NEW ORLEANS — On Monday, May 23, weather permitting, the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works contractor, Boh Brothers Construction Company, LLC, will begin construction on the Martin Luther King Jr. (St. Charles – S. Claiborne) Patch Mill Overlay project. Parking restrictions and temporary changes to traffic patterns along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard will start at 7:30 a.m. and will remain in effect throughout the duration of the project. Construction crews will be working the full length of the travel lane in each direction from St. Charles Avenue to S. Claiborne Avenue.
Residents in this area are being notified of the project start and construction impact by neighborhood canvass. The project team will work to minimize impacts to trash pick-up and postal deliveries and will address issues during construction raised from businesses and residents.
During this time, crews will be completing roadway and subsurface utility repairs, which will require temporary changes to traffic and parking. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (St. Charles – S. Claiborne) will remain open to two-way traffic through the duration of construction. In the event of closures or detours, motorists will be notified through future traffic advisories.
The project will be completed in two phases. The first phase will include patching and resurfacing the lane next to the neutral ground with traffic routed to the current parking lane. The second phase will shift the traffic to the newly-paved travel lane with patching and resurfacing to be completed on the lanes next to the sidewalk. A travel lane will remain open in each direction throughout construction.
The $4.8M Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (St. Charles – S. Claiborne) Patch Mill Overlay project was designed by HNTB Corporation and is being constructed by Boh Brothers Construction Company, LLC. Click here to view the community meeting presentation and map of the project. The scope of work includes replacement and repaving of roadways, replacement of sidewalks and driveway aprons, installation of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant curb ramps at intersections and installation of protected bicycle lanes. In general, the contractor is working from 7 a.m. until sunset, Monday through Friday. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by summer 2023, weather permitting.
Since May 2018, DPW has completed 99 projects with an estimated value of $282M. Today, more than 70 roadwork projects are under construction, with an estimated value of nearly $700M.
To better serve our residents with more timely communication, RoadworkNOLA is in the process of building our distribution list to provide important construction updates via text messaging. To sign up, you can text ROADWORK to 77295 or go to ready.nola.gov/alerts to create a whole profile and select the “roadwork” alert list.
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Jane joked that Miami is “the home of posing”. She added: “A lot of posing goes on in Miami.”
Tourists outnumber residents in Miami by 16 to one, making it one of the USA’s top destinations.
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(Reuters) – British YouTube travel blogger Benjamin Rich, who specialises in remote and sometimes dangerous parts of the world, has been arrested at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos said on Saturday.
Dmitry Rogozin said in an online post that Rich – whose Bald and Bankrupt channel has 3.53 million followers – and Alina Tseliupa had been detained near one of the launch pads at Baikonur, which Russia rents from Kazakhstan.
Local authorities were determining “the exact level of participation in illegal activities” by the pair, said Rogozin, who posted photos of Rich’s visa and Tseliupa’s passport. Some of Rich’s videos feature a woman called Alina but it was not immediately clear whether she and Tseliupa were the same person.
The most recent video on Rich’s channel was filmed in Syria and posted on April 24. In an Instagram post last week, Rich said “Syrian suntan and back in a country with Soviet mosaics” but did not specify where he was.
In London, Britain’s foreign ministry did not have an immediate comment.
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Baikonur, once a closed Soviet city, is now open to tourists who apply for permission from Roscosmos. It lies in the steppe around 1,100 km (680 miles) southwest of the Kazakh capital Nur-Sultan.
(Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Matthew Lewis)
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(CNN) — Google knows where to get its kicks…
The search engine’s latest Google Doodle celebrates the historic cross-country highway Route 66.
The artwork is an animated video composed of over 100 paintings and sketches by Google art director Matthew Cruickshank while on a road trip.
“I set out to create an animated sketchbook of my journey complete with u-turns and artistic meanderings,” Cruickshank said in Google’s news release.
Cruickshank said he hopes his doodle shows viewers “that life in the slow lane can be incredibly worthwhile from time to time!”
PHOENIX — Nearly two dozen businesses in Arizona have been selected for Forbes Travel Guide 2022 Star Awards for the “world’s most outstanding hotels, restaurants and spas.”
Winners this year include 323 Five-Star hotels, 74 Five-Star restaurants as well as 102 Five-Star and 193 Four-Star spas worldwide.
Here’s how the list is made:
“To find the best of the best, Forbes Travel Guide’s incognito inspectors stay at each hotel for three days and two nights, posing as ordinary guests. They test up to 900 objective, rigorous standards, from modern-day luxuries—such as whether a room is set up to enhance sleep or whether the food-and-beverage choices are health-conscious—to more traditional amenities, such as the quality of the décor and the courtesy of the staff. Seventy-five percent of a hotel’s rating relies on service, while the remaining 25 percent is determined by the quality of its facilities.”
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