Mayor LaToya Cantrell joined other leaders and residents on Tuesday (June 1) to celebrate the completion of the FEMA-funded $6.13 million Filmore South Group A roadwork project that improved 40 residential blocks in District D.
“The $6.13 million Filmore South Group A project in District D is another example of how we are coordinating our FEMA-funded infrastructure efforts between (the Department of Public Works) and the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans, and how we are committed to fixing our aging streets and broken pipes across every district of the city,” Mayor Cantrell said. “We’re also excited to see how this accelerated work despite the COVID-19 pandemic is keeping our people at work. And as of December 2020, more than 1,100 new jobs had been created as part of the City’s infrastructure program, so we know that this work will be an integral part of our Road to Recovery.”
Mayor Cantrell also thanked residents for their patience as the City continues to move forward with a range of roadwork projects and urged residents to reach out when they experience a lack of movement on any given project in order to hold contractors accountable in getting the job done in a timely and courteous manner. Residents are encouraged to contact RoadWorkNOLA directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (504) 658-ROAD (7623).
“The Filmore South Group A project is another example of how we are investing in our residents. Prioritizing infrastructure is essential to ensuring residents have the best sewer, water, drainage, and roadway systems to improve their quality of life. It’s now easier for families, especially those with strollers or wheelchairs, to access the sidewalks,” said District D Councilman Jared Brossett. “The new drainage lines can reduce street flooding from stormwater runoff by quickly conveying water into the drainage system. I’m proud to be a part of this $6.13 million quality-of-life investment.”