New Louisiana State Department of Public Safety,
Office of Motor Vehicles Opens in Lakewood Plaza Shopping Center on Bullard Avenue
(New Orleans) 2014 may have started with fireworks, but the new Louisiana State Office of Motor Vehicles opened quietly in the Lakewood Plaza Shopping Center on Bullard Avenue and Morrison Road on Thursday, January 2, 2014. A DMV employee attributed the soft opening to the department’s wish to get the office up and operating,”working out the kinks before the flood gates opened” with local residents seeking drivers licenses and other services.
District E Councilman James Gray said the office is open and ready for business a full year early.
“One of my early priorities was to open a DMV office in New Orleans East. But it was simply not in the city’s 2013 plans or budget,” Gray said. “We took a look at what needed to be done, got all of the parties to the table, and hammered out an agreement well ahead of schedule.”
Lakewood Plaza Shopping Center Owner Wade Verges said the new DMV office indicates accelerating progress in New Orleans East. “The District is moving forward, providing a variety of needed services to residents. The opening of this Motor Vehicles office is an example of that progress. And I’m thankful to City Councilman James Gray and the Mayor for pushing this project along,” Verges said.
The New Orleans East DMV Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
More information on the official ribbon cutting coming soon.