City Officials Break Ground on Lake Vista Roadwork

Mayor LaToya Cantrell today joined other officials to mark the start of the $2.8 million Lake Vista Group A roadwork project that will improve 15 blocks of the neighborhood.

“We must continue to roll out our critical infrastructure projects while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure we improve our streets for hurricane season and beyond. We are encouraged by the pace of this critical work we are doing throughout 2020. Between maintenance projects and the Joint Infrastructure Program, we currently have 47 DPW projects under construction valued at nearly $306 million, so we are seeing real results,” said Mayor Cantrell. “I want to thank the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans for being a partner on this project, whose budget includes $540,000 from SWBNO.”

Between now and the end of 2020, the City is forecasting nearly $600 million worth of joint Infrastructure Program projects going out to bid.

“The Cantrell administration is committed to continuing our infrastructure work across the city,” said Ramsey Green, Deputy CAO for Infrastructure. “In District D alone, we’ve completed six projects since May 2018 valued at $20.6 million. And today, there are seven projects under construction valued at $58.4 million, including the $2.8 million Lake Vista Group A Project with another $317 million in planned work coming down the pipeline.”

DPW began construction on the Lake Vista Group A project in May 2020. Construction on this patch mill/overlay and incidental road repairs project is designed to repave the roadway from curb-to-curb, which includes:

  • Patch roadways with asphalt or concrete
  • Replace damaged underground water, sewer and drainage lines
  • Replace damaged sidewalks and driveway aprons
  • Install Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps at intersections

At least 15 blocks in the Lake Vista neighborhood will be completely revamped at the FEMA-funded project’s expected completion in fall 2021. Other work in the Lake Vista neighborhood includes a total of five more projects valued at $30 million.

Future work in District D includes:

  • 2020 – Eight more projects currently forecast to begin in 2020 valued at $74 million
  • 2021 – 21 projects valued at $80 million
  • 2022 – 19 projects valued at $79 million
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