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Busy New Orleans corridor to re-open in advance of streetcar expansion

Posted on November 29, 2017

While the intersection re-opens, officials will begin track testing the streetcar line through December, with the new extension set to open for passenger service in early January.
David C - 2014 - Flickr
While the intersection re-opens, officials will begin track testing the streetcar line through December, with the new extension set to open for passenger service in early January.David C - 2014 - Flickr

NEW ORLEANS — The Times-Picayune reports that after a four-month closure to extend the city’s streetcar line, the busy intersection at Canal Boulevard and City Park is on track to re-open next week.

The timing roughly aligns with Transdev's original Nov. 27 estimated completion date for the $9.8 million project, which aims to stretch the Canal streetcar line across the Canal Boulevard-City Park Avenue intersection before linking with new bus and streetcar shelters near Rosedale Drive.

While the intersection re-opens, officials will begin track testing the streetcar line through December, with the new extension set to open for passenger service in early January. For the full story, click here.

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