Mayor LaToya Cantrell recently joined other officials and community leaders to break ground on the $23 million Bayou St. John, Fairgrounds, 7th Ward Group B roadwork project – the Administration’s largest awarded Joint Infrastructure Recovery Response (JIRR) program in terms of cost.
Of the $23 million project, $10 million will come from the Public Works Department and $13 million from the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO). The project includes repaving roadways from curb-to-curb; patching roadways with asphalt or concrete; replacing damaged underground water, sewer and drainage lines; replacing damaged sidewalks and driveway aprons; and installing Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps at intersections.
“This roadwork project is one of the most expansive infrastructure projects under our JIRR Program that coordinates efforts of DPW and the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans. This $23 million FEMA-funded project includes work in three City Council districts – A, C and D – and will improve at least 122 blocks in the Bayou St. John, Fairgrounds and 7th Ward neighborhoods by spring 2022. It’s a shining example of how we are moving this City forward when it comes to fixing our aging infrastructure despite the pandemic, safely and securely,” said Mayor Cantrell.