Category: public safety

Roadwork updates: Pontchartrain Park project reaches milestone; Pontilly stormwater network nears completion; work in St. Bernard area about 25% complete

From the Mayor’s Office An unprecedented amount of infrastructure work is happening across New Orleans — altogether more than $500 million on roadways and on vertical construction projects and there is more to come. For the first time in more...

Letting the good times roll: Bike route improvements coming to Gentilly, Fairgrounds and beyond

By Jesse Baum, Mid-City Messenger Bike infrastructure improvements are coming to the Bayou St. John, Mid-City, Gentilly, 7th Ward and St. Roch neighborhoods. A recent pre-construction meeting showcased the final designs for bike lane expansions and traffic calming measures that will...

Sobriety checkpoint planned for tonight

The NOPD’s Traffic Division will conduct an upcoming sobriety checkpoint within Orleans Parish. The checkpoint will be in operation from 9 p.m. on Thursday (Feb. 4) through Friday (Feb. 5) at 5 a.m. During this time, motorists will experience minimal...

Sexual assault survivors in the criminal justice system discussed in virtual ‘listening session’ for DA’s office

By Jesse Baum, Gentilly Messenger  The new District Attorney’s Office transition team held a virtual forum on Saturday (Jan. 23) for the public to discuss their concerns and priorities with the DA’s office, now led by the newly elected Jason...

City marks beginning of massive roadwork project in 7th Ward and Fairgrounds neighborhoods

City officials and community community leaders broke ground Thursday on the $23 million Bayou St. John, Fairgrounds, 7th Ward Group B roadwork project. Mayor LaToya Cantrell called it her administration’s largest awarded Joint Infrastructure Recovery Response program in terms of...

‘These streets are built to share’: Coalition works toward making transportation safer and easier for everyone

By Camille Barnett, Uptown Messenger The city and the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition, a group of organizations, businesses, civic leaders and community members, are on a mission to improve roadways and safe transportation options to enhance health, equity, sustainability,...