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New Orleans 2018 proposed budget: Road repair, Lafitte Greenway, and stations

Three things to expect during 2018

On Monday, July 31, Mayor Mitch Landrieu presented a proposed operating and capital budget for the 2018 fiscal year to New Orleans City Council. Out of the $647 million budgeted, Landrieu’s administration allocated several funds to recreation, street, and housing.

Over $421 million will be used toward street, sewage, and drainage repair, according to Landrieu. Over the next four years, New Orleans will spend $1.9 billion, mainly FEMA funds, to repair streets across the city.

The city will spend $370 million in FEMA funds in 2018 on its Recovery Roads Program alone.

A new police station and two fire station complexes are slated for Algiers in 2018. The 4th District police station will move to a more central location bounded by the Magellan Canal, Flanders St., Wall Blvd., and Horace St.

The old brake-tag station on the Lafitte Greenway will be converted into an outdoor community pavilion.

To see the official budget proposal, visit the City of New Orleans’s official website.

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