Roadwork updates: Filmore South, Filmore North, Milneburg, Pontchartrain Park, St. Bernard
From the Mayor’s Office
The Mayor’s Office announced in its monthly roadwork update that 60 roadwork projects are currently underway around the city, totaling over $600 million.
They said that the city hopes to demonstrate accountability and effectiveness in its current infrastructure projects in order to help secure more federal infrastructure funding in the future.
The mayor’s message also said that with hurricane season underway, the city is working with contractors to make sure they are prepared to secure construction sites in the event of serious tropical weather.
Roadwork NOLA released updates on the following projects in Gentilly.
The scope of roadwork varies by block and typically includes the following:
• Repaving the asphalt roadway from curb-to-curb;
• Patching the roadway with asphalt or concrete;
• Repairing damaged sidewalks and driveway aprons;
• Installing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant curb ramps at intersections; and
• Replacing or repairing damaged underground water, sewer, and drainage lines.
Filmore South Group A is completed
City and neighborhood leaders recently celebrates the completion of the FEMA-funded $6.13 million Filmore South Group A roadwork project that improves 40 residential blocks in Gentilly.
“It’s now easier for families, especially those with strollers or wheelchairs, to access the sidewalks. The new drainage lines can reduce street flooding from stormwater runoff by quickly conveying water into the drainage system. I’m proud to be a part of this $6.13 million quality-of-life investment,” said District D Councilman Jared C. Brosset..
At the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Mayor LaToya Cantrell thanked residents for their patience as the city continues to move forward with a range of roadwork projects and urged residents to reach out when they experience a lack of movement on any given project in order to hold contractors accountable in getting the job done in a timely and courteous manner.
“All of this infrastructure work means a lot of progress, but it has also introduced both challenges and hardship for our residents,” said Ramsey Green, deputy CAO for infrastructure. “We absolutely recognize this and we are all experiencing some degree of this hardship, but it’s important that we remain focused on the long-term goal — which is to safely get these infrastructure upgrades completed, to make our city more resilient and to improve the overall quality of life.”
The Filmore South Group A project is a collaboration between the Department of Public Works and the Sewerage & Water Board; $5.22 million of the funding came from DPW, while $910,000 came from S&WB. The project team included City Project Manager Marlon Carrio, Construction Manager Eric Dake and Outreach Specialist David Jackson on the City side, and contractors Hard Rock Construction and Volkert, Inc. This work began in August 2019.
Filmore South Group B undertakes drainage rebuild
Beverly Construction Co., crews are working to connect waterlines on Mirabeau Avenue and to the major drainage system. The road repair and utility service is part of the $3.9 million Filmore South B project.
Click here to view a map of the project, which was designed by Volkert.
The City of New Orleans hosted a pre-construction community meeting in September 2020 to discuss anticipated impacts to the community. View a copy of the presentation here.
Filmore North Group B crews move to streets, continue waterline repair
Hard Rock Construction Co. is forming the roadway on Charlotte Drive while inspecting more completed work on Perlita Street. Utility line repair continues on Alfred Street as part of the $4.2 million Filmore North Group B project.
This project is designed to benefit the Upper Gentilly neighborhood by providing better drainage and roads for residents. The project expected to be complete in summer 2021.
Click here to view a map of the project. The scope of work, which is approximately 40 percent complete.
The city of held a public meeting about the project in June 2020 to discuss anticipated impacts to the community. View a copy of the meeting presentation here.
Waterline testing at 30 percent in Milneburg Group A
This month, crews from Command Construction Industries continued pressure testing waterlines in the 2700 block of this Street and the 2500 block of Pressburg. Approximately 30 percent of the waterline testing for this project has been completed. Roadway base crews began working at Arts and Mexico streets this month and on the installation of ADA-compliant curb ramps throughout the project.
Construction on this $17.5 million project started in late July 2020 and it is expected to be complete in fall 2021, weather permitting.
Mott MacDonald is the project designer. The project is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). A community conference call about the project was held on May 19, 2020. You can access the presentation here.
The Pontchartrain Park Group A project has reached near completion of new waterline installation operations and house connections. Currently, Hard Rock Construction Co., LLC crews are connecting the new lines to the main waterline on the following streets: Campus Boulevard, Providence Place and Pressburg Street.
Pavement restoration, sewer line work continues in Milneburg Group B
The $7.1 million Milneburg Group B infrastructure improvement project continues to make progress with pavement restoration, driveway installations and sidewalk work on New York and Marigny streets. Sewer and drainage line work took place along Vienna and Mandeville streets, along with waterline work on Arts Street and Spain Street.
Designed by Design Engineering, Inc., the project is being constructed by Hard Rock Construction Co., LLC, and is expected to be completed in winter 2021, weather permitting.
The city hosted a virtual meeting via Webex in November 2020 to discuss anticipated impacts to the community. View a copy of the presentation here.
Pontchartrain Park Group A waterline replacement 99 percent complete; pavement is 50 complete
In February 2021, prior to a concrete roadway pour at Pauline Drive and Madrid Street, the Department of Public Works and the contractor discovered a pre-existing drainage clog that has prevented crews from completing the concrete roadway pour.
After extensive planning to remedy this issue, the project team was authorized to replace 3,500 feet of drainage lines. This work will need to take place prior to the continuation of roadway concrete operations on this block. Roadwork NOLA has been in contact with residents regarding updates to rectify the issue. Additionally, residents have been provided access to driveways in the interim.
This $10 million project was designed by Stanley Consultants. As a full-depth reconstruction project, work varies block by block but includes:
Information about this project was made available at a public pre-construction meeting on September 22, 2020. The presentation can be found here.
St. Bernard Group A continues pavement operations and new waterline system operations
Beverly Construction crews continued roadway, sidewalk, and ADA curb concrete pours this month, resulting in new, smooth pavement for residents located within the St. Bernard Group A New roadways have been completed on Buchanan Street, Harrison Avenue, Gibson Street, and Alfred Street.
The entire project is anticipated to be wrapped up in fall 2021.
The scope of this $4.4 million Gulf Engineers and Consultants-designed project includes patch, mill, overlay and incidental road repairs.
For more information about these projects and other upcoming work, residents are encouraged to contact RoadWorkNOLA directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 504-658-ROAD (7623).