Repaving work on South Carrollton Avenue near Tulane Avenue began today at 7 a.m., the Sewerage & Water Board reports, and is expected to last through Thursday, July 11.
Nearly half of the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line will shut down for repairs beginning July 15, the Regional Transit Authority announced.
By Jesse Baum, Uptown Messenger
The Regional Transit Authority and the Regional Planning Committee hosted a community meeting Tuesday for District B at Dryades Public Market to gather feedback for a planned redesign of the public transit network that would include New Orleans and the surrounding communities.
Called New Links, the project also involves Jefferson and St. Bernard parishes’ transit agencies in an effort to make the transit network more efficient and user-friendly.
The NOPD’s Traffic Division will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this weekend at a location within Orleans Parish.
from the Port of New Orleans
With existing electric vehicle charging infrastructure in place and working toward energy efficiency investments defined in their new Strategic Master Plan, the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) expanded its EV fleet with the help of the Clean Fuel Transition Fund for Public Fleets, managed by the Regional Planning Commission’s Clean Fuel Partnership program.
The Port of New Orleans and Regional Planning Commission today will introduce new plug-in hybrid electric trucks to its electric vehicle fleet. The new trucks are part of an overall effort to reduce emissions at the multi-billion-dollar multimodal gateway for international trade.
The Port is celebrating their arrival today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its headquarters, 1350 Port of New Orleans Place, at 2 p.m.
On Tuesday, May 28, the city’s Department of Public Works’ construction contractor, Hard Rock Construction, will close the sidewalk in the 700 block of South Jefferson Davis Parkway, as well as the bikeway bridge over the Pontchartrain Expressway.
Yandr Productions, LLC, is producing a short-form series titled “#Freerayshawn” that will be filmed in Central City from Monday, May 20, to Friday, May 24. The scenes scheduled for Central City resemble a hostage situation managed by police forces. In order to maintain continuity control, the production crew will have permitted traffic control each day on the following blocks:
The Pigeon Town Steppers will present its 25th annual Easter second-line on Sunday, April 21. The social aid and pleasure club will be accompanied by the Big 6 Brass Band and Da Truth Brass Band.
Traffic will be restricted along the route. Expect road closures and traffic delays during the event, which begins at 1 and ends at 5 p.m.. Call 504-658-8100 for parking enforcement.
On Monday, cyclists, advocacy groups and city government officials gathered at Booker T. Washington in Central City to discuss issues around cycling in New Orleans. The meetings are part of an effort by New Orleans officials to make the city more bike-friendly and a safer place for cyclists.
Bike safety has come more into the spotlight since Frank Fisher, a 34-year-old oil-services worker and lifelong New Orleanian, was killed in February after being struck by a garbage truck while riding on Carrollton Avenue. No citations were written or arrests made in that case.
Then, on March 2, the deaths of Sharree Walls, 27, and David Hynes, 31, and the injuries of other cyclists on Esplanade Avenue galvanized the cycling community. Tashonty Toney, 32, faces two counts of vehicular homicide, seven counts of vehicular negligent injuring, hit-and-run driving and reckless operation of a vehicle in that incident.
Heavy rain and storms, some which may be severe, are forecast to continue to move through the New Orleans area today. The cty of New Orleans urges residents to stay weather-aware during storms.
The National Weather Service issued an Areal Flood Advisory on Thursday in effect until 7 p.m., including parts of Orleans Parish. An Areal Flood Watch is also in effect for the entire parish until midnight tonight.
The 2019 Buku Music & Art Festival of electronic, hip-hop and indie rock music is this weekend at Mardi Gras World. The festival runs 2 p.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday.
The 2019 Shamrockin Run 8K race begins and ends in Audubon Park on Sunday morning and will close streets in the Uptown neighborhood.
Uptown residents know parades and festivities draw many revelers and heavy traffic. The city is encouraging residents to consider alternative transportation options to get around, including bus, streetcar, bike or for-hire rides.