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 is occurring sequentially from the 500 – 800 blocks, with ONLY one block fenced off at a time throughout construction.  All businesses along this corridor are open and accessible throughout construction. 

The City is roughly ninety percent complete with the project; the contractor has fully reconstructed the roadway between St. Louis and St. Ann streets (500-750 blocks) with upsized drainage, a better sewer system, new sidewalks and new, smoother pavement.  Additionally, the lighting and security have been upgraded between St. Louis and St. Peter streets.  Entergy Gas and Entergy Electric have also completed upgrades in those blocks.  

The $9.5 million cost-shared project, which is anticipated to run through fall 2019, was designed by Mott McDonald, LLC and is being 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, September 24, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans Street, St. Joseph Salon.

UPDATED – Bollard Installation

Installation of the moveable bollard system, which will enhance public safety in the 500-750 blocks of Bourbon Street, will begin on Monday in the 500 block and move sequentially through the 750 block.  This activity will require a temporary closure of the block crews are working in to vehicular traffic.  Only one block will be closed at a time for this activity.  For more information on the Matador Bollard System, click here.

Roadway Closure – 500 Block (St. Louis to Toulouse)

All major construction has been completed.  Bollard installation will begin on Monday; this activity will require a temporary closure to vehicular traffic up to one week.  A fire hydrant will be replaced next week that will impact water service; more information will follow. 

Roadway Closure – 600 Block (Toulouse to St. Peter)
All major construction has been completed.  Bollard installation, which will require a temporary closure to vehicular traffic, will begin once this activity has been completed in the 500 block. While the bollards are being installed, Entergy Electric will complete an electrical duct bank in the roadway.  Hard Rock will also be installing a fire service that is required by the State Fire Marshall at 626 Bourbon.  The block will be closed for approximately one week for the abovementioned activities. 

700 Block (St. Peter to Orleans)

All major construction has been completed.  Bollard installation, which will require a temporary closure to vehicular traffic up to one week, will begin once this activity has been completed in the 600 block.

750 Block (Orleans to St. Ann)

Crews are in the process of restoring the riverside sidewalk following installation of a conduit.  Bollard installation, which will require a temporary closure to vehicular traffic up to one week, will begin once this activity has been completed in the 700 block.

Roadway Closure – 800 Block (St. Ann to Dumaine)
Crews are continuing to complete drain house connections.  The riverside sidewalk has been removed; crews are expected to pour the concrete base for the sidewalk mid-week.  Sidewalk removal will begin on the lakeside today.  Access ramps have been installed at all residences and businesses.

900 Block Closure

Crews are currently removing the riverside sidewalks in a section of the 900 block.  Crews are expected to pour the concrete base for the sidewalk mid-week. Sidewalk removal will begin on the lakeside starting at St. Ann and working across Dumaine today.  Access ramps have been installed at all residences and businesses.  

Roadway Closure – St. Ann Reconstruction

Beginning on Monday, Entergy Gas and Entergy Electric will demobilize to allow AT&T’s contractor to relocate their facilities.  Residents and commuters should anticipate roadway closures while they complete their work; the block will reopen at night. The City / SWBNO are in the process of designing the sewer, water and drainage work for this block. Once City / SWBNO work begins in the October timeframe, the block will be fenced off; specific scheduling details will follow in a future update. 

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) 1/27/19 – 2/17/19, 5/20/19 – 7/8/2019 75 Days
800/ 900
(St. Ann – Dumaine and 40ft into the 900 block)
7/8/19 – 8/28/19 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)

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 roadwork@nola.gov to help expedite the process.  

Garbage Corrals

Garbage must be placed in appropriate corrals at the end of each intersecting block between 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please refrain from leaving garbage cans on Bourbon St. as pedestrian access must be maintained. For more information, click here

Questions about this project may be directed to via e-mail to roadwork@nola.gov or to our RoadworkNOLA hotline 504.658.ROAD (7623).

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