Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined other officials to celebrate the completion of the $344,000 St. Phillip Street Department of Public Works Maintenance Project.
The City bond-funded project covered a one-block stretch of St. Phillip Street that runs through the Artspace Bell School Apartments in the Treme neighborhood, between North Johnson and North Galvez streets. The roadway is in the process of being donated back to the City by the Artspace Bell School Apartments.
“This has been a long haul, and a good time getting here, through the hard work of the community and District D City Councilman Jared Brossett, the Department of Public Works, and in partnership with Artspace,” said Mayor Cantrell. “I am so excited to return this street back to the community.” said
Mayor Cantrell was also joined by Councilman Brossett, Public Works Director Keith LaGrange, and other public works staff members, along with Rev. John Asare-Dankwah, the pastor of nearby St. Peter Claver Catholic Church.
The project features a new, 14-foot-wide roadway aligned with DPW standards, including a slight “meander” to prevent vehicles from speeding or parking on the street; new sidewalks; and a 6-foot-wide sidewalk to accommodate the New Orleans Fire Department’s minimum requirement of a 20-foot-wide roadway for fire trucks to access the nearby station. There also will be new signage (one way, no parking, stop sign, do not enter, and speed limit).