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Crescent City Connection Improvements Presentation

posted Feb 27, 2013, 10:39 AM by Yvonne Mitchell-Grubb

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Announcement                                              February 26, 2013


Crescent City Connection Improvements 

to be Presented at February 28th

Council Transportation Committee Meeting  


Councilmember Gisleson Palmer


Gisleson Palmer

Dear Neighbors and Friends,  


At this month's Regional Planning Commission meeting, I was pleased to receive the list of infrastructure projects to be funded with Crescent City Connection tolls.


Revenues generated by the Crescent City Connection tolls are being used to fund either entirely or in part twelve priority projects. These projects include: improvements to General DeGaulle (from Landry to Holiday), the Harvey Tunnel rehabilitation, Mardi Gras Boulevard repairs (from Hendee St. to Brooklyn), and Crescent City Connection Bridge repairs.


These and the other Crescent City Connection improvements will enhance our City and our region's connectivity for years to come.   


Finally, on February 28, 2013, the City Council Transportation Committee which I chair, will feature a presentation from the Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) on the current status of the Crescent City Connection and Tolls. Click here to view the Agenda.


For the list of projects planned by the Regional Planning Commission, please see Crescent City Connection Bridge Projects and Transition Funds. 


And, please read this February 20, 2013 from the Times-Picayune about the  RPC setting construction priorities for Crescent City Connection tolls.






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The City Council is comprised of five districts and two councilmembers-at-large. Council President and Councilmember-at-Large Stacy Head; Council Vice President and Councilmember-at-Large Jacquelyn Brechtel Clarkson; District "A" Councilmember Susan G. Guidry; District "B" Councilmember LaToya Cantrell; District "C" Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer; District "D" Councilmember Cynthia Hedge-Morrell; and District "E" Councilmember James Austin Gray II.