Construction finished on famed Bourbon Street


NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JULY 12: Visitors check out the attractions along Bourbon Street in the French Quarter despite rainfall from Hurricane Barry on July 12, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The slow moving storm is expected to make landfall as a tropical storm or weak hurricane near Morgan City, Louisiana. Flash flood watches have been issued over much of of Louisiana and Mississippi as the storm is expected to dump more than a foot of rain in many areas and up to 25 inches in some isolated locations. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) — A revitalization of New Orleans’ famed Bourbon Street has been completed.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell joined other city officials and community leaders Thursday to celebrate the $9.5 million project that began in September 2018 and spans the 500 to 800 blocks of Bourbon Street in the city’s French Quarter.

The completed Phase 2 project included upgrades to lighting, security cameras, and the implementation of a movable bollard system, better drainage, an improved sewer system, and new pavement.

Cantrell described the improvements to the infrastructure as “historical.”

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