Bird’s Eye View of Lafitte Greenway Construction
Aerial Images of the Greenway’s Progress
Craig Guillot of NOLA Aerials captured extraordinary aerial low-altitude images of Lafitte Greenway on October 20, 2014. Construction of the Greenway is over 50% complete in these images, shot from two locations:
- North Prieur: The site of the new soccer/football and baseball fields, where we see the Greenway’s utility as a transportation corridor to the new BioDistrict hospitals and the Central Business District.
- Jefferson Davis Parkway: The Greenway and the Jefferson Davis Bike Path intersect at the base of Bayou St. John at the new bicycle roundabout. Take the Jefferson Davis Trail into City Park and out to the lakefront, or follow it the other direction to Uptown New Orleans.
Jefferson Davis Parkway
Click here for more photos of the progress on the Lafitte Greenway.
Placement of the asphalt portion of the Lafitte Greenway bicycle and pedestrian path is now 75% complete in Areas 2, 3, 4, and 5. The Department of Public Works construction contractor, Durr Heavy Construction, has completed installing most of the trail lighting fixtures in Areas 3 and 4, and continues installation of trail lighting in Areas 2 and 5. Lighting wiring will be installed toward the end of the project construction, when the project is ready for public use.
The contractor has completed collecting the cobblestones that will line the Carondelet Walk crushed stone path. The contractor will begin constructing the walking path, which will run along Lafitte Ave., in November. The Carondelet Walk starts at N. Claiborne Ave. and will end at N. Galvez St. The remaining cobblestones not being used as part of the walking path will be moved off-site to a DPW storage facility in early November.
Please note the N. Lopez St. pedestrian bridge is closed and will remain closed for the duration of construction in Area 3.
Please note the N. Rocheblave St. pedestrian path is now closed and will remain closed for the duration of construction in Area 4. A new, paved N. Rocheblave St. walk will be constructed as part of this project. Please use N. Galvez or N. Broad streets during construction and avoid entering the construction site.
Crews have removed the sidewalk on the uptown side of Lafitte Ave. between N. Prieur and N. Galvez streets. The new Carondelet Walk on the interior of the park will replace the old sidewalk. Crews will also soon begin replacing the sidewalk on the uptown side of Lafitte Ave. between N. Rocheblave and N. Dorgenois streets. Crews will begin replacing sidewalk on both sides of N. Galvez St. shortly. Please use the temporary walking paths on N. Galvez St. during sidewalk construction.
Conversion of St. Louis St. between N. Carrollton Ave. and N. Soloman St., from two-way directional traffic to one-way traffic in the lakebound direction is scheduled to begin Nov. 10. Crews will mobilize to this portion of roadway in mid-December.
Durr Heavy Construction continues final grading of Areas 2, 3, 4, and 5.
The overall project is about 60 percent complete and on schedule to be opened to the public in spring 2015.
To expedite construction, Durr Heavy Construction has divided the Lafitte Greenway project into six sections:
Area 1 – N. Alexander St. to N. Carrollton Ave.
Area 2 – N. Carrollton Ave. to Jefferson Davis Pkwy – currently under construction
Area 3 – N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy to N. Broad St. – currently under construction
Area 4 – N. Broad St. to N. Galvez St. – currently under construction
Area 5 – N. Galvez St. to N. Claiborne Ave. – currently under construction
Area 6 – N. Claiborne Ave. to Basin St.
Please use caution when driving, bicycling or walking near active construction sites. Traffic cones, construction fencing and safety signage are in place to keep everyone safe. Please respect the signage and fencing – do not enter active construction sites.
Thank you for your continued patience.
Cheryn Robles, APR
Community Outreach Specialist
Department of Public Works