NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - City and state leaders will join New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu this afternoon to reopen a stretch of Canal Street that was closed because of a partial collapse of an underground tunnel in the Central Business District.
On April 15, the lake bound lanes of Canal Street were closed when the partial collapse of a tunnel wall was discovered under the street at the foot of Canal Street.
The tunnel was built as part of the 1966 Rivergate Expressway Tunnel project.
Then on April 29 the road collapsed into the tunnel, damaging major and minor drain lines and closing the area to traffic.
Repairs began on May 6 and cost the city approximately $5 million.