On September 27, 2023, BGR presented “Rebuilding Our Infrastructure, Making New Orleans Resilient,” a Breakfast Briefing to discuss progress on New Orleans’ citywide street improvement program. Joseph W. Threat, Sr., and Sarah McLaughlin Porteous, public works leaders for the City of New Orleans, discussed street repair and construction efforts managed through the City’s Roadwork NOLA program. This is a $2.3 billion street and infrastructure investment largely fueled by federal recovery funds to repair damage from the Hurricane Katrina disaster. They discussed the status of the federal funding, project prioritization and progress, inflation cost impacts, contractor accountability, coordination with the Sewerage & Water Board, and many other topics. Following their presentation, Mr. Threat and Ms. Porteous answered questions from the audience.
BGR presented this event free to the public thanks to generous sponsorship from:
Click below to watch the video replay, and scroll down to see photos of the event. BGR also thanks WWNO New Orleans Public Radio 89.9 FM for rebroadcasting this event on October 4, 2023, at 9 p.m.