GUSTE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT –
INFRASTRUCTURE PHASE I
Client:Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO)
Location:New Orleans, LA
Type of Work:Site Prep, Utilities, Paving
Scope of Work:The project consisted of the demolition and re-construction of the infrastructure at the Guste Housing projects, located in Orleans Parish. The infrastructure revitalization was necessary as HANO was moving forward with the phased demolition and re-construction of new housing facilities. This new infrastructure, constructed by Durr Heavy Construction, would serve as the backbone and catalyst for this new housing development in central New Orleans. The project consisted of a complete overhaul of the existing infrastructure including concrete demolition, new sanitary sewer, water, storm drainage and electrical utilities, as well as concrete streets and sidewalks.
Demolition performed by Durr included the removal and disposal of 11,000 square yards of concrete and asphalt paving.
Utilities installed on the project included:
- 4,000 linear feet of concrete storm drainage pipe
- 60 drainage manholes or catch basins
- 2,800 linear feet of water lines
- 3,000 linear feet of sanitary sewer
- All new street lighting
Durr excavated over 9,000 cubic yards of material from under the existing streets and replaced this material with sand and stone sub base to accept the new streets. The infrastructure project was completed when the more than 9,500 square yards of concrete roadway, curb, and sidewalks were installed as well as the 4,200 square yards of asphalt paving.
Numerous challenges presented themselves during construction, including construction of several sanitary sewer and storm drainage siphons to avoid disruption of an existing 20” high pressure gas line and a 27” sanitary sewer main serving the central city area.