With the repaving of Broadway and Leonidas streets now at “substantial completion,” the section of Freret Street in the Milan neighborhood from Louisiana to Napoleon has become one-way as the repaving project begins there, officials said.Contractors have begun removing the asphalt from Freret Street between Louisiana and Napoleon, so only one travel lane — currently in the downtown direction — is open, officials said. Workers have already begun removing and replacing handicap ramps in the sidewalks, according to the latest update from the Paths to Progress program.
Meanwhile, on Nashville between Claiborne and Fontainebleau, pavement patching and demolition of handicap ramps has also begun, with one lane open in each direction. After the asphalt removal is complete on the first section of Freret, it will begin on Nashville, the update states.
Crews will then begin removing asphalt from the second section of Freret Street, the commercial corridor from Napoleon to Jefferson, the report states. That work is expected to start in three or four weeks.
The stretch of Fontainbleau between Broadway and Nashville was the first to have its asphalt removed, and workers are now repairing curbs there, the report states. One lane of traffic is open in each direction.
The repaving project on Broadway is finished, and permanent road striping should be done by Sept. 20.