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Roadwork update: Mid-City, Hagan Lafitte projects near completion; work begins in City Park, Bayou St. John areas

The Mayor’s Office issued the following updates on current roadwork projects.

Mid-City Group A

During January, Hard Rock Construction Co. crews completed paving work on various blocks in the $6.3 million Mid-City Group A infrastructure improvement project. The completion of these areas accounted for 92 percent of the originally contracted paving work. Crews continue street rehabilitation work and are expected to begin sewer line work later this month based upon the findings of recent closed-circuit television testing.

Bayou St. John, Fairgrounds, 7th Ward Group B

City officials visited Bayou St. John, Fairgrounds, Seventh Ward Group B’s LePage Street to break ground on the $23 million infrastructure improvement project on Jan. 21. During January, Barriere construction crews began drainage work and are expected to begin test closures in preparation for future water line tie-ins next month. Crews are also working on roadway and sidewalk restoration.

Rain gardens are part of the Hagan Lafitte drainage project. (Roadwork NOLA)

Hagan Lafitte drainage project

Command Construction Industries crews are wrapping up construction and paving on all major streets that border the Hagan Lafitte Drainage project. Rain gardens have been planted throughout St. Peter and Toulouse streets to help absorb excessive rainwater. The $7.1 million Hagan-Lafitte project is a “gray-green” infrastructure project that features upsized drainage, urban bioswales and a huge water storage facility located underneath Easton Park. It is scheduled to be complete this winter.

City Park Group A

On Dec. 29, city leaders kicked off the City Park Group A infrastructure improvement project on Dumaine Street. Fleming Construction Co. crews have completed main sewer line replacements in the 4000 block of Delgado Street. Crews continue to work on main sewer line replacements on the 800 block of Roosevelt Street. New sidewalks have been installed on St. Peters Street, which includes Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps at intersections. Crews will start sewer and water line system replacements and full-depth roadway reconstruction on St. John Court. All residents will be informed ahead of any construction work that will involve utility disruption and / or impact their parking and access to their street and driveways.

Navarre Group A

In January, crews from Hard Rock Construction Co. began installing new concrete curbs and gutters along Central Park and East Park Place, and the wearing course (one of the final layers of roadway restoration) of asphalt was laid on North Park and Middle Park Place. Overall the project is more than 70 percent complete.

For more information about current or future projects, visit , email or call 504-658-ROAD (7623).

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