About this Project

  • Date: 2018


  • Project Type: HEAVY CIVIL

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority, in cooperation with the Federal Transit Administration, commissioned the development of the new Cemeteries Transit Center. This project created safer conditions for pedestrians and drivers, while improving connectivity between transfers for transit riders. The new Cemeteries Transit Center, originally planned to take place over 18 months, was constructed from start to finish in just four months.

The project was constructed directly adjacent to historic cemeteries and structures and is located on top of a mass burial site. On several occasions, phases of the project had to come to a standstill, as remains were encountered during excavation, which required assessment and, at times, relocation. Still, throughout all these constraints, the project was completed within the tight four-month window.

The overhaul of the City Park Avenue intersection incorporated 1,585 linear feet of track and concrete track slab, new traffic signals on three vital thoroughfares (Canal Street, City Park Avenue, and Canal Boulevard), improved the roadway, added new pedestrian signals, added new bus and streetcar shelters, and added a covered walkway between transfer points.

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