NEW ORLEANS, LA— On Friday, June 15, 2012, at approximately 9:00AM, the segment of Joseph Street between Magazine Street and Camp Street in Uptown New Orleans will be converted from its current two-way directional status to one-way operation in the lakebound direction (from Magazine Street toward Camp Street). This trial modification will be enacted to alleviate residents’ concerns about the width of the street and its ability to safely handle two-way traffic. This conversion is being done on a six month trial basis, during which time the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works will monitor the effects of the change before a final determination is made.
In response to requests made by residents to alleviate traffic congestion in this busy corridor of Magazine Street, and after a form review by the Department of Public Works, it was determined that the roadway may be too narrow for two-way traffic and parking on both sides of the street.
A survey was mailed to nearby residents asking for feedback on the proposed traffic change. 100 percent of the returned surveys were in favor of the change to one-way traffic. In order to improve traffic flow in the neighborhood, the Department of Public Works will now post signs designating this segment of road as one-way.
The portion of Joseph Street, from Constance Street to Magazine Street is already one-way. This trial change extends the one-way traffic through to Camp Street.
Questions about this project may be directed to the Department of Public Works at (504) 658-8046.
Click here to download a fact sheet on the project.