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Broad Street roadwork nears completion

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Workers on South Broad Street wait on March 22 to apply more paint for a brighter crosswalk and protected bike lane. (Tyree Worthy, MidCityMessenger.com)

The Department of Public Works’ construction contractors are approximately 96 percent complete implementing the South Broad Street Improvement Project between Erato Street and Tulane Avenue. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of April, the Mayor’s Office said.

Crews are currently striping the new roadway, which includes a new protected bike lane over the Broad Street overpass and a dedicated bike lane between Broad Street overpass and Tulane Avenue. Bollards were installed last week at the approach of the Broad Street overpass to delineate the protected bike lane. The new bike lane runs between Erato Street and Tulane Avenue.

The completed work includes the installation of a new traffic signal with a pedestrian countdown at Gravier Street, resurfacing to prevent water pooling, safety improvements to the overpass guardrail, repair of damaged catch basins, new crosswalk striping, installation of new concrete bus islands, and reallocated curb space, including moving freight and passenger zones.

With the completion of the bike lane, the project will be finished. Work began on the 0.8-mile, $1 million project in late September.

The contractors are AllStar Electric, Barriere Construction, Hard Rock Construction and Pavement Markings.

Striping diagram for a portion of Broad Street. (roadwork.nola.gov)

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