The City of New Orleans hopes to finish all Super Bowl 2013 infrastructure projects in the next month.
Improvements include the new Loyola Street car which will run through the Central Business District to Canal Street. City officials say it is about 80-percent complete and could be tested as early as next week.
$300-million dollars in modernization projects are underway at Armstrong International Airport, including a new concourse and landscaping. Those improvements are all slated to wrap up in January.
In Jefferson Parish along Airline Drive near North Causeway Boulevard, new decorative lighting recently went up.
"They're going to be from Labarre Road to the New Orleans line and there is 58 double armed poles down the median and another 28 on the side. They'll have arms for banners," Jefferson Parish Councilmember Cynthia Lee-Sheng told WWL-TV.
The $1.4 million dollar lighting project was requested by the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation. Councilmember Lee-Sheng says it was paid for with re-dedicated street millage money.
The City of New Orleans hopes to have all Super Bowl improvements wrapped up by January 15. Deputy Mayor Cedric Grant says they will continue after the big sports event with approximately 60 projects are already in the pipeline for 2013.
"We're going to be ready for the Super Bowl. We're going to put on our best face," said Grant.