City Announces Parking Instructions And Traffic Restrictions For Events Scheduled This Weekend

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of the events scheduled for this weekend, March 11-13, 2016. Throughout these events, the City encourages the public to be patient and prepared for delays by making transportation arrangements accordingly.

         Due to forecasted severe weather, some events may be impacted this weekend. The City’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness is monitoring weather conditions and flooded streets. The City will keep residents updated through email alerts and the @NOLAReady Twitter account.

         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. Details on any route changes are available at norta.com.

 

• Jim Monaghan’s 34th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade

 

         On Friday, March 11, 2016, starting at 6:30 p.m., the Jim Monaghan’s Street Parade will begin at 1100 Decatur Street. Proceeding Uptown on Decatur Street to Bienville Street, the parade will turn right onto Bienville Street towards Burgundy Street. The parade will turn right onto Burgundy Street and proceed to Conti Street where it will turn right and continue to Bourbon Street. From Bourbon Street, the parade will turn left onto Gov. Nicholls Street and proceed to Decatur Street where it will turn left and disband at 1107 Decatur Street.

 

• Buku Music+Art Project

 

         On Friday, March 11, 2016, and Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 2 p.m. until 1 a.m., the Buku Music+Art Project will be held at Mardi Gras World. There are no street closures for this event. Traffic will be regulated by detailed officers around the venue.

 

• 2016 Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day Parade

 

         On Saturday, March 12, 2016, starting at 1:00 p.m., the 2016 St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins at Louisiana Avenue and Tchoupitoulas Street, proceeds lake-bound on Louisiana Avenue to Magazine Street, turns right onto Magazine Street and proceeds river-bound to Jackson Avenue. The parade will turn right onto Jackson Avenue and proceed until Tchoupitoulas Street where the parade will disband.

         Note: Parade will roll Saturday if it is raining. It will be canceled if high winds and/or lightening pose a safety threat. A final decision will be made Saturday morning.

 

• Gospel Extravaganza & Indian Super Sunday

 

         A.L. Davis Park will host the Gospel Extravaganza on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. and the Indian Super Sunday on Sunday, March 13, 2016, from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. There are no street closures for this event. Traffic will be regulated by detailed officers around the venue.

 

• 2016 Shamrockin’ 8-K Run

 

         On Sunday, March 13, 2016, starting at 9:00 a.m., the 2016 Shamrockin’ 8-K Run will begin at Andrew Higgins Drive and Camp Street. The runners will depart Uptown on Camp Street crossing Calliope Street to Margaret Place to Prytania Street to Napoleon Avenue, against traffic on Napoleon Avenue to Chestnut Street, U-turn at Chestnut Street on Napoleon Avenue to Prytania Street to Leontine Street, right on Leontine Street to St. Charles Avenue, left on St. Charles Avenue against traffic to Nashville Street, on Nashville Street to Prytania Street, right on Prytania Street to Audubon Park where the event will end on the golf course side.

 

 

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