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Crews will reopen one French Quarter intersection and close another one block away on Friday in order to complete work as part of a $2 million construction project.
Hard Rock Construction, a contractor for the Department of Public Works, temporarily will temporarily reopen the intersection St. Ann and Dauphine streets and close the intersection at Bourbon and St. Ann streets to accommodate utility upgrades and repairs, according to a New Orleans spokeswoman.
The work is part of the $2.2 million St. Ann Full Depth Reconstruction Project.
The intersection at Dauphine and St. Ann streets, which has been closed for several months will be back-filled with asphalt while it is temporarily reopened, according to city officials, and crews will return in late August and close intersection for approximately two more weeks to resolve a utility conflict.
Work at the intersection will not resume until the the intersection of Bourbon and St. Ann streets have reopened to vehicular traffic following the completion of utility upgrades and repairs.
“Public safety is our priority,” said spokeswoman LaTonya Norton. “Flaggers and signage will be in place at Bourbon Street and Orleans Avenue to direct traffic during the closure.”
The entire project is expected to be completed in September 2020, weather permitting, Norton added.
To date, crews have completed installing the new sewer line and are currently working on the new drain line. Once that is complete, they will begin the water main installation and subsequent tie-in and then restore the roadway. After the roadway reopens, crews will begin work on the sidewalks.
For questions about this project or the city’s Capital Improvement Program, call 504-658-7623 or firstname.lastname@example.org.