A man was arrested Thursday after allegedly shooting another driver in a road-rage incident on the Pontchartrain Expressway, police said.
By Samuel Kahn, Loyola Student News Service
Bike lanes are being added to Baronne Street by safety-vest wearing volunteers to demonstrate how bike lanes promote bike riding and bike safety as New Orleans hosts the 20th Walk Bike Places conference this week.
The inside, downtown-bound lane of two Garden District blocks of St. Charles Avenue is expected to close for at least a week as part of the ongoing repaving project there, the city of New Orleans announced.
The outside travel and parking lanes on both sides of St. Charles Avenue will be closed for the rest of August and much of September for drainage work and road reconstruction, city officials said.
The ongoing reconstruction of South Galvez Street will require a temporary detour on Martin Luther King Boulevard so contractors can perform exploratory work under the street, the city of New Orleans announced.
City workers have begun digging up a two-block stretch of Cherokee Street in order to replace its utility lines and repave the asphalt afterward, and the project is expected to last until the end of the year, New Orleans officials said.
The intersection of Magazine and Nashville streets will be closed for three weeks while workers repair underground utility lines and repaved, New Orleans officials announced.
A major section of Fontainebleau Drive will be closed most of the day Friday and Monday for road repairs, and part of South Carrollton will close on Saturday for water line work, officials said.
The blocks of South Broad Street alongside the overpass will be closed to traffic for filming overnight Thursday, though the bridge itself will remain open, city officials said.
City workers are launching a two-month repaving project today along Fontainebleau that will create a new bicycle lane between Nashville Avenue and South Broad Street.
The St. Charles Avenue repaving project will move to its next phase this month, the stretch between Louisiana and Napoleon avenues, city officials say.