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Volunteers plant 105 trees across Bayou St. John and surrounding neighborhoods

By Sharon Lurye, Mid-City Messenger New Orleans just got a little bit greener, as more than 100 volunteers met up on Saturday to plant 105 trees in the neighborhoods of Bayou St. John, Treme/Lafitte, the Fairgrounds and the 7h Ward. Led by the group Sustaining Our Urban Landscape, or SOUL, the reforestation effort will help Read More…

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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 Read More…

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City marks beginning of massive roadwork project in Bayou St. John and Fairgrounds neighborhoods

City officials and community community leaders broke ground Thursday on the $23 million Bayou St. John, Fairgrounds, 7th Ward Group B roadwork project. Mayor LaToya Cantrell called it her administration’s largest awarded Joint Infrastructure Recovery Response program in terms of cost. The FEMA-funded project encompasses at least 122 blocks stretching across three City Council districts. Read More…

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Hagan-Lafitte Drainage project is nearing completion

Crews are laying more than 7 inches of finished concrete as the contractors move toward the substantial completion of the cutting-edge Hagan-Lafitte Drainage Project, according to the Department of Public Works. The construction company, Command Construction Industries, is laying more than 7 inches of finished concrete and is also working to level and sod Easton Read More…

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Roadwork expected to improve storm-water drainage near City Park and Bayou St. John

A street and infrastructure repair project is underway in the City Park and Parkview neighborhoods, the Mayor’s Office announced. The city officially broke ground last week on the $6.1 million FEMA-funded City Park Group A project, which began in fall 2020. The funding is split between Department of Public Works, at $3.3 million, and the Read More…

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Roadwork ahead for Bayou St. John, Fairgrounds neighbhorhoods

By Jesse Baum, Mid-City Messenger The Fairgrounds and Bayou St John neighborhoods and parts of the 7th Ward, Esplanade Ridge and Treme are in for some roadwork, outlined in a virtual meeting hosted by the Office of Neighborhood Engagement earlier this week. The latest infrastructure improvements include redoing some entire streets, including work on sewerage Read More…

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Sewerage & Water Board, Department of Pubic Works discuss accountability

By Jesse Baum, Mid-City Messenger The annual Neighborhood Summit of New Orleans for 2019 was packed with attendees from around the city, wearing lanyards written with their council district and name. Some sessions were filled to standing room only. “Why did you let her go in when that room is full?” barked one of the Read More…

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Roadwork update: Mid-City project extended to late 2021; Hagan-Lafitte, Taft Place, Marconi Drive projects continue

The timeline for work on the comprehensive Mid-City Group A project has been extended for at least six months, until winter of 2021. After work started on this project, the city reports, additional repairs were deemed necessary due to the current state of the pavement or drainage.