Freret Street Work Update

Paths to Progress, Super Group C Update (8/14/2013)

  • The area surrounding the 1600 block of Broadway Street has been repaved. Crews continue to work on minor detailed-items on Broadway and Leonidas. Substantial completion is expected on Aug. 15 or Aug. 16.
  • Immediately after crews reach substantial completion on the Broadway and Leonidas project, they will install traffic control signage and trim trees for the next subgroup (Nashville, Freret and Fontainebleau).
  • Cold milling (removing 2 inches of asphalt) on Fontainebleau (Broadway – Nashville) to begin Monday, August 19. One travel lane in each direction will remain open.
  • Pavement patching and installing ADA-compliant ramps on Nashville (S. Claiborne – Fontainebleau) to begin Monday, August 19. One travel lane in each direction will remain open.
  • Pavement patching and installing ADA-compliant ramps on Freret (Louisiana – Jefferson) to begin Monday, August 19. Crews will begin work at the eastern side of Freret from Louisiana to Napoleon. Starting at the less-congested side (Louisiana – Napoleon) will allow the Sewerage and Water Board to complete the waterline replacement at the 5100 block and the Department of Public Works to re-install the deficient ADA ramps along the corridor. Only one travel lane in one direction will be open. Traffic control for the Freret (Napleon – Jefferson) segment will not be enforced until crews reach that area.
Please note that dates are subject to change due to weather and unforeseen events.

Paths to Progress represents a more than $90 million investment to improve over 60 street segments through the collaborative efforts of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD), in conjunction with the Federal Highway Administration, New Orleans Regional Planning Commission and City of New Orleans. To contact Paths to Progress please call 1-800-574-7193, or email paths2progress@gmail.com, visit www.pavingLAroads.com, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/paths2progress or follow us on Twitter at @paths2progress.