$1 Million Infrastructure Upgrade on S. Broad Street Nearly Complete

From a press release

The City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works’ construction contractors are wrapping up repairs and accessibility improvements on the $1 million South Broad Street Improvement Project. The infrastructure upgrades, which began in October 2018, are designed to make Broad Street and the overpass safer for all users.  Work is scheduled to be completed later this month.

Currently, crews are striping the roadway with a new, protected bike lane over the Broad Street overpass and dedicated bike lane between the overpass and Tulane Avenue, completing the installation of bollards to delineate the bike and travel lanes, as well as adding signage near conflict points.

“We’ve got more signs coming to show that this is a bike lane, and we have traffic-calming measures, narrowing the motorists’ lane,” said Deputy CAO for Infrastructure Ramsey Green.

Additional work that has already been completed includes the following:

  • A new traffic signal at Broad and Gravier streets;
  • Resurfaced the roadway between Tulane Avenue and the bridge approach;
  • Resurfaced three of the on/off ramps;
  • Guardrail and deck improvements on the Broad Street overpass;
  • Repaired catch basins and drainage grates on the bridge;
  • Installed three Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant ramps;
  • Roadway striping with a protected bike lane over the Broad Street overpass and a dedicated bike lane between the Broad Street overpass and Tulane Avenue;
  • Added high-visibility crosswalk striping;
  • New concrete bus islands; (complete) and
  • Re-allocated curb space (freight and passenger zones).
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