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12:29 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

New Orleans Sells $40 Million in Bonds for Repairs

The board that oversees New Orleans' bonded indebtedness has agreed to sell $40 million in public improvement bonds, more than half of which will be used for street repairs and the rest for upgrading playgrounds, libraries and other public buildings.

The city will get the money March 1.

On Wednesday, The Times-Picayune reports the Board of Liquidation, City Debt accepted the bid of 4.678 percent "true interest cost" from Raymond James & Associates. It was the lowest of five bids, which ranged as high as 5.16 percent.

New Orleans Streetlights
10:12 am
Thu May 3, 2012

New Orleans Plans to Fix Streetlights

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans hopes to have every streetlight in the city back on by the end of the year.

The city says there are about 10,900 streetlights not working and 4,793 of those are in need of repairs.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu said "lighting up the city" will make the city safer.

Jon Johnson, city councilman for eastern New Orleans, says many residents are afraid to leave their homes at night because of broken lighting.

The mayor says workers have fixed about 16,000 streetlights since he took office. The city owns about 54,400 streetlights.

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New Orleans Bridge Closed
9:48 am
Wed May 2, 2012

Repairs to Shut Bridge Across Industrial Canal

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Port of New Orleans officials say the Florida Avenue Bridge over the Industrial Canal will be closed much of the day on Thursday and Friday for repairs.

The work will require closing the bridge to vehicular traffic between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. both days.

Port officials say marine and rail traffic will not be affected.