CITY BEGINS WORK ON LANCASTER STREET BETWEEN GENERAL MEYER AVENUE AND TULLIS DRIVE

NEW ORLEANS – The City’s Department of Public Works has begun a $167K improvement project on Lancaster Street between General Meyer Avenue and Tullis Drive. Public safety is our priority; residents and commuters are reminded to use caution when driving, bicycling and walking near this construction site.

"This project has been a long time coming for the people of Algiers. I’m thrilled to see it get underway. Infrastructure remains one of my top priorities. We must and we will continue to improve the quality of life for all of New Orleans, and this work is a step in the right direction," said Mayor LaToya Cantrell

Hard Rock Construction, LLC crews have begun work in the project area. The project scope includes removing and replacing damaged concrete panels, as well as making minimal sidewalk and driveway apron adjustments as needed.

Temporary construction impacts should be expected, including limited access to the areas within the construction zone, traffic delays, detours, safety signage and sounds. In general, construction crews will be working from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday; however, Saturday work may occur when inclement weather impacts the regular schedule.

"I met with neighbors on Lancaster Street, heard their complaints, and have seen firsthand the ongoing road and flooding issues they have been dealing with for many years. Improving and repairing this street is long overdue. I commend Mayor Cantrell’s administration for addressing the concerns of neighbors in the Cutoff community of Algiers," said District C Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer.

Additional work performed in this section of roadway includes upgrading the 12 existing streetlights to energy efficient LED lights, cleaning catch basins, tagging abandoned vehicles for removal, replacing missing street signs, as well as clearing overgrown lots and trees that were obstructing the right-of-way.

Currently, the City has more than $5 million in roadway construction projects underway on the West Bank of New Orleans.

For more information about this project contact RoadWorkNOLA at roadwork or 504-658-ROAD (7623).

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