New Orleans — A streetscape project in Gentilly will bring improvements to existing sidewalks, the installation of new ramps on corners, curb and pavement patching and improvements to existing green space, Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s office announced recently.
The project will improve the roads along Elysian Fields Avenue between Foy and Stephen Girard streets, Gentilly Boulevard between Pauger Street and Elysian Fields Avenue and Caton Street between Norman Mayer Avenue and Elysian Fields Avenue.
The city broke ground on the project last week. It is one of 24 planned or ongoing streetscape projects in New Orleans.
Residents will experience some restrictions within the construction zone, such as limited access to certain areas, but no major lane closures are expected, and all roads will remain open.
City officials expect the project to be completed before the end of the year. The cost is $700,000 and is funded by disaster community development block grants. It was designed by Three Fold Consultants of New Orleans and will be constructed by Three C’s Properties of St. Rose.
In a joint statement, Landrieu and District D Councilwoman Cynthia Hedge-Morrell said the work will help to spark private investment for the surrounding neighborhoods.
Questions about the project can be directed to the Department of Public Works at (504) 658-8046.