Street Resurfacing and Natural Gas Improvements update
Downtown work in the citywide street resurfacing program will occur this week on Tarragona Street, Palafox Street, and Ninth Avenue as crews complete needed manhole and valve adjustments. Drivers should anticipate the potential for daytime lane and street closures.
Street milling and resurfacing work is slated for:
- Lee’s Alley, from East Gonzalez to East DeSoto Street.
- North Devillers Street, from West Wright to West DeSoto Street.
- North Guillemard Street, from East Wright to East Maxwell Street.
- North Palafox Alley, from East Gonzalez to East DeSoto Street.
- North Reus Street, from West Moreno to West Blount Street.
- West Jackson Street, from North A to West Devillers Street.
- West Mallory Street, from North Palafox to North A Street.
- West Moreno Street, from North A to North Palafox Street.
Intermittent day and nighttime lane closures will be needed to perform the work.
The street resurfacing program is milling and paving approximately 1800 blocks (or 119-miles) of streets throughout the city. Many of the streets are in serious need of resurfacing, and none have been milled and re-paved in at least a decade.
Street resurfacing protects the significant investment taxpayers have made in the city’s transportation infrastructure system. It removes old, deteriorated, and cracking asphalt and replaces it with new, fresh layers that protect the rock and soil foundation beneath the roadway.
Delaying milling and resurfacing work inevitably creates the need for more expensive and inconvenient roadway repairs. Industry estimates indicate that reconstructing a roadway can cost more than three times as much as milling and resurfacing it. Milling and resurfacing is often accomplished and traffic returned to normal in a single day. Conversely, street reconstruction requires total street closures and detours that can last weeks or months.