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New Orleans: Central City’s South Galvez Street construction

From two travel lanes to one

  • Update June 1, 2017: Funding source and completion date have been updated

Tomorrow, New Orleans will continue the developments of its Capital Improvement Program, a $2.4 billion investment to repair New Orleans roads and infrastructure, with South Galvez Street. The Hoffman Triangle artery, between Toledo Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, will be fully reconstructed.

Central City’s South Galvez Street
via Roadworks NOLA

The South Galvez Street reconstruction includes replacement of sewer, water, and drainage lines and installation of new absorbent concrete pavement. The roadway will also be reduced from two travel lanes in each direction to one travel lane, one bike lane, and one parking lane each direction.

Contracted by Command Construction, the Mayor’s office expects the repavement process to be complete by Spring of 2018.

Funding for the road project comes from the Disaster Community Development Block Grant—a federal grant from the Housing and Urban Development for cities that underwent federally-recognized national disasters. The grant is one of several funding sources of the City’s Capital Investment program.

South Galvez isn’t the first Central City street to get a facelift. This Past April, the City finished the Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard road project that reduced travel lanes, and added wider sidewalks, and repaved asphalt between Calliope and Andrew Streets.

Over the next eight years, according to its Capital Improvement plan, New Orleans will undergo 200 separate road and infrastructure projects.