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11:02 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Railroad Could Be Rerouted From Old Metairie To Hollygrove

Railroad freight traffic could be shifted of tracks that run through one of Louisiana's most affluent neighborhoods if planners get their way.

But it could take $700 million to make the shift.

State transportation officials are studying whether to reroute freight trains from a track that bisects one of the most affluent parts of Metairie to a combination of tracks that would parallel Earhart Expressway and pass through the Hollygrove neighborhood on New Orleans' western edge.

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Crescent City Connection
7:00 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Mayor Landrieu Predicts Voters Will Reject Crescent City Bridge Tolls

The Crescent City Connection bridge.
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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has campaigned in favor of keeping the $1 tolls on the Crescent City Connection.

But he says now that he probably won’t win that fight, considering Jazz Fest and other events may prove more inviting than the polls.

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Traffic
3:12 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Women's Final Four Traffic Advisory

The 2013 NCAA Women's Final Four tourney wraps up tonight, but traffic restrictions around the New Orleans Arena will remain in effect through Wednesday evening.

Dave Dixon Dr. between Magnolia Ave. and Le Rouge Street, and Le Rouge St. between Dave Dixon Dr. and Howard Ave., will remain closed until 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, according to the City of New Orleans.

French Quarter Festival
1:16 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

2013 French Quarter Festival Traffic Advisory

The New Orleans Police Department has released traffic restrictions for the 2013 French Quarter Festival. The Festival begins this Thursday, April 11, and lasts until Sunday, April 14.

Throughout the Festival, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., North Peters/Decatur Streets will be  restricted when pedestrian traffic between Iberville and Dumaine Streets necessitates the closure.

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Traffic
8:18 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Corps of Engineers to Temporarily Close Belle Chasse Tunnel

the Belle Chasse Bridge will carry one lane of traffic in each direction during the temporary closure of the tunnel.
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The Belle Chasse Tunnel is closing for a week for work to stop groundwater from leaking into the tunnel.

The Army Corps of Engineers says the tunnel will close overnight — from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. — from Monday through Thursday. It will close 24 hours a day over the weekend, starting at 7 p.m. Friday and reopening at 5 a.m. on Monday, March 18.

The corps says more work will be needed to fully eliminate seepage, but the tunnel is expected to stay open after March 18.

Traffic
12:25 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Widening of U.S. 190 Bottleneck to Begin in April

State highway officials say work will begin in April on a busy stretch of U.S. Highway 190 that straddles Bayou Chinchuba in Mandeville.

The Times-Picayune reports the $11.3 million project will correct what many frustrated motorists have referred to as a hiccup in an earlier road improvement effort designed to ease east-west traffic flow through the heart of the city.

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Traffic
3:20 pm
Sat February 2, 2013

Hazardous Cargo Restrictions for Super Bowl Sunday

Hazardous cargo transportation will be restricted throughout the City of New Orleans on Super Bowl Sunday, the state Department of Transportation and Development has announced.

The restrictions will be in place from 12:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m. on Feb. 3.

Hazardous cargo will be redirected from I-10 West to I-610 West, from I-10 East to I-610 East, and will not be permitted to cross the Crescent City Connection. U.S. 90, U.S. 61 and the Huey P. Long bridge will not be restricted, the department has said.

Super Bowl XLVII
3:13 pm
Sat February 2, 2013

Traffic Restrictions at Tchoupitoulas Street

The Tchoupitoulas Street exit from the Crescent City Connection will be restricted from 10 a.m. to 6 a.m. daily through Sunday, Feb. 3 to accommodate Super Bowl-related events at the Convention Center.

All traffic during the restricted period will be forced to turn right onto Tchoupitoulas Street and head upriver, according to the state Department of Transportation and Development. No traffic will be permitted to go straight on Calliope, or turn left onto Tchoupitoulas.

Super Bowl XLVII
2:39 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Warehouse District Road Closure

A portion of Annunciation Street will be closed through Feb. 4 to facilitate Super Bowl traffic movement.
Credit New Orleans Police Department

Annunciation Street, from Calliope to Thalia Streets, will be closed until Monday, Feb. 4 to assist with Super Bowl traffic flow, the New Orleans Police Department announced today in a press release.

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Latest News
5:00 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Southwest La. Sees Hike in Traffic Deaths

Troopers say prescription drug use contributed to the increase in traffic deaths that State Police Troop D investigated in 2012.

Sgt. James Anderson tells The American Press Troop D responded to 28 fatal crashes in which 34 people died, up from 20 people killed in crashes in 2011.

Anderson attributes the numbers in part to impaired driving.

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