Large section of St. Charles streetcar line to close for repairs

Nearly half of the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line will shut down for repairs beginning July 15, the Regional Transit Authority announced. It will stay closed for about two months while crews replace 15 corroded poles along the uptown section of the line from Jena Street to the terminus at South Carrollton and Claiborne avenues. The poles hold up the overhead lines that supply electricity to the streetcar. The partial closure will begin at 5 a.m. on Monday, July 15, and continue until mid-September.