Canal Street Track Installation to Affect Traffic Patterns


Just a week after the fireworks of the Fourth of July and the entertainment of Essence Fest, the Regional Transit Authority will mark a major milestone in the North Rampart Street/St. Claude Avenue Streetcar Project.


On Sunday July 12, construction contractors will begin installation of the Half Grand Union, a special section of track that will connect the new North Rampart line to the Canal Street and UPT-Loyola lines. Construction will be a 24-hour, seven-day operation for approximately 30 days.


Motorists, transit riders, pedestrians and bicyclists will be impacted by the construction, which will require lane and intersection closures and changes to some bus and streetcar operations.


A Half-Grand Union already exists at the intersection of Loyola Avenue and Canal Street. That installation, which took place in 2012, required four months to complete. During the design of Rampart Streetcar Project, the project team discovered a way to accelerate the construction process at the intersection of Rampart and Canal Street.


Click here for a list of the impacted areas.

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