Vehicular Traffic Returns To 100 Block Of Bourbon St.

NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works’ construction contractor, Hard Rock Construction, LLC has re-opened the 100 block of Bourbon Street to vehicular traffic.

         The block was closed to allow construction crews to replace and repair underground utilities, repave the roadway and install new sidewalks and streetlights as part of the French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project. The city is coordinating the project closely with Entergy, AT&T, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans, Cox Communications and other partners, reps said.

         The intersection of Bourbon at Conti streets continues to be closed to through traffic as construction crews install new underground utilities. The intersection will re-open to traffic in about three weeks once the utilities are installed and the new concrete pavement is placed, reps said.

         Residents and commuters are reminded to use caution when driving, bicycling and walking near this construction site. Signage and traffic control measures such as barrels and fencing are onsite to direct drivers and pedestrians.

         The multi-million dollar French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project calls for removing and replacing existing water and drainage lines, repairing the sewer line, repairing and replacing Entergy gas and electric utility service lines, repaving the roadway in concrete, installing new sidewalks when necessary and installing Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps at intersections.

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