CITY OF KENNER
Mayor Michael S. Yenni
1801 Williams Blvd • Kenner, LA • 70062
Police (504) 712-2222 or 911
Fire Department (504) 467-2211 or 911
City Hall (504) 468-7200

Pardon our Paths to Progress!


Over the next 12-18 months, the City of Kenner will undergo a significant number of construction-related projects along major thoroughfares and some residential streets. These improvements are a direct result of multiple programs that have committed to investing in Kenner's infrastructure improvements. The programs and organizations associated with these projects include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Paths to Progress Program(sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development)
  • Federal Transit Authority
  • Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (sewerage infrastructure) 
  • State Capital Outlay Program
  • Statewide Flood Control Program
  • Federal Transit Authority/State Safety Grant
  • City of Kenner Public Works Capital Projects
  • Corps of Engineers
  • Regional Planning Commission

The purpose of this webpage is to provide you with updates and information regarding projects either in progress or scheduled to soon to begin. Details will include locations and brief construction details, as well as the organization, programs and funding associated with each project. Please continue to check back for updated information so that we can do our best to minimize your potentional temporary inconvenience in connection with our progress and projects.

The schedules included here are tentative and subject to change on a weekly basis.

Complaints related to ROADWAY WORK ONLY should be referred to the following telephone number and e-mail address:

HOTLINE: 1-800-574-7193
E-MAIL: paths2progress@gmail.com

Follow updates on project progress at www.pavinglaroads.com, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Paths2Progress, and on Twitter at @paths2progress.


Public Information/Press Releases from Program Management


11/5/2013-One-Way Traffic of 31st Street Starts Today as Paths to Progress Performs Road Repairs

9/6/2013-Paths to Progress announces start of road repairs on W. Esplanade Avenue, 31st Street and Loyola Drive in Kenner- One lane in each traveling direction (eastbound and westbound will remain closed throughout construction for the safety of travelers and construction workers. Crews are currently excavating and replacing pavement, installing ADA-compliant ramps, and saw cutting the roadway. Activities such as saw cutting may not be visible, but work has already begun and traffic cannot enter these work zones.

The traffic control plan is in place per the City of Kenner, Parish of Jefferson and DOTD standard traffic control plan requirements. In addition, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is incorporated per DOTD requirements. It involves the closure of one travel in each direction to provide a more comprehensive traffic pattern rather than switching back and forth from one lane to two lanes. Only securing trenched areas without traffic transitions would increase safety concerns and dividing the project into a number of phases would lengthen the construction period to six months.

Barriere Construction is working to reach substantial completion of this project within 2 months, before the shopping holiday season begins. We will continue to evaluate the current traffic control plan and seek ways of reducing traffic congestion for those impacted by the road repairs. Motorists are encouraged to use alternative routes, if possible.


Projects Under Construction


West Return Levee Drainage Improvements (along toe of earthen levee)
Estimated Start Date: August 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 8 months
Status: Under Construction
Project Details-Click here

Sal Lentini Parkway (Vintage Drive to Joe Yenni Blvd.)
Estimated Start Date: Mid-June 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 3 months
Status: Near Completion
Project Details-Click here

Chateau Boulevard (Vintage Drive to Chateau Dulac)
Estimated Start Date: Mid-June 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 3 months
Status: Near Completion

Project Details-Click here

Joe Yenni Boulevard (Sal Lentini Parkway to Williams Blvd.)
Estimated Start Date: Mid-June 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 3 months
Status: Near Completion

Project Details-Click here

Loyola Drive (3 Loyolas to W. Esplanade Avenue)
Estimated Start Date: September 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 3 months
Status: Under Construction

Project Details-Click here

31st Street (Loyola Drive to Duncan Canal)
Estimated Start Date: September 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 3 months
Status: Under Construction

Project Details-Click here

W. Esplanade Avenue (Ole Miss Drive to Williams Boulevard)
Estimated Start Date: September 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 3 months
Status: Under Construction

Project Details-Click here

Vintage Drive/Medoc Generator
Estimated Start Date: May-June 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 4 months
Status: Near Completion

Project Details-Click here

Vintage and Medoc Force Main
Estimated Start Date: July-August 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 6 months
Status: Under Construction

Project Details-Click here

West Stanford and West Loyola Force Main
Estimated Start Date: September 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 6 months
Status: Under Construction

Project Details-Click here

Veterans Boulevard (Salem Street to Sharon Street)
Estimated Start Date: July-August 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 6 months
Status: Near Completion
Project Details-Click here 


Upcoming Projects


Veterans Boulevard and Indiana Avenue Lift Station and Force Main
Estimated Start Date: October 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 3 months
Project Details-Click here

Canary Ansas Lift Station and Force Main
Estimated Start Date: October 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 3 months

Project Details-Click here

Roosevelt Boulevard (Airline Drive to Veterans Boulevard)-Additional removal and replacement of street panels
Estimated Start Date: Late 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 2 months
Project Details-Click here

Cattle Farm Road Sewer Lift Station and Force Main Improvements
Estimated Start Date: October-November 2013
Estimated Constuction Period: 6 months
Project Details Click here

31st Street and Washington Street Sewer Lift Station Improvements
Estimated Start Date: October-November 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 6 months
Project Details-Click here

Esplanade Mall Signal Improvements along W. Esplanade Avenue and by 32nd Street
Estimated Start Date: November-December 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 3 months
Project Details-Click here


Completed Projects


Idaho Avenue Drainage Improvements-Phase II (W. Napoleon Avenue to 24th Street)
Estimated Start Date: Began February-March 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 3 months (scheduled for completion April 2013)
Status: Completed
Project Details-Click here

Chateau Talbot Drainage Improvements-Phase I (Chateau Rothchild Drive to Vintage Drive)
Estimated Start Date: Mid April 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 1.5 months
Status: Completed
Project Details-Click here

Vintage Drive (Loyola Drive to the Duncan Canal)
Estimated Start Date: Mid April 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 3 months
Status: Completed
Project Details-Click here

Loyola Drive (West Esplanade Avenue to Vintage Drive)
Estimated Start Date: Mid April 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 3 months
Status: Completed
Project Details-Click here

Williams Boulevard (Airline Drive to 3rd Street-Jefferson Highway)
Estimated Start Date: Mid April 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 3 months
Status: Completed
Project Details-Click here

W. Metairie Avenue (Williams Boulevard to Roosevelt Boulevard)
Estimated Start Date: Mid April 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 3 months
Status: Completed
Project Details-Click here

Roosevelt Boulevard (Airline Drive to Veterans Boulevard)
Estimated Start Date: Mid April 2013
Estimated Construction Period: 3 months
Project Details-Click here