Task force to seek ideas on fixing streets in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu has appointed a 13-member panel charged with coming up with ways to pay for the massive backlog of work needed to fix the city's streets.
Multiple news outlets report the group, known as the Fix My Streets Financing Working Group, includes engineers, city council members, finance and transportation professionals and leaders of an activist group for which it is named. The group is charged with delving into the funding and prioritization of road construction in the city.
Complaints about the state of the city's streets have been rising in recent years.
City official say about $9.3 billion is needed to do the repair work.
Landrieu said Monday the task force will be searching for untapped local, state and federal funding sources.
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