Placement of the asphalt portion of the Lafitte Greenway bicycle and pedestrian path is 100% complete in Areas 2, 3, 4, and 5. The path in Area 1 is 80% complete. The path in Area 6 will be concrete and is 95% 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 94% complete and scheduled to be fully open to the public in summer 2015. This schedule is weather dependent.
Tree planting is 75% complete project-wide. Landscaping work will continue through July. Any trees not planting by the end of July will be planted in late October and November.
Area 1 (N. Alexander St. to N. Carrollton Ave.): Concrete work is substantially complete, with only the median work at the N. Carrollton streetcar station left to be completed. Beginning Monday, June 8, the left lane of N Carrollton at St Louis will be closed for construction. DPW has converted St. Louis St. between N. Carrollton Ave. and N. Solomon St. to one-way in the lakebound operation. Please obey the new one-way signage.
Area 2 (N. Carrollton Ave. to Jefferson Davis Pkwy): Street repairs are complete.
Area 3 (N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy to N. Broad St.): The Jefferson Davis intersection asphalt restoration will begin soon. Workers will be removing the abandoned railroad tracks. 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 (N. Broad St. to N. Galvez St.): Workers will mobilize this month to begin widening the N. Broad St. median. This will follow the Broad/Lafitte Streetscape project’s reduction of lanes on N Broad St from three travel lanes in each direction to two travel lanes in each direction with a bike lane. The N. Rocheblave St. pedestrian path is now closed and will remain closed for the duration of construction in Area 4. Workers have begun construction on the new, paved N. Rocheblave St. walk. Please use N. Galvez or N. Broad streets during construction and avoid entering the construction site. To sign up to receive regular updates on the status of the Broad/Lafitte Streetscape project, please contact Cheryn Robles at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Area 5 (N. Galvez St. to N. Claiborne Ave.): Work at the N. Prieur crossing is in progress. N. Prieur is closed to traffic from St. Louis St. to Lafitte Ave. 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 (N. Claiborne Ave. to Basin St.): Durr Heavy Construction continues work in the City-owned parking lot to prepare the pavement for the asphalt path. Trail lighting installation is in progress.
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