(Source: Jefferson Parish Government) Jefferson Parish residents and businesses are invited to attend a public meeting to discuss the Claiborne Corridor Study now underway by the City of New Orleans.
The public is encouraged to provide input to the City on the overall goals of the study, including the impact the possible removal of the elevated I-10 between the Pontchartrain Expressway and Elysian Fields Avenue may have on regional transportation.
The meeting will be held at 6:30pm, Thursday, February 28, 2013, at the West Jefferson Medical Center Auditorium, 1101 Medical Center Boulevard, Marrero.
READ JEFFERSON PARISH PRESIDENT JOHN YOUNG’S LETTER TO NEW ORLEANS MAYOR MITCH LANDRIEU HERE
About the study:
The Claiborne Corridor Study began in 2010 through $2 million in federal planning grants from the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and the Dept of Transportation, combined with money from local nonprofits and the city. The study is considering tearing down the 1960s-era Claiborne expressway. According to the City, the Claiborne study will help communities improve transit; connect housing to jobs, schools and health care; promote livability through economic development; and manage soil and water.
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