City Issues Uptown Traffic Notice

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans issued a traffic notice for Uptown. On Monday, October 5, 2015, at approximately 9:00 a.m., the road segment of Arabella Street between Magazine Street and Chestnut Street will be converted from its current two-way directional status to one-way operation in the riverbound direction (from Chestnut Street toward Magazine Street) for the 800 to 900 blocks of Arabella Street.

         This trial modification will be enacted to alleviate residents’ concerns about the width of the street and its ability to safely handle two-way traffic. The City mailed a survey to nearby residents asking for feedback on the proposed traffic change. More than 80 percent of the respondents were in favor of the change to one-way traffic.

         In order to improve traffic flow in the neighborhood, the City will post signs designating this segment of road as one way. This conversion is being done on a six-month trial basis. During that time, the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works (DPW) will monitor the effects of the change before a final, permanent determination is made.

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