Roadwork ahead: Construction begins in May on MLK Boulevard between St. Charles and Claiborne

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Construction on the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Patch, Mill and Overlay project is scheduled to begin in May and the city expects it to continue for about 14 months.

The city is holding a pre-construction community meeting on Tuesday (April 26) from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Allie Mae Williams Multi-Service Center second-floor meeting room at 2020 Jackson Ave.

See here to register. A copy of the presentation will be sent to all registrants and uploaded to roadwork.nola.gov/projects before the meeting.

Protected bike lanes will be added in both directions of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

The project will include a vehicular lane reduction and parking lane shift between St. Charles Ave. and Clara St. in the lakebound direction of MLK and a vehicular lane reduction and parking lane shift between St. Charles Avenue and South Robertson Street in the riverbound direction of MLK to provide space for the protected bike lanes.

Patch, Mill and Overlay projects are designed to repave the roadway; replace damaged sidewalks and driveway aprons; and install Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps at the intersections.

In general, the contractor will work from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; however, delays due to weather or other circumstances may cause the contractor to work later or on the weekends.

Residents should exercise caution when driving, bicycling or walking near active construction sites.

For updates and more information, email roadwork@nola.gov or call 504-658-ROAD (7623). Information is also available on roadwork.nola.gov and @roadworkNOLA on FacebookInstagramTwitter and other social media sites.

One thought on “Roadwork ahead: Construction begins in May on MLK Boulevard between St. Charles and Claiborne

  1. What about finishing the half done jobs all over the Black Pearl, Carrollton, and myriad other areas of the city which have been “in progress” for the past two and a half years ??? Who is writing these contracts ??? Are there penalties for failure to complete work in a timely manner ??? If there are, who is enforcing them ??? And if there are not, who is getting fired for such a serious lapse ??? Fix my #@$%ing street.

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