Yearly Archives: 2017
DOTD to hold public meeting for I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge project
The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) will be hosting an open-forum public meeting on August 3, 2017 for State Project No. H.003931, the I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Project
Traffic Advisory: Intersection of Bourbon and Conti Streets, 200 Block Full Closure
The City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works’ construction contractor will close the intersection of Conti Street at Bourbon Street to through traffic beginning Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at 8 a.m. for approximately two weeks. The closure will allow construction crews to install new underground utilities as part of the French Quarter Infrastructure Improvement Project. Public safety is our top priority; residents and commuters are reminded to use caution when driving, bicycling and walking near this construction site
Entergy Announces Power Outage for all of CBD, Portion of Lower Ninth Ward
Entergy has notified the City that the Central Business District (CBD) will be experiencing a power interruption until approximately 1 p.m. Addtionally, Entergy has reported a power outage affecting a majority of the Lower 9th Ward due to damaged equipment hit by a truck
Robottom Requests Approval of Agreements to Improve Water Services and Assist Small Businesses
President Robottom moved action items forward to replace aging infrastructure and help the business community at the recent Council Meeting. In an effort to begin the process of seeking funds to replace existing water meters, Parish President Robottom received approval of a resolution to submit a loan pre-application to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality for commercial and residential water meter replacement.
The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Triple Net Lease Dollar General in Leesville, LA
Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant new construction Dollar General located at 1382 Pitkin Road in Leesville, Louisiana for $1,084,873. The 9,014 square foot Dollar General building is strategically located along Highway 10 (Pitkin Road) which is the primary north-south thoroughfare in the trade area. More...
City Releases French Quarter Safety & Security Traffic Study
The City of New Orleans released the French Quarter Safety & Security Traffic Study, which includes proposed recommendations to help reduce public safety risks in the French Quarter. The recommendations are linked to and support the comprehensive strategy of public safety and infrastructure investments outlined in the New Orleans Citywide Public Safety Improvements Plan, which is designed to ensure that the City is better prepared to prevent and react to public safety threats.
City Launches Online Voting For Bike Share Station Locations
The City of New Orleans, in conjunction with Social Bicycles, Inc. (SoBI) launched online voting for residents from June 5 – 18, 2017 to provide feedback on where bike share station locations would best serve their transportation needs. Bike share is a fun, healthy and convenient transit option that offers online and on-the-spot opportunities to reserve and rent a bike throughout the City.
Scalise on Fox Business Network: Dodd-Frank has destroyed community banks
Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) joined Fox Business Network's "Varney & Co." yesterday to discuss House passage of the Financial CHOICE Act and President Trump's infrastructure plans.
Scalise in Times-Picayune: ‘I will not allow coastal restoration money to be raided’
As hurricane season begins, we should all make preparations to protect our families and homes in the event a storm heads our way. Similarly, we must do all we can to protect our communities for the long term through robust efforts to rebuild our eroding coastline, which is our first line of defense from hurricanes
Intersections of Iberville and Canal Streets at Bourbon Street
The City of New Orleans construction contractor, Hard Rock Construction, LLC, will close Iberville Street at the intersection of Bourbon Street to through traffic beginning Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 8 a.m. and lasting for approximately three weeks. The Iberville intersection closure is in addition to the lane reduction on Canal Street already underway. Public safety is our top priority; residents and commuters are reminded to use caution when driving, bicycling and walking near this construction site.
City to Break Ground on S. Galvez Street Reconstruction Project
Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join City and State o fficials, and community stakeholders to break ground on the $5.4 million S. Galvez Street Reconstruction Project in the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood. The construction will stretch from Toledano Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Baton Rouge Lasik
Mayor Landrieu Joins Coalition of Mayors and Organizations across Louisiana Asking Delegation to Protect...
Mayor Mitch Landrieu wrote a letter urging the Louisiana congressional delegation to reject President Donald Trump’s Administration’s proposal to eliminate the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). The letter is signed by other Louisiana mayors and community stakeholders that have benefited from these grants. This comes following the Trump Administration's announcement of its 2018 budget proposal
City Construction Sites Will Operate Over Memorial Day Weekend
This weekend, several City of New Orleans’ construction contractors will continue operating at their job sites during all or a portion of the Memorial Day weekend, Saturday - Monday, May 27-29, 2017.
The Boulder Group Arranges Sale of Triple Net Lease Dollar General in Pitkin, LA
The Boulder Group, a net leased investment brokerage firm, has completed the sale of a single tenant new construction Dollar General located at 12904 Highway-10 in Pitkin, Louisiana for $1,117,300
City, S&WB Host Preview of New Water Towers at Carrollton Water Plant
Tomorrow, Mayor Mitch Landrieu will join Sewerage and Water Board (S&WB), city and state officials, and community members at the Carrollton Water Plant (8800 South Claiborne Ave.) to preview and tour the water tower construction project.