NEW ORLEANS - A major street repair program is about to start in sections of the French Quarter.
Beginning in July, the city, the state Transportation Department and the Federal Highway Administration will begin an $11 million project to repair and resurface portions of eight French Quarter streets.
- Virtually the entire French Quarter stretch of Burgundy, Dauphine and Royal
- Esplanade Avenue from the river to Rampart
- The portions of Toulouse and St. Louis in the Quarter
- Stretches of Decatur and North Peters.
The repairs include patching and resurfacing, plus work on curbs and wheelchair ramps.
The work is scheduled to be completed in December.
Those managing the project will go over the specifics of the plans, the construction schedule and answer questions at 6 p.m. at the Old U.S. Mint on Esplanade Avenue on Tuesday.
The work is part of a project called "Paths to Progress," a $90 million project to restore 60 roadway segments in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes.