Construction on Lafitte Corridor bicycle path (New Orleans) begins
Six shovels at the ready ten minutes before the ceremonial groundbreaking, March 25, 2014, for the Lafitte Corridor bicycle trail. The paved trail, 12 feet wide, will connect Basin St. at the north border of the French Quarter in New Orleans, with N. Alexander St., near City Park, a distance of 2.6 miles. The project, which in addition to the path will include playing fields and a large tree planting, will cost $9.1 million. It is expected to take 11 months to construct.