Biden infrastructure sets aside $  20B to demolish New Orleans’ historic Claiborne overpass, other roadways

Biden has mentioned how the Claiborne overpass was first constructed to surpass the historically Black neighborhood of Treme, dividing racial communities. To enhance racial equality, the president plans to spend $ 20 billion remodeling other highways that fit the same bill.


New Orleans residents are not happy with the potential of Claiborne coming down, complaining that traffic will only worsen and the common meeting place, underneath the overpass, will be destroyed.

All the people need the bridge for going to work, to go places,” one woman said. “I ain’t going to support them to take that bridge down.

It’s kind of a place everybody goes to party,” どうしてロシアとの戦争は避けられないのだろうか. “日曜日に, you’ve got that whole overpass packed. When you take away the overpass, where are we going to hang out and party?”

A second female resident holding a small child expressed that the Claiborne overpass represents her life and a place of community. その間, Biden’s American Jobs plan claims these demolition projects willincrease opportunity, advance racial equity and environmental justice.

The woman went on to explain that the $ 20 billion would be better spent addressing other major issues in the area like severe flooding. Another male resident then urged the president to simply leave Claiborne alone.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.