Bluebird Drive Extension (Beaullieu /Cornelius)
Public Works Project Number: 1459
Project Length (miles): 0.2
Parish District: 4
Construction Estimate: $1,750,000.00
Project Cost: $2,100,000.00
Project Type: Traffic, Roads & Bridges
Designer: Domingue, Szabo, & Associates, Inc.
The Bluebird Drive Extension project is a construction project aimed at extending and improving the current road infrastructure in the area. The project involves extending Bluebird Drive from Lake Farm Rd to Frem Boustany Dr. This project will include the construction of a new roadway for the extension and associated drainage work. The new corridor section will be made up of asphalt pavement and will involve curb and gutter, subsurface drainage, pedestrian sidewalks, bike lanes, and raised pedestrian crossings with flashing beacons. Overall, the Bluebird Drive Extension project will provide significant benefits, including improved road and pedestrian safety, increased accessibility, promote active transportation, provide better connectivity to the surrounding areas, and enhance the overall livability of the community.
The graphic below provides a conceptual view of the proposed improvements that will be considered for the project.
DRAINAGE AND GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE CONSIDERATIONS
The new corridor will consist of a grass buffer on both sides of the roadway between the sidewalk and curb. These new green spaces will provide numerous benefits such as reducing air pollution, mitigating stormwater runoff, helping to prevent erosion, and improving the overall appearance of the corridor.
This project will remove and replace storm drain pipes and manholes of various sizes along the project. Throughout the project, the construction team will carefully monitor the drainage system to ensure that it is functioning correctly. They will also make any necessary adjustments to the system to ensure that it is optimized for the area's drainage needs.
The new corridor will utilize a closed (sub-surface) system with curb and gutter to collect and transport water runoff quickly to a stormwater system which will aid in the prevention of flooding.
Minimal environmental considerations have been identified and must be reviewed and potentially addressed. This includes:
Removal of existing trees
*Note that this is not exhaustive of possible future environmental considerations.
A preliminary assessment of the project area is provided for the utilities listed below. Potential utility relocation costs will be included in the project budget if the infrastructure is located within the utility’s own servitude.
RIGHT OF WAY CONSIDERATIONS
The project at hand involves right-of-way acquisition from LCG for the construction of a new roadway. The right-of-way acquisition process will involve identifying the required areas for the construction of the new roadway. This will involve a careful analysis of the project plans to determine the amount of land needed to accommodate the new infrastructure.