Road Improvement Project Underway on West Bank

The City of New Orleans, Department of Public Works began a major roadway improvement project on the West Bank in early March The $250,000 bond-funded Park Timbers-Tall Timbers Maintenance Project is expected to take two months to complete, weather permitting.

The project will restore pavement on 10 streets and adjust manhole covers to provide a safer and smoother roadway. The following streets will be improved as part of the project: Yellowstone Drive, Park Timbers Drive, Everglades Drive, Yosemite Drive, Olympic Court, Pin Oak Avenue, South Pin Oak Avenue, Post Oak Avenue, North Teak Avenue and Post Oak Avenue.

 Work will generally take place 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Questions about this project or the city’s Capital Improvement Program should be directed to 504.658.ROAD (7623) or

Through RoadWorkNOLA, the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works (DPW) and Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) are implementing a program to restore damaged infrastructure. Using a combination of local and federal funds, the $2.3 billion program includes nearly 200 individual projects across the city.

Louis Armstrong International Airport Concessionaire Paradies Lagardère Wins Honest Honor at AXN Awards

Paradies Lagardère recently won three awards during the Airport Experience News’ AXN Awards in Denver, Colo., including the biggest award in the industry, Best Overall Retailer. 

Paradies Lagardère, an Atlanta-based company with operations in airports across the U.S, is one of the prime concessionaires at the new Louis Armstrong International Airport along with its local partners in retail concessions. 

The company has earned this prestigious award for 25 years consecutively. Paradies Lagardère also won its first large dining award, Best Brand Restaurateur for Chick-fil-A, and secured the Retailer with the Best Customer Service award. The company has won AXN Awards for excellence in customer service 20 times!

The AXN Awards recognize airport concessionaires and restaurateurs that exemplify exceptional standards and excellence. The awards were given during the annual AXN Conference & Exhibition, which took place March 1- 4.

“We are thrilled and very appreciative to be recognized as Best Overall Retailer for the 25th consecutive year,” said Gregg Paradies, president and CEO, Paradies Lagardère. “To be recognized as the Retailer with the Highest Regard for Customer Service means the world to us because offering first class service is our number one priority each and every day. I am so proud of our more than 10,000 associates who make this happen! And we can’t more excited for our Dining Division and our win for Best Brand. The Paradies Lagardère Dining Division continues to prove itself as a true restaurateur through quality and exceptional guest experiences.”

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