Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Corps of Engineers already violating the new parade ordinance

Fenced-in ladders

Pretty sure they're not supposed to hog the neutral ground like this.
The construction sites could be annoyances for some who won't have access to a few blocks of neutral ground along Napoleon. The corps' contractors will quit work before the parades roll in earnest and store equipment behind 6-foot-tall fencing in certain areas, corps spokesman Rene Poche said.

The projects do not alter any parade routes, he said.

Part of the federal Southeastern Louisiana Urban Flood Control Project, the construction will create minor obstacles for Uptown revelers at least through 2017 in some spots. Related work under South Claiborne Avenue, closer to the Jefferson Parish line, should be done by the end of the year, Poche said.

Those neutral ground blocks on Napoleon closed to pedestrians are:
  • South Claiborne Avenue to South Robertson Street
  • South Liberty Street to Danneel Street
  • Baronne Street to Carondolet Street
  • Constance Street to Laurel Street

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