Crosstown traffic: Feds grant New Orleans $68 million for streets

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Great news for car traffic in the city of New Orleans: the federal government has pledged an additional $68 million for roadway repairs. WWL reports that the city says a total of 10 neighborhoods are expected to benefit from those FEMA dollars.

“It’s happening at a good time because there are many neighborhoods the Lower 9th Ward still needs a lot of work, New Orleans East, Mid-City and St. Bernard are still in pretty big recovery mode,” said Senator Mary Landrieu.

Securing FEMA funding for street repairs is a process which Senator Landrieu says has been slow going — adding efforts are underway to stream line the process.

“Trying to work to give the Parishes one chunk of money so they can plan better, whether its building our schools, building our police stations or repaving our streets and working on our sewer,” said Senator Landrieu.

The city says a total of 10 neighborhoods are expected to benefit from those new FEMA dollars. Here is a break down:

  • $2.4 million for Florida;
  • $2.3 million for Touro/Milan;
  • $12.4 million for St. Anthony;
  • $14.8 million for Read Blvd East & Viavant-Venetian Isles;
  • $8.3 million for West End;
  • $11.4 million for Filmore;
  • $4.4 million for Mid-City;
  • $1.2 million for Dillard;
  • $4.4 million for Treme-Lafitte; and
  • $6.4 million for Marlyville-Fountainebleau.

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