If you live and/or drive in Orleans Parish, new sets of electronic eyes may soon be arriving at an intersection near you.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration, which announced earlier this year that the city would be expanding its traffic camera program in 2017, has now released a full list of 32 public and private schools where cameras will be helping to catch traffic rulebreakers in the new year. There will be a total 55 cameras being used at these locations.
Landrieu is pitching the expansion, which will nearly double the number of locations where speeders and redlight-runners can be cited by camera, as a safety measure, though it will also help generate about $5 million a year in new revenue for the city. Motorists caught traveling more than six miles over the speed limit in school zones can be cited.
The New Orleans Police Department will be responsible for deciding where those mobile cameras, along with five more that will added at a later date, are to be positioned.
Landrieu proposed the traffic camera expansion as part of next year's budget. The new cameras are expected to generate about $8 million total, with about $3 million of that sum going toward paying the contractor and city staffers involved in the program.
Residential input, accident records, traffic volume, and the camera installation feasibility at various locations were all contributing factors for site selection of the new cameras.
The new camera locations are as follows:
• Napoleon Avenue near St. George’s Episcopal School
• Fontainebleau Avenue near St. Rita Catholic School
• Prentiss Avenue near Holy Cross School
• Martin Luther King Boulevard near Sylvanie Williams Prep
• S. Carrollton Avenue near Lafayette School
• Canal Street near St. John Lutheran School
• Napoleon Avenue near St. Stephen School
• St. Bernard Avenue near Nelson Elementary School
• Magazine Street near St. Katherine Drexel
• L.B. Landry Avenue near Fischer Elementary
• Jackson Avenue near Mahalia Jackson Elementary
• Bienville Street near Success Prep
• S. Carrollton Avenue near Stuart Hall School
• Jefferson Avenue near Isidore Newman
• Canal Street near Warren Easton High School
• Esplanade Avenue near Bricolage Academy
• Mirabeau Street and Louisa Street near Parkview Elementary
• Broadway Street near Audubon Charter School
• Trafalgar Street near Langston Hughes Elementary
• Robert E. Lee Boulevard near Mount Carmel High School
• Berkley Drive near Algiers Tech Academy
• Spanish Fort Boulevard near St. Pius X School
• Paris Avenue near St Leo the Great
• Magnolia Street near KIPP Central
• Magazine Avenue near Ecole Bilingue
• Baronne Street near Good Shepard School
• N. Dorgenois Street near Life Christ Christian Academy
• A.P. Tureaud Avenue near St. Augustine High School
• Esplanade Avenue near McDonogh 28 Elementary
• Nashville Avenue and Freret Street near Lusher Middle & High Schools
• Broadway Street near Lusher Elementary
• Orleans Avenue near Wheatley Elementary