French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project, Phase 2: Monday, June 3, 2019

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 more than fifty 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.  Additionally, the lighting and security have been upgraded between St. Louis and St. Peter streets.  Entergy Gas and Entergy Electric have also completed upgrades to their services in those blocks.  

The $9.5 million cost-shared project, which is anticipated to run through September 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. 

PRIDE Weekend Work Schedule

The contractor will be demobilized on Saturday, June 8.  Crews will work a short day on June 7 and on June 9.

Attend our “Conversation on the Corner”
The next Phase 2 bi-weekly community status meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans Street, St. Joseph Salon.

Traffic Status   

600 Block (Toulouse to St. Peter)
Crews will complete repairs on the riverside sidewalk next week.   

Roadway Closure – 700 Block (St. Peter to Orleans)

Crews have removed the riverside sidewalks on and installed access ramps for all businesses.  Crews have begun to remove the sidewalks on the lakeside and install access ramps for those businesses.  Sidewalk work in this block is anticipated to take another three weeks to complete. 

Roadway Closure – 750 Block (Orleans to St. Ann)

Crews are continuing work on the new waterline (pictured above).  When this activity is complete, work will begin on the new, upsized drain line.  On Tuesday at 9 a.m., crews will be removing a fire hydrant at Bourbon and St. Ann streets.  NOTE: This activity may cause a temporary interruption of service for lakeside businesses on Bourbon between Orleans and St. Ann and on St. Ann between Dauphine and Bourbon streets. On Thursday at 8 a.m., crews will be tying in the new waterline.  NOTE: This activity may cause a temporary interruption of service for lakeside businesses on Bourbon between Orleans and St. Ann and on St. Ann between Dauphine and Bourbon streets.

St. Louis Closure (Royal and Bourbon)

Crews have completed replacing two concrete panels on St. Louis between Bourbon and Royal streets.  They and are pouring asphalt today and will reopen the road to vehicular traffic on Saturday. 

Entergy Electric & Gas
Entergy Electric is working in the 800 block near Dumaine Street.  Entergy Gas has resumed work on individual services in the 800 block.  New gas services calls for work from property line to property line.  Public safety is the top priority; expect closures of Bourbon in the 800 block between 8:00 am and sunset seven days per week.  Extended work hours are possible.  As usual, Entergy will accommodate the public, businesses, and deliveries to the best of their ability. 

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 – 6/20/19 75 Days
800 (St. Ann – Dumaine) 6/21/19 – 9/06/19 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)

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:

  • June 8: Pride New Orleans (crews will work a short day on June 7 and June 9)
  • July 4 – 8: Independence Day, Essence
  • August 10: Red Dress Run
  • August 29 –September 2: Southern Decadence, Labor Day

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. 

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