Between the heat that makes us want to conduct all daily business from inside a swimming pool and the omnipresent construction Uptown, leaving the house is just not a good idea right now. And now, you can't even bike in some areas: Gambit reports that the bike path on the Mississippi River levee Uptown will be closed starting this Monday, June 29, until Aug. 20 for an Entergy upgrade. Bye, summer. It was nice knowing you.
(Gambit also recently reported that drivers are straight-up ignoring the bike lane on Baronne Street in the CBD, so this hasn't been a great last few months for bikers.)
Oh, you're also not going to be able to ride the streetcar in various parts of Uptown this summer because of the SELA drainage project. Speaking of streetcars, the project to extend service to Elysian Fields Avenue at St. Claude Avenue will have the intersection of Canal and North Rampart streets bottlenecked for at least a month. According to NOLA.com:
Traffic on Canal Street between Liberty and Burgundy streets in each direction will be squeezed from three lanes down to one before opening up again. And Rampart Street between Canal and Iberville Street will be closed completely, sending drivers to several adjacent side streets.
If this all makes you want to look into buying a home in an outlying area that has an indoor pool: we got you covered.
· Mapping Places to Take a Dip in New Orleans [Curbed NOLA]
· River levee bike path closes for two months starting Monday [Gambit]
· The Baronne Street bike lane: all kinds of #fail [Gambit]
· RTA outlines three phases of streetcar interruptions amid Uptown drainage work [Uptown Messenger]
· New Orleans' downtown drivers to get a taste of Uptown's traffic woes [NOLA.com]
· New Orleans East 'Fantasy' Has Bonkers Indoor Pool [Curbed NOLA]