Stretch of Bourbon Street to close for a month

Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
July 19, 2019 - 10:27 pm

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Crews will close down a portion of Bourbon Street Monday.

"The City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works’ construction contractor, Hard Rock Construction, LLC, will close the intersection of Bourbon and Dumaine streets to vehicular traffic for approximately four weeks to accommodate installation of new utilities."

The 800 block of Bourbon Street between St. Ann and Dumaine streets is also currently closed.

Workers are installing new water, sewer and drainage lines before replacing the street.

"Due to the condition of the utilities beneath St. Ann Street between Dauphine and Bourbon Streets, the block will be fully reconstructed as part of the Bourbon Phase 2 project."

This is part of the complete resurfacing and utility replacement the length of Bourbon Street.

"The City is roughly 70 percent complete with the project; the contractor has fully reconstructed the roadway between St. Louis and Orleans streets (500-700 blocks) with upsized drainage, a better sewer system, new sidewalks and new, smoother pavement; as well as reconstructed the roadway between Orleans and St. Ann streets with upsized drainage and a better sewer system.  Additionally, the lighting and security have been upgraded between St. Louis and St. Peter streets. Entergy Gas and Entergy Electric has completed upgrades to their services in the 500-800 blocks."    

It is a $9.5 million project.  It is scheduled to be complete this fall.

Click here for a full description of the project...

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