The City of New Orleans Department of Public Works, along with the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development and the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission will hold a construction commencement ceremony for the reconstruction project to repair Earhart Boulevard from Hamilton Street to Fern Street.
The project will repair a heavily damaged one-mile stretch of the Earhart Boulevard thoroughfare that accommodates several businesses as a part of economic development recovery for the area.
The $12.4 million project is the final Transportation Infrastructure Model for Economic Development (TIMED) project, and was primarily funded by $8.1 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act or stimulus funds. Other sources of funding include $2.5 million from the Federal Highway Administration, $1.2 million from the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board and $627,000 in TIMED funds.
What: Construction commencement ceremony to commemorate the start of construction on Earhart Boulevard from Hamilton Street to Fern Street
When & Where: Wednesday, Dec. 16, 1:30 p.m., in the H&R Block parking lot on the corner of Earhart Boulevard and South Carrollton Avenue (also former Walgreens parking lot)
Hosted by: The City of New Orleans Department of Public Works, the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission (RPC) and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD)
Speakers: Mayor C. Ray Nagin, Public Works Director Robert Mendoza, DOTD Deputy Secretary Sherri LeBas and New Orleans RPC Executive Director Walter Brooks