NEW ORLEANS — Mayor LaToya Cantrell today helped break ground on the $7.3 million Audubon Group A roadwork project.
“Each week we are reminded of the importance of fixing our aging infrastructure as we continue to confront the COVID-19 pandemic and on top of hurricane season to boot. We are seeing major progress in fixing our streets and sewer lines across every City Council district, and this project in District A is a perfect example of our progress,” said Mayor Cantrell. “Between maintenance projects and the Joint Infrastructure Program, we currently have 62 DPW projects under construction valued at nearly $416 million. Between now and the end of year, we are forecasting a total of $585 million worth of Joint Infrastructure projects going out to bid.”
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“This project is a prime example of how we can move forward by working together,” said Ghassan Korban, Executive Director, Sewerage and Water Board. “I want to thank Mayor Cantrell for ensuring that these important infrastructure projects are not slowed down by COVID-19.”
“As road work progresses across District A in Lakeview, Mid-City, Leonidas, and Hollygove, this is another new project in Uptown. I want to thank Mayor Cantrell for kickstarting this project as designed and adding other critical work. These vital infrastructure improvements not only improve the quality of life for residents, but also help with additional drainage,” said Joe Giarrusso, City Councilmember, District A.
“At the conclusion of this project in summer 2021, 90 blocks in this Uptown neighborhood will be improved, and residents on those blocks will enjoy an overall improved quality of life,” said Ramsey Green, Deputy CAO for Infrastructure. “As we look across this district, we have already completed 12 projects in District A valued at $38 million. There are 10 projects currently under construction in District A (including Audubon Group A) worth more than $100 million, and 35 more projects worth $194 million are currently in design. That is more than $330 million worth of infrastructure improvements in District A alone.”
- Several weeks ago, crews began the project. Work includes:
- Repaving roadways from curb to curb
- Patching some roadways in either asphalt or concrete
- Replacing underground water, sewer and drainage lines
- Replacing damaged sidewalks and driveway aprons
- Installing Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps at intersections.
The project team includes Department of Public Works Project Manager Michael Chorazak and Construction Manager Austin Wolfson, as well as RoadworkNOLA Outreach Specialist Nikki Polk; Designer and Construction Manager, All South Consulting Engineers, and Construction Contractor, Boh Bros. Construction Co.; and the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, with a $1.2 million investment in the project.
Residents are encouraged to visit roadwork.nola.gov or call the construction hotline at 504.658.ROAD (7623) for information on our projects.