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LA DOTD - Paths to Progress(Orleans & St. Bernard Parishes)| Engineering Projects

Originally called the Submerged Roads Program, Meyer Engineers, Ltd. provided design and construction support for repairs to Federal aid eligible roads as a result of damage from Hurricane Katrina. Roads improved included Wisner, Robert E. Lee, Press, Washington, Poydras, M.L. King, Magazine, Nashville and Jefferson Streets in Orleans Parish and Patricia and Jean Lafitte Streets in St. Bernard Parish.

Due to the success of the first phase, a second phase of the project was added, and the project was renamed as Paths to Progress. Roads in Orleans Parish completed under this phase included St. Louis, Toulouse, Dauphine, Burgundy, Esplanade, St. Bernard, Gentilly, and City Park. Roads in Jefferson Parish completed under this phase included and Sal Lentini, Chateau, Joe Yenni, Vintage, and Loyola.

The work provided included base repair, asphalt and concrete patching, asphalt mill and overlay, concrete road and curbs, driveways, sidewalks, handicap ramps, drainage repairs and striping. Meyer coordinated with DOTD District 02, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), N.O. Public Works and N.O. Sewerage and Water Board, in addition to numerous utilities and consultants. Through hard work and careful planning, Meyer  met the deadlines on all task orders involved in this fast-paced project. For instance, DOTD and the City of New Orleans wanted to have five streets paved in the French Quarter prior to the 2013 Superbowl. Meyer completed the design for these streets in 3 months.

For more information on the LA DOTD Submerged Roads Program, facts, maps, and photos; please visit the Submerged Roads Website.

Start Date: October 2007
Substantial Completion Date: OCTOBER 2013
Construction Cost: $51,000,000