, will be wrapped up in August.


Public safety is our priority; crews will be flagging traffic through the area around barricades onto the temporary surface during the day and additional lighting will be set up in the evening to help guide traffic until the path is fully restored.


The detours, which are approximately 70 feet in length and nine feet in width, will be implemented consecutively. Crews will begin near the intersection of North White Street and the Lafitte Greenway. Once that work is completed, crews will move to the intersection of North Gayoso Street, then onto North Lopez Street and finally onto North Rendon Street.


This temporary disruption of services is part of the $7.3 million Hagan Lafitte Drainage Upgrades and Green Infrastructure project. The project is a combination of green and gray infrastructure improvements to the 27-block area that includes Easton Park. Underground storage tanks with a network of interventions along streets connected to new subsurface drainage pipes are being placed to slow and store storm water.


These strategies reduce the burden on the strained drainage system, reduce land subsidence, and improve water quality — all while beautifying the neighborhood. When complete in fall 2020, this Hazard Mitigation Grant-funded project will reduce localized flooding by storing up to 1.3 million gallons of storm water.


Questions about this project or our Capital Improvement Program should be directed to RoadWork NOLA at 504.658.ROAD (7623) or roadwork@nola.gov.

Lafitte Greenway Project

 


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  • Brie Bryant
    published this page in Blog 2020-05-29 12:42:00 -0500