French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project – Monday, December 3, 2018

The City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works and Sewerage & Water Board began a full reconstruction project on Bourbon Street from St. Louis to Dumaine streets (500-800 blocks) on September 17, 2018. Work will occur sequentially from the 500 – 800 blocks, with ONLY one block fenced off at a time throughout construction.  All businesses along this corridor will remain open and accessible throughout construction. The $9.5 million cost-shared project, which is anticipated to run through June 2019, was designed by Mott McDonald, LLC and will be constructed by Hard Rock Construction, LLC.  Project partners include Entergy Electric, Entergy Gas, Cox Communications and AT&T.

 Attend “Conversation on the Corner”
The next Phase 2 bi-weekly community status meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 4, at 10:30 a.m. at the Four Points Sheraton in the Board Room.

 Traffic Status

Fencing Has Been Removed!!!  500 Block Roadway / Toulouse Intersection Reopening to Traffic

On Monday, Dec. 3 weather permitting, the contractor will reopen the 500 block Bourbon Street roadway to pedestrian traffic and the Toulouse and Bourbon intersection to vehicular traffic. Crews are preparing for sidewalk work by installing temporary access ramps to all businesses. The 500 block roadway will reopen to vehicular traffic once the sidewalks are complete in late December.

Upcoming Roadway Closure – 600 Block (Toulouse to St. Peter)
Once the 500 block of Bourbon and Toulouse intersection reopens to pedestrian and vehicular traffic respectively (Monday, Dec. 3 weather permitting), crews will install the fence in the 600 block roadway to accommodate installation of new utilities.  Crews will be starting on the new waterline.  The 600 block roadway is anticipated to be reopened in late January.

 Upcoming Intersection Closure – St. Louis Street

On Monday, Dec. 3, the contractor will be temporarily closing the intersection of Bourbon and St. Louis to complete sidewalk restoration.  This activity is anticipated to take two days; the intersection will be open to traffic when crews are not working.

 Upcoming Intersection Closure – St. Peter Street

The intersection of St.  Peter and Bourbon streets will close during the week of Dec. 3 so that crews can complete the installation of new utilities. This also means that the first half of the 700 block of Bourbon will be closed to vehicular traffic, as well as the 700 block of St. Peter. Flaggers will be on site at Dauphine to direct local traffic in / out of the 800 block of St. Peter while crews are working. Expect this closure to last for approximately four weeks.

 Entergy Electric & Gas
Entergy Gas will continue working at the intersection of St. Ann and Bourbon streets, and will move into the 800 block.  Entergy Electric will be working in the 800 block.  There will be no intersections closed; however, there may be temporary street closures of Bourbon in the 800 block between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.  As usual Entergy will accommodate the public, businesses, and deliveries to the best of their ability.

UPDATED!!! Overall Project Sequence of Construction

Block Tentative Schedule
(Fence in place)
* Approximate
Total Days Per Block
(Including Sidewalks)
500 (St. Louis – Toulouse) 9/24/18 – 11/30/18 75 Days
600 (Toulouse – St. Peter) 12/03/18 – 1/27/19 75 Days
700 (St. Peter – St. Ann) 1/28/19 – 2/17/19, 3/7/19 – 4/22/19 75 Days
800 (St. Ann – Dumaine) 4/23/19 – 6/25/19 75 Days
Total Days

*Once the contractor moves the fence to the next block, sidewalks in the previous block will be worked on simultaneously

250 Working Days Total

(exclusive of weather / events days)

Mardi Gras Demobilization

The contractor will completely demobilize all labor and materials including fencing from the site and temporarily backfill any trenches by close of business on February 18, two weeks in advance of Mardi Gras, to minimize pedestrian and vehicular traffic disruption.  The contractor will resume operations on March 7, 2019.

UPDATED!!! Demobilization for other Events / Holidays

The Contractor must contain equipment and materials within the block that is fenced off. No work will take place during the following event days or holidays: Christmas / New Year’s Eve / Sugar Bowl (12/24 -12/25, 12/28-1/2/2019), French Quarter Fest (4/11-4/14), Jazz Fest (4/26-4/28 and 5/2-5/5).

 AT&T Service Outage Reporting Process
To ensure service restoration and proper credit, AT&T residential customers MUST report problems to 1-800-288-2020.  Business customers MUST report problems to 1-877-438-0041.  After reporting problems to AT&T, customers may also send e-mail to to help expedite the process.

Garbage Corrals

Garbage must be placed in appropriate corrals at the end of each intersecting block (St. Louis, Toulouse, etc.) between 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please refrain from leaving garbage cans on the Bourbon St. sidewalk as we are required to maintain pedestrian access.

How to Stay Informed

Questions about this project may be directed to via e-mail to or to theRoadworkNOLA hotline 504.658.ROAD (7623).