NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans is removing dozens of abandoned pay phone kiosks across the city that have become obsolete with the widespread use of cell phones.
In a news release, the city said that a contractor would be removing a total of 77 pay phone kiosks.
After the kiosks are removed they will be put up at public auction.
As part of the $60,000 contract, the contractor will also repair the damaged sidewalk after removing the kiosks.
City official Ramsey Green says it's “a big quality-of-life win for residents who live in these neighborhoods.”