Dean Burridge sent in this report about the meeting:
The briefing pertaining to the resurfacing of Esplanade Ave. and City Park Ave. lasted for one hour this evening. The $5M project has been coordinated with the Sewer & Water Board along with area utilities, and completion by July 2013 is anticipated.
ADA curb ramps will be the items that will be the first construction to begin. A new 2″ surface of asphalt will be installed after removing of the previous material, along with curb repair. The stone curb will remain and be reset as deemed necessary.
Seven day notice will be given to area businesses and residents prior to the initiation of road work and the work will be generally continuous from 7am to 5:30pm. Some occasional evening & weekend repairs are possible. If you have any questions they may be reached at 1-800-574-7193.
One lane will remain open during construction work. Esplanade Avenue will become a one vehicle travel lane in each direction. The lane will be widened to 12′ and it is the city’s intention to have an accompanying bike lane with accompanying striping. The bike lane striping will be done later.
The Rail Road track and subsequent bump on City Park Avenue will remain. Several crosswalks at area schools, along with those in “downtown” Faubourg St. John will be done in a “bold” pattern style. None of the area parks will be utilized for construction material or devices.
Paths to Progress invites you to attend a neighborhood informational meeting to discuss the repair and resurfacing of roadways in your area.
Thursday, January 17, 2013 | 6:00 p.m.
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church Cafeteria
3368 Esplanade Ave. | New Orleans, LA 70119
Construction of City Park Ave. (Canal Blvd. to Orleans Ave.) and Esplanade Ave. (Moss St. to N. Claiborne Ave.) is proposed to start in late February 2013. The primary focus of this informational meeting is to discuss construction and repair details and answer questions.
Paths to Progress is a transportation improvement program to rehabilitate, restore and enhance more than 60 roadway segments in Orleans and Jefferson parishes. With a combined investment of over $90 million, Paths to Progress is a collaborative effort between the Federal Highway Administration, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, New Orleans Regional Planning Commission and City of New Orleans.
If you require special assistance due to a disability in order to participate at this meeting or if you need additional information, call 1-800-574-7193.
This will be done under State Project number H.005898.