​Avondale Planning & Evaluation Linkages (PEL) Study Documents



 Avondale PEL Study Newsletters

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​​Virtual Public Scoping Meeting

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) in coordination with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the New Orleans Regional Planning Commission (RPC) and the railroads operating in the New Orleans metropolitan area are conducting a Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) study to evaluate the feasibility of closing the Union Pacific (UP) and Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) roadway-rail at-grade crossings at Live Oak Boulevard, Willswood Lane, George Street and Avondale Garden Road and replacing them with one, or possibly more, road-over-rail grade separations. The location and number of grade separation(s) will be evaluated as part of this study.

A Virtual Public Scoping Meeting is being held online for thirty-eight (38) consecutive days from  March 9 through April 15, 2022, to present the study, its goals and schedule, and to solicit comments and key issues to be considered. This Scoping Meeting consists of a pre-recorded presentation, meeting exhibits, and contact information to provide comments or to be added to the study  distribution list to receive future notices. All interested parties are invited to review the Scoping Meeting materials and are encouraged to comment.


Comments can be submitted by completing the On-line Comment Form​ or by downloading the Printable Comment Form and mailing it to the address shown on the form or submitting it via email to NORG@mbakerintl.com. Emailed forms should indicate “NORG Avondale PEL Study Public Scoping Meeting Comment Form” as the Subject.

Comment Forms must be received or postmarked no later than April 15, 2022, to be included in the public record.

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Virtual Public Scoping Meeting Materials



NORG Avondale PEL Printable Fill-in Comment Form 030922.pdf
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NORG Avondale PEL Study Area Exhibit 030922.pdf
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NORG Avondale PEL Study Goals 030922.pdf
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NORG Avondale Public Scoping Meeting Presentation with Written Narrative.pdf
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YouTube - NORG Avondale Public Scoping Meeting Presentation with Audio Narrative 03-09-22.aspx
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Virtual Public Scoping Meeting Summary.pdf
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