City to Begin Additional $2.5 Million in Westbank Road Improvements

New Orleans’ Department of Public Works has started two improvement projects on the Westbank. The short-term projects will be completed by City maintenance contractor Hard Rock Construction, LLC.

Commuters in the areas of construction should plan for additional travel time and are urged to be mindful of workers.

The planned improvements include work along General Meyer Avenue and Wall Boulevard.

On General Meyer Avenue between Sullen Place and Bennett Street, crews will install new concrete panels to help improve traffic flow. There will be intermittent closures on General Meyer Avenue throughout construction and the $1.25 million bond-funded project will take approximately two months to complete. 

In preparation for improvements under the city’s Moving New Orleans Bikes Initiative, crews will replace concrete panels and joints on Wall Boulevard between General De Gaulle Drive and Holiday Drive. The $1.25 million bond-funded project will take approximately two months to complete. No lane closures will be required, however lane shifts will be utilized during construction.

The Algiers project will include upgrades such as protected bike lanes, bus stop improvements, high visibility crosswalks, bike boulevards, and pedestrian signals. Additional street repairs, striping and signage, signal improvements, and short shared-use trail connections will be constructed on 11 miles of city and state streets: Mardi Gras Boulevard; Florence Street; Newton Street; Lawrence Street; Holiday Drive; MacArthur Boulevard; Wall Boulevard; Westbend Parkway; Woodland Drive; Garden Oaks Drive and Odeon Street. The entire project is scheduled to be complete in spring 2020.

The Department of Public Works kicked off three other maintenance projects on the Westbank in December 2019 worth approximately $2 million. The projects on Herschel Drive and Tullis Drive have been completed. A third project on Garden Oaks Drive will be finished this month.  

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