Newcomb Blvd. fence removal begins; traffic resumes in 7-10 days

 Newcomb Blvd. fence removal begins; traffic resumes in 7-10 days

Credit: Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com

At least two sections of the Newcomb Boulevard fence have been removed as of Tuesday morning. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Posted on April 15, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 15 at 11:53 AM

Robert Morris / Uptown Messenger

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- At least two sections of the controversial Newcomb Boulevard fence were removed Tuesday morning, and city officials say the intersection will re-open to two-way traffic in about a week.

The large center section of the fence and one adjacent panel were removed, although the metal posts still remained in the roadway as of 9 a.m. Tuesday.

A construction loader sat parked in the center of the opening wrapped in caution tape, preventing vehicles from passing through the narrow space between the posts.

“Removal of the fence, installation of traffic signage, and reopening of the street to two-way traffic will be completed in 7-10 days,” said Tyler A. Gamble, press secretary to Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

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