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NOLA completes Oretha Castle Haley Streetscape Project

Brand new sidewalks and asphalt are blessings in New Orleans

A newly-paved O.C. Haley Boulevard
Photo via City of New Orleans Roadwork

On Tuesday, April 4, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, community leaders, and City and State officials celebrated the completion of the Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard Streetscape Project.

Started in August of 2016, the City commissioned the $1.85 million project to revitalize Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard between Calliope Street and St. Andrew Street.

The upgrade and revisions to the O.C. Haley Boulevard include:

  • Removing the neutral ground between Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard and Felicity Street,
  • Installing wider sidewalks at intersections,
  • Repairing damaged sidewalks,
  • Repaving asphalt,
  • Installing American with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps at intersections.
  • The addition of landscaping and trees throughout the corridor.

The O.C. Hayley between Calliope and Andrew Streets now has one travel lane, one bike lane and a parking lane for both directions. The added bike lane is one of many plans to make New Orleans a more cycle-friendly city.

Previously, O.C. Haley Boulevard had two travel lanes and a parking lane.

Check out the live video from the yesterday’s event below.

Oretha Castle Haley Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - April 4, 2017 Mayor Mitch Landrieu- City of New Orleans #NOLAprogress Press Release:

Posted by Roadworknola on Tuesday, April 4, 2017