Read Boulevard Walk and Bike Safety Improvements

The City of New Orleans Department of Public Works is working in tandem with Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) to improve walk and bike safety and expand accessibility for people traveling along and across Read Boulevard. These improvements are planned for a portion of Read Boulevard between Plainfield Drive and South I-10 Service Road as part of a larger $5.7M roadway improvements project. All improvements are funded 100% through the federal Safe Routes to Public Places Program (SRTPPP).


The scope of work for this project includes: 

  • Off-street walk and bike paths under I-10 
  • New pedestrian signals with countdown timers and audio/vibrotactile features
  • New high visibility crosswalks
  • Improved transitions to existing bike lanes

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