infrastructure en Senator Landrieu Visting Coastal Communities to Mark Restore Act <p>Louisiana Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu is visiting coastal areas today to mark passage of the Restore Act. Exactly how much money the state can expect from BP fines is still being worked out. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 15320 at Corps Restarts Bidding for New Orleans Floodgates, Pumps <p>The Army Corps of Engineers has restarted bidding for a $700 million contract to design and build permanent storm surge closure and pump stations on three canals that end in Lake Pontchartrain. Levees on two of them broke after Hurricane Katrina, letting floodwaters into the city.</p><p>The projects represent the final major construction of the post-Katrina levee system.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 14:48:20 +0000 The Associated Press 13981 at New Orleans Plans to Fix Streetlights <p>NEW ORLEANS (AP) &mdash; New Orleans hopes to have every streetlight in the city back on by the end of the year.</p><p>The city says there are about 10,900 streetlights not working and 4,793 of those are in need of repairs.</p><p>Mayor Mitch Landrieu said &quot;lighting up the city&quot; will make the city safer.</p><p>Jon Johnson, city councilman for eastern New Orleans, says many residents are afraid to leave their homes at night because of broken lighting.</p><p>The mayor says workers have fixed about 16,000 streetlights since he took office. The city owns about 54,400 streetlights.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 15:12:06 +0000 The Associated Press 10125 at