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.

The New Orleans Tribune

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