A woman walking near Louisiana Avenue was hit by an SUV and killed Monday evening, New Orleans police said.
A pedestrian was hit and killed early Monday morning after he stepped onto Earhart Boulevard into the path of an oncoming taxicab, New Orleans police said.
How to manage parking at Audubon Park — and how to safely route traffic through and around it, given the upcoming work on Magazine Street — were among the chief concerns expressed by a large turnout Tuesday night for the second public-input meeting hosted by Audubon officials as they create a new master plan.
Much of St. Charles Avenue will be closed Sunday morning for the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon.
The City of New Orleans has released the final 70 bike share station locations for Phase 1 of its upcoming bike share system, and Uptown gets ten stations across the Lower Garden District and Central City areas.
A section of St. Charles Avenue through the Garden District will close overnight Tuesday for repaving work, and police will guide traffic on a detour to either Prytania Street or South Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans city officials said.
A $1 million project to improve drainage on Henry Clay Avenue near St. Charles Avenue has begun and will last through the summer, according to the city of New Orleans Department of Public Works.
Contractors on the St. Charles Avenue repaving project will be restriping a section of the road between Louisiana Avenue and Third Street over the weekend, causing ongoing lane closures, the city announced.
The stretch of South Galvez Street that connects Toledano Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard in the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood will be completely rebuilt and repaved in a $5.4 million project that will also reduce it from two vehicular lanes in either direction to one car lane and one bike lane on each side, New Orleans officials said.
The city of New Orleans is in the process of launching a $2.4 billion project to repair the most heavily damaged streets in neighborhoods all over New Orleans over the next eight years, but Carrollton residents asked pointedly Monday night whether plans so far over the horizon have any chance of becoming a reality.
Although I am trying to seize the mantle of New Orleans’ resident anti-government curmudgeon, I generally try to avoid playing chicken little. However, it is becoming increasingly evident to me that local government is incapable of providing certain very basic services. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say that the city has simply run out of money.
Earlier this year, I wrote a column in which I pointed out that the city was doing an extremely poor job of replacing street signs. Now, months later, things have become much worse.