Roadwork ahead: Lane shifts extended for Allen and Pleasure streets
Lane closures for roadwork in the Dillard neighborhood will continue for another month, the city announced Wednesday (Nov. 1).
Department of Public Works contractor, Barriere Construction Co. is continuing to implement a series of lane shifts to accommodate roadway restoration work. Construction is underway and the latest update is as follows:
- The 1800-1900 blocks of Pleasure Street will have limited access to vehicular traffic
- There will be alternating lane shifts on the northbound travel lanes on the 3300 block of Allen Street to manage traffic; one lane will remain open for all vehicular traffic (see map)
The construction team experienced delays that will call for this series of closures to be extended until Friday, Dec. 1 to complete the remaining roadway restoration as part of the Dillard Group A and B project. The work began in September 2022.
Signage and traffic control measures, such as barricades and fencing, will be onsite to direct drivers and pedestrians to the safest route of travel. A detour is in place to relieve traffic congestion and provide alternative travel means.
The $39.5 million Dillard Group A and B project was designed by Gaea Consultants. Click here to view the community meeting presentation and map of the project.
The scope of work varies by block but includes repairing sewage, water and drainage lines, rebuilding the street entirely and repairing sidewalks and curbs. In general, the contractor is working from 7 a.m. until sunset, Monday through Friday. The project is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2023, weather permitting.