traffic http://wwno.org en Railroad Could Be Rerouted From Old Metairie To Hollygrove http://wwno.org/post/railroad-could-be-rerouted-old-metairie-hollygrove <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Railroad freight traffic could be shifted of tracks that run through one of Louisiana's most affluent neighborhoods if planners get their way.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">But it could take $700 million to make the shift.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:02:13 +0000 The Associated Press 46778 at http://wwno.org Mayor Landrieu Predicts Voters Will Reject Crescent City Bridge Tolls http://wwno.org/post/mayor-landrieu-predicts-voters-will-reject-crescent-city-bridge-tolls <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Orleans Mayor Mitch </span>Landrieu<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has campaigned in favor of keeping the $1 tolls on the Crescent City Connection.</span></p><p>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.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Eileen Fleming 34538 at http://wwno.org Women's Final Four Traffic Advisory http://wwno.org/post/womens-final-four-traffic-advisory <p>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.</p><p>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.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 20:12:01 +0000 Jason Saul 32917 at http://wwno.org 2013 French Quarter Festival Traffic Advisory http://wwno.org/post/2013-french-quarter-festival-traffic-advisory <p>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.</p><p><strong><em>Throughout the Festival, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.</em></strong>, North Peters/Decatur Streets will be &nbsp;restricted when pedestrian traffic between Iberville and Dumaine Streets necessitates the closure.</p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:16:57 +0000 Jason Saul 32813 at http://wwno.org Corps of Engineers to Temporarily Close Belle Chasse Tunnel http://wwno.org/post/corps-engineers-temporarily-close-belle-chasse-tunnel <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Belle Chasse Tunnel is closing for a week for work to stop groundwater from leaking into the tunnel.</p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:18:30 +0000 The Associated Press 30947 at http://wwno.org Widening of U.S. 190 Bottleneck to Begin in April http://wwno.org/post/widening-us-190-bottleneck-begin-april <p></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">State highway officials say work will begin in April on a busy stretch of U.S. Highway 190 that straddles Bayou Chinchuba in Mandeville.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 18:25:14 +0000 The Associated Press 29756 at http://wwno.org Hazardous Cargo Restrictions for Super Bowl Sunday http://wwno.org/post/hazardous-cargo-restrictions-super-bowl-sunday <p>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.</p><p>The restrictions will be in place from 12:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m. on Feb. 3.</p><p>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.</p> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 21:20:30 +0000 Jason Saul 28461 at http://wwno.org Traffic Restrictions at Tchoupitoulas Street http://wwno.org/post/traffic-restrictions-tchoupitoulas-street <p>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&nbsp;Super Bowl-related events at the Convention Center.</p><p>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.</p><p></p> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 21:13:13 +0000 Jason Saul 28460 at http://wwno.org Warehouse District Road Closure http://wwno.org/post/warehouse-district-road-closure <p>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.</p><p></p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:39:44 +0000 Jason Saul 28186 at http://wwno.org Southwest La. Sees Hike in Traffic Deaths http://wwno.org/post/southwest-la-sees-hike-traffic-deaths <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Troopers say prescription drug use contributed to the increase in traffic deaths that State Police Troop D investigated in 2012.</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:00:00 +0000 The Associated Press 27199 at http://wwno.org