Railroad tracks replacement underway in Mid-City New Orleans

Because it seems like most of New Orleans' Mid-City's streets are either under repair or in dire need of repair, it may take drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians a couple of seconds to absorb what's missing on Jefferson Davis Parkway at Bayou St. John.

Here's a hint: piles of broken ties and steel rails beside the southbound lanes May 5 signaled the beginning of the end of decades of teeth-jarring drives, rides and risky walks across long-abandoned railroad tracks. By mid-May, new pavement will be in place in the north- and south-bound lanes.

The improvements are part of the ongoing Lafitte Greenway project, which consists of a 2.6-mile biking and pedestrian path linking City Park to the Treme' neighborhood near Armstrong Park...

Source: NOLA.com

Full Article: http://blog.nola.com/new_orleans/2015/05/railroad_tracks_replacement_un.html


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