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Posts Tagged ‘Louisiana’

New Orleans: Lead Exposure and Infrastructure Reconstruction

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
New Orleans: Lead Exposure and Infrastructure Reconstruction

The OIG found that the City and the S&WB have not alerted residents to the risk of increased exposure to lead in water caused by the partial replacement or disturbance of LSLs. Nor have they complied with industry best practices by providing citizens with ways to reduce the risk of increased lead exposure…As a result, New Orleans residents living where infrastructure construction projects occur may be—or may have been—unknowingly exposed to elevated levels of lead in drinking water.

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Louisiana DOTD: Why Surveying Crews Are Vital to Roadwork

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
Louisiana DOTD: Why Surveying Crews Are Vital to Roadwork

This animation from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development explains what survey crews do, and why their work is vital to the preliminary aspects of highway development.

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Bikeshare Planning in Baton Rouge

Friday, October 23rd, 2015
UPGRADES SURROUNDING THE LAKES AREA ARE AN EMERGING OPPORTUNITY TO LINK A BIKESHARE SYSTEM INTO INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS (CREDIT: KOSTELEC PLANNING)

UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
This memo documents the key outcomes of the technical assistance for Baton Rouge, Louisiana with the Bikeshare Planning tool, and identifies key community issues, prioritized goals, and specific actions. Bikeshare is a network of bicycles distributed around an area that allows and encourages non-motorized trips from one location to another. In Baton Rouge, the overarching goal is to achieve a bikeshare system in a bike-friendly community that boosts tourism and improves quality of life.

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Hammond, LA: New Roundabout Drone Footage

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
Hammond, LA: New Roundabout Drone Footage

Sometimes you can only appreciate good infrastructure from an aerial vantage point. Here, the Louisiana Department of Transportation sends a drone into the air above the town of Hammond to capture pixel-perfect views of a series of roundabouts–some already in use–along Club Deluxe Road.

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Entering the Pipeline: Engaging Disconnected Workers in the New Orleans Regional Economy

Monday, October 12th, 2015
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CENTER FOR PLANNING EXCELLENCE
Residents who don’t have access to an automobile are often stranded, and this applies disproportionately to disconnected workers in the Capital Region. According to 2010 data, Baton Rouge has a high percentage of households without vehicles – 11% compared to 9% nationwide. These residents, the majority of whom are low-income, have limited access to transit services that could connect them to the education, training and jobs they need to get ahead.

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Freeways Without Futures

Monday, February 17th, 2014
5 I-10/Claiborne Overpass, New Orleans

CONGRESS FOR THE NEW URBANISM
Successful freeway removal campaigns are characterized by strong community and political leadership; a decision-making process driven by long-term mobility planning, not cyclical federal and state allocations; and a vision for the urbanized environment that is not dictated solely by the fast movement of motor vehicles. CNU’s Highways to Boulevards initiative unites a diverse set of professionals, residents and activists in advocating for these outcomes and demonstrating the value of urban freeway removal by restoring urban neighborhoods and historic street networks.

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Reducing Crashes on Louisiana Roads

Monday, November 11th, 2013
Figure 1   Highway fatality rate by year [5]

LOUISIANA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND DEVELOPMENT
LOUISIANA TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH CENTER
To improve highway safety, DOTD has developed a Louisiana Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) aimed at reducing fatal and severe injury crashes on Louisiana roadways. The goal of Louisiana SHSP is to reach Destination Zero Deaths on Louisiana roadways, which calls to cut the fatalities by half by 2030.

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Iberia Parish, LA: Testing Patout Bridge

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Testing the new Patout Bridge – LouisianaDOT on YouTube

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Geaux Wider: New Orleans Construction Program

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

– LouisianaDOTD on YouTube

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Jefferson Parish, LA: Huey B. Long Bridge Phase II Completion

Friday, June 15th, 2012

The Huey P. Long Bridge in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, is a cantilevered steel through truss bridge that carries a two-track railroad line over the Mississippi River at mile 106.1 with two lanes of US 90 on each side of the central tracks. Opened in December 1935 to replace the Walnut Street Ferry, the bridge was […]

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