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.
500 Block and St. Louis Intersection Remain Closed
Hard Rock Construction, LLC has completed installing the fence and temporary lighting in the 500 block of Bourbon Street. River bound traffic has been re-routed from the 500 block of Bourbon St. between St. Louis and Toulouse streets. Good News! The St. Louis intersection is now scheduled to reopen by the end of the week (weather permitting) – approximately two weeks ahead of schedule. The 400 block of Bourbon and 700/800 blocks of St. Louis streets are closed to through traffic until the St. Louis intersection reopens; flaggers are on site at St. Louis and Royal and St. Louis and Dauphine while crews are working, but they may move from their positions to direct construction deliveries as needed.
Entergy Electric & Gas
Entergy Gas will continue working in the 700 block from Orleans to St. Ann. Entergy Electric will continue construction in the 700 block of Bourbon St between Orleans and St. Ann. There will be no intersections closed; however, there will be temporary street closures of Bourbon in the 700 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.
Future Intersection Closure – Toulouse and Bourbon streets
Hard Rock Construction will close the intersection of Toulouse and Bourbon streets on or around October 29 so that crews can complete the installation of utilities. This intersection will not close until the intersection of St. Louis and Bourbon streets have reopened to vehicular traffic.
Upcoming Week Work Plan
Overall Project Sequence of Construction
(Fence in place / Closed to Vehicular Traffic)
Total Days Per Block
|500 (St. Louis – Toulouse)||9/24/18 – 11/9/18||75 Days|
|600 (Toulouse – St. Peter)||11/10/18 – 1/21/19||75 Days|
|700 (St. Peter – St. Ann)||1/22/19 – 2/15/19, 3/7/19 – 4/6/19||75 Days|
|800 (St. Ann – Dumaine)||4/7/19 – 6/12/19||75 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 return to the site to resume operations on March 7, 2019.
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: Voodoo Music and Arts Experience (10/26-10/28), Halloween (work shutdown at 4pm) Bayou Classic / Thanksgiving )11/22-11/25), Christmas / New Year’s Eve / Sugar Bowl (12/24-1/2/2019), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to help expedite the process.
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 email@example.com or to our RoadworkNOLA hotline 504.658.ROAD (7623).