Placement of the asphalt portion of the Lafitte Greenway bicycle and pedestrian path is 80% complete in Areas 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5. The path in Area 6 will be concrete and is 50% complete. The Department of Public Works construction contractor, Durr Heavy Construction, has completed installing most of the trail lighting fixtures in Areas 2, 3, and 4, and continues installation of trail lighting in Area 5. Lighting wiring will be installed toward the end of the project construction, when the project is ready for public use.
The overall project is about 86% complete and scheduled to be fully open to the public in early summer 2015. This schedule is weather dependent.
Tree planting is 55% complete project-wide. Landscaping work will continue through April.
Area 1: Crews are currently constructing curb extensions in conjunction with the trail crossing at N. Carrollton Avenue. DPW has converted St. Louis St. between N. Carrollton Ave. and N. Solomon St. to one-way lakebound operation. Please obey the new one-way signage.
Area 2: Tree planting is in progress.
Area 3: Please note the N. Lopez St. pedestrian bridge is now closed pending the planned future construction of a replacement bridge. Please use alternate routes.
Area 4: The N. Rocheblave St. pedestrian path is now closed and will remain closed for the duration of construction in Area 4. A new, paved N. Rocheblave St. walk will be constructed as part of this project. Please use N. Galvez or N. Broad streets during construction and avoid entering the construction site. Please use the temporary walking paths on N. Galvez St. during sidewalk construction.
Area 5: The contractor has begun placing the Carondelet Walk crushed stone walking path, which will run along Lafitte Ave between N. Claiborne Ave and N. Galvez St.
Area 6: Durr Heavy Construction has begun grading and site preparation work in Area 6 in the City Parking lot adjacent to Lemann Playground.
To expedite construction, Durr Heavy Construction has divided the Lafitte Greenway project into six sections:
Area 1 – N. Alexander St. to N. Carrollton Ave.
Area 2 – N. Carrollton Ave. to Jefferson Davis Pkwy – currently under construction
Area 3 – N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy to N. Broad St. – currently under construction
Area 4 – N. Broad St. to N. Galvez St. – currently under construction
Area 5 – N. Galvez St. to N. Claiborne Ave. – currently under construction
Area 6 – N. Claiborne Ave. to Basin St.
Please use caution when driving, bicycling or walking near active construction sites. Traffic cones, construction fencing and safety signage are in place to keep everyone safe. Please respect the signage and fencing – do not enter active construction sites.
Thank you for your continued patience.
Cheryn Robles, APR
Community Outreach Manager
Department of Public Works