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Streetcar track installation to cause detours at Esplanade and North Rampart

Streetcars service returns to downtown New Orleans Thursday. Photo via Flickr Creative Commons Streetcars service returns to downtown New Orleans Thursday. Photo via Flickr Creative Commons
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Drivers making their way around New Orleans need to brace for delays and detours at the intersection of Esplanade Avenue and North Rampart Street today.

The area will be closed as part of the ongoing work on the new streetcar line.

Traffic will be required to detour around the intersection by making u-turns for the next five to six weeks.

Crews are busy installing 1.6 miles of new streetcar tracks along North Rampart and St. Claude Avenue, from Canal Street to Elysian Fields Avenue.

For more information on this and other closures and detours, visit the New Orleans Transit Authority online at www.norta.com.

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