NEW ORLEANS — On Thursday, Jan. 11 beginning at 6 a.m., The City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works’ construction contractor, Hard Rock Construction, LLC, will temporarily close the 200 block of Bourbon Street to through traffic. The closure will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 12 noon on Thursday, Jan. 11 and Friday, Jan. 12. The closure will allow crews to place sealant on the new roadway as part of the French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project.
When the roadway reopens to traffic at 12 noon on Thursday, Jan. 11, traffic flow will be reduced to the river side of the 200 block, and parking will be prohibited on the lake side of the 200 block. When the roadway reopens to traffic at 12 noon on Friday, Jan. 12, traffic will only be able to travel on the lake side of the 200 block, and parking will be prohibited on the river side of that block.
The 400 block of Bourbon Street is currently closed to vehicular traffic as crews install new sidewalks on both sides of the street and divert pedestrian traffic to the roadway.
Public safety is our top priority; 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 will be 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, repaving the roadway in concrete, installing new sidewalks when necessary and installing Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps at intersections.
A full description of the project scope is available at: http://roadwork.nola.gov/bourbon/
For questions and/or concerns about the project, please contact RoadworkNOLA at (504) 658-ROAD or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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