April 17th, 2014
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It’s Wednesday, April 23 and 3:38pm in Downtown New Orleans.
As New Orleanians eagerly await the streetcar expansion along Loyola Avenue, the Regional Transit Authority and the City of New Orleans announce that traffic in the Loyola corridor of Downtown NOLA has been rerouted due to construction. The RTA reports that, “These detours and closures are required to facilitate the replacement of a major water line and relocation of other subsurface utilities.” This streetcar expansion project was made possible by the TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) competitive grant program, through which the RTA secured a $45 million federal grant. Once completed, the project is expected to bring considerable economic benefits to Downtown NOLA and surrounding areas. “This project has already generated major economic investments in the corridor, and more are expected," said RTA Board Chairman Barbara Major. “The patience of those inconvenienced by this project is greatly appreciated."
The traffic flow changes, which took effect Monday, April 9, are as follows:
For questions or concerns about the traffic closures, call the Hotline at 1-855-522-5254. For updates about RTA service, please visit www.norta.com and sign up for My RTA.
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