2015 French Quarter Festival Parking Instructions And Traffic Restrictions

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and traffic restrictions in advance of the 2015 French Quarter Festival scheduled for Thursday, April 9, through Sunday, April 12, 2015.

         Throughout these days, the public is encouraged to be patient and prepared for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic by making transportation arrangements accordingly.

         From 1:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. each day throughout the festival, North Peters/ Decatur Streets between Iberville and Dumaine Streets will be closed to vehicles when pedestrian traffic dictates the closure. The listed hours are the earliest and latest that these closures will take place.

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         On Saturday, April 11, and Sunday, April 12, from 1:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., a French Quarter closure will be in effect for vehicles from Canal Street to Dumaine Street and Rampart Street to the Mississippi River.

While the streets are closed to vehicular traffic, for-hire vehicles (taxis, limos, shuttle busses, pedicabs, and carriages) will be allowed access into the closed area as long as it is safe to do so. Vehicles of French Quarter residents, employees and hotel guests will be allowed access as well, as long as it is safe to do so.

         French Quarter residents, business owners, employees and hotel guests should obtain access passes for the checkpoints when street closures are in effect. Passes are available at the Eighth District Police Station (334 Royal St.).

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         Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring for illegal parking, including blocking hydrants, driveways and sidewalks, or parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection or stop signs. Motorists are also reminded to park in the direction of travel on one-way streets and with the right wheel to the curb on two-way streets.

         In addition, RTA services, including bus and streetcar service, may be interrupted during this event.

         For details on any route changes

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