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Utility project closes Bourbon Street to vehicles for weeks

September 24, 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The effort to rebuild utilities in New Orleans’ French Quarter will close a block of its famed Bourbon Street to vehicular traffic for around 2 ½ months.

News outlets report the 500 block of Bourbon Street and the St. Louis intersection became closed to vehicles at 8 a.m. Monday. Depending on the weather, the St. Louis intersection will be closed for around five weeks, while the larger block will be off limits for around 75 days.

Despite the safety fencing and the lack of vehicular access, businesses along the corridor will remain accessible to pedestrians.

This work is part of the second phase of larger plan approaching $20 million. This $9.5 million phase will repair or replace broken water, sewerage and drainage pipes, repave the street and install new sidewalks.

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