Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined city and state officials and community stakeholders to break ground on the $5.4 million S. Galvez Street Reconstruction Project in the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood. The construction will stretch from Toledano Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Mayor Landrieu knew the area well.
“This is my neighborhood where I used to throw newspapers and get a (cola) from Gambino’s.”
The S. Galvez Street Reconstruction Project will include a full reconstruction of the roadway, including replacement of the existing sewer, water and drainage lines; installing water absorbent concrete parking lanes which reduces the amount of water that requires pumping and processing by the city’s storm water drainage system; narrowing the width of the existing roadway from 35 feet to 26 feet; and reconfiguring the roadway from two travel lanes and one parking lane in each direction, to one travel lane, one dedicated bicycle lane, and one parking lane in each direction. It will be a six month detour from S. Galvez Street to Martin Luther King Boulevard.