Roadwork updates: Filmore North and South, Milneburg, Pontchartrain Park, St. Bernard
The Mayor’s Office announced in its monthly roadwork update that an unprecedented amount of infrastructure work — altogether more than $550 million in roadway and other projects — is currently underway in New Orleans.
Mayor LaToya Cantrell also said more projects are in the works. She noted that $350 million in bonds approved for a tax-exempt sale will lead to multiple projects out for advertisement in the coming months. These projects include improving public spaces, adding stormwater storage and fixing streets.
Additionally, about $100 million in joint infrastructure roadway projects, $10 million in capital building projects, and $100 million in green infrastructure projects will go out for bid in the coming months.
“This rapid progress has absolutely come with challenges and hardship for some of our residents,” Cantrell said in a press release. “But we all have a shared goal – which is to safely upgrade our infrastructure, make us even more resilient, and to improve the overall quality of life. So, I ask for your continued patience as we work together through an extraordinary time in our city.”
Roadwork NOLA provided updates on Gentilly area projects including Filmore North and South, Milneburg, Pontchartrain Park and St. Bernard.
DRAINAGE UPGRADES UNDERWAY ON FILMORE SOUTH GROUP B PROJECT
Beverly Construction is working on Mirabeau and Cartier streets to connect drainage systems as part of the $3.9 million Filmore South Group B project.
Contractors are working to evaluate trees in the area that might need to be pruned or removed in order to finish the street gradation. The project is expected to wrap up this fall, weather permitting.
Click here to view a map of the project scope.
FILMORE SOUTH GROUP A FINAL WALKTHROUGH NEARLY COMPLETE
Hard Rock Construction is surveying a near-finished construction project with the $4.4 million Filmore South Group A project. The project provides new streets, curbs, sidewalks and drainage features for residents in the project area.
FILMORE NORTH GROUP B CREWS MOVE TO STREETS, CONTINUE WATERLINE REPAIR
Hard Rock Construction is moving toward street construction on Charlotte Drive and working to replace and repair utility lines in the $4.2 million Filmore North Group B project.
This project will provide better drainage and roads for residents of the Upper Gentilly neighborhood. The project is expected to be complete this summer.
DRAIN LINE WORK CONTINUES IN MILNEBURG GROUP A PROJECT
In March, crews from Command Construction Industries continued pressure testing waterlines, doing house connection tie-ins, installing the main drainage line on Mexico and Arts streets, and rehabbing catch basins and manholes.
Crews will be moving to Pressburg, Prentiss and Marigny streets after completing work on Mexico and Arts streets. Pavement restoration will then begin to close up the open roadways.
Construction on this project started in late July 2020 and it is expected to be complete in fall 2021, weather permitting. The $17.5 million Milneburg Group A project is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
A community conference call about the project was held on May 19, 2020. You can access the presentation here.
MILNEBURG GROUP B PROJECT CONTINUES WITH INSTALLATION OF NEW UTILITIES
The $7.1 million Milneburg Group B infrastructure improvement project continued to make progress in March with street paving operations, sidewalk and driveway apron installations and new underground utilities.
Designed by Design Engineering, the project is being constructed by Hard Rock Construction 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 CONTINUES ROADWAY PAVING OPERATIONS
Hard Rock Construction crews continue to perform concrete roadway operations in the historic Pontchartrain Park neighborhood.
New pavement on parts of Mendez Street, Prentiss Avenue and Mithra Street are being poured in April. Crews have now replaced 85 percent of the waterlines and repaved 35 percent of the roadways within the scope of the project.
Water main line installations continue this month on Athis Court, Providence Place, and Campus Drive. The entire project is anticipated to be completed in fall 2021.
Residents will continue to be informed ahead of any work that will involve utility disruption and / or impact their parking and access to their streets.
This $10 million project was designed by Stanley Consultants. Information about this project was made available at a public pre-construction meeting on Sept. 22, 2020. The presentation can be found here.
ST. BERNARD GROUP A REACHES 32 PERCENT COMPLETION
In March, Beverly Construction crews reached 32 percent completion on the St. Bernard Group A. The entire project is anticipated to be wrapped up in fall 2021.
The scope of this $4.4 million Gulf Engineers and Consultants project varies block by block but includes patch, mill, overlay and incidental road repairs.
Details of this project were first made available at a public pre-construction public meeting. View a copy of the meeting presentation from Sept. 8, 2020, here.
For more information about these projects and other upcoming work, please visit roadwork.nola.gov or call 504-658-ROAD (7623).