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The purpose of this study is to examine the potential implications of the removal of the Claiborne Expressway segment of Interstate 10 (I-10), a proposal that has gained traction since Hurricane Katrina. This study complements previous analyses of the impacts of removing the elevated expressway. It considers case studies of best practices in highway removal, the history of the study area, and the proposal in terms of its local and regional context -- in particular the transportation system, land-use patterns, the economy, and the community of the affected area. Stakeholder interviews and surveys were conducted to assist with drawing conclusions and recommendations about the proposed removal of the I-10 highway segment and redevelopment of the Claiborne corridor.


A University of New Orleans Analysis of Best Practices and Public Opinion

MURP 4062: Applied Techniques for Transportation Planning, Spring 2011