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Residents meet to discuss the future of the Claiborne Avenue Corridor

New Orleans, LA -- It was a meeting of the minds focused on a vision for the future of the Claiborne Avenue corridor at Joseph Craig Elementary today.

Groups also focused on ways to revitalize the Claiborne Avenue that includes road improvements, bicycle streets and new buildings.

The city has been awarded a two million dollar federal grant to study at 2.2 mile stretch of Claiborne Avenue and the possible demolition of the elevated Interstate 10 expressway.

It's estimated that 115,000 vehicles travel the area each day.

"We have a range of scenarios also some where the ramps are removed so you'll have opportunities where the street fronts on Claiborne Avenue are going to be built up even if the overpass were to remain cause a lot of it is impacted by the ramps as well," says William Gilchrist of the Mayor's Office of Placed-Based Planning.

The Livable Claiborne Communities will hold its next meeting on Monday March 18 at the Ash Cultural Center 5:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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