Navigating through the maze of construction zones and projects in New Orleans has long been a headache, and never more so than in the past few years, but drivers now have an online map to help them plot out their routes.
The map, at roadwork.nola.gov, provides updates about ongoing and planned construction projects.
The projects include those of the city’s Public Works Department, the Sewerage & Water Board, the Regional Transit Authority, the FEMA-funded Recovery Roads program and Southeast Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project work by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Plans call for adding information about Entergy New Orleans projects plus downloadable construction schedules and maps.
For the near future, drivers can expect commuting to remain a tricky process. Vast swaths of the city’s streets are covered in yellow on the map, indicating that there are projects planned for those stretches.
That’s due at least in part to a planned $3.3 billion in Sewerage & Water Board improvements and $1 billion in other recovery projects that city officials bill as the largest infrastructure improvement effort in New Orleans’ history.