The $11 million project to improve a portion of Tulane Avenue has been delayed, according to our friends at Mid-City Messenger.
The Tulane Avenue Streetscape program was supposed to finish in August 2016, and once complete, would have reduced six lanes to four, and included other improvements to enhance the safety and beautification of the street from South Carrollton to South Claiborne.
The project will expand the neutral ground and make the street more narrow, reducing it from 6 lanes to 4. Plans also call for exclusive right-turn lanes at certain intersections, dedicated bike lanes and retention of existing parking lanes. The improved streetscape will include new bus shelters, LED lighting, and more green space.
According to Mid-City Messenger, Walter Brooks, the executive director of the Regional Planning Commission, now says the project will be complete before 2017.