Parking Instructions And Traffic Restrictions For Saturday And Sunday Events
NEW ORLEANS — The City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of events scheduled on Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27, 2016. Throughout these events, the public is encouraged to be patient and prepared for delays by making transportation arrangements accordingly.
Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring illegal parking, including blocking hydrants, driveways and sidewalks or parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection or stop sign. 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 service, may be interrupted during this event. Details on any route changes are available here: www.norta.com
Crescent City Classic
The Crescent City Classic is scheduled for Saturday, March 26. In advance of the race at 5:00 a.m., NOPD officers will divert all traffic on Poydras Street from S. Claiborne Avenue to Loyola Avenue including the areas surrounding the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sugar Bowl Drive, W. Stadium Drive and Dave Dixon Drive.
Participants who are driving to the race are encouraged to park in downtown long-term lots and use the pre-organized shuttle system race organizers have arranged. The race course will become a no-parking zone beginning at midnight, 12:00 a.m., on Saturday. At that time, towing will begin along the course to allow for Crescent City Classic organizers to begin set-up for the race. Meters will be bagged, and signs will be posted warning residents of the parking restrictions.
Beginning at 8:00 a.m., the runners will depart from Poydras Street and Loyola Avenue, proceed river bound on Poydras Street (runners will use river bound Poydras Street only past Loyola Avenue) to Convention Center Boulevard, turn left onto Convention Center Boulevard, turn left on Canal Street, turn right on N. Peters Street to Decatur Street to N. Peters Street to Esplanade Avenue, turn left onto Esplanade Avenue (runners will use both sides of Esplanade Avenue) and proceed lake bound on Esplanade Avenue to N. Carrollton Avenue/Wisner Boulevard, veer left of the traffic circle to N. Carrollton Avenue to City Park Avenue, turn right onto City Park Avenue (with traffic) to Anseman Avenue turn right onto Anseman Avenue to inside the park. Runners will continue on Anseman Avenue to Victory Lane, turn right/against traffic on Victory Lane to Turner Lane, turn right onto Turner Lane to Dreyfous Avenue, turn left onto Dreyfus Avenue past the Casino, over the bridge, past the museum to Lelong Drive, turn left with traffic onto Lelong Drive to the New Orleans Museum of Art, veer right/counter clockwise around the New Orleans Museum of Art to Roosevelt Mall, turn right onto Roosevelt Mall and veer left at the fork to the finish line.
Historic French Quarter Easter Parade
On Sunday, March 27, starting at 10:00 a.m., the Historic French Quarter Easter Parade begins traveling down St. Louis Street to Dauphine Street, left on Dauphine Street to Iberville Street, left on Iberville Street to Bourbon Street, left on Bourbon Street to Toulouse Street, right on Toulouse Street to Chartres Street, left on Chartres Street to St. Peter Street, left on St. Peter Street to Bourbon Street, right on Bourbon Street to St. Ann Street, right on St. Ann Street to Chartres Street where the riders will disembark and attend mass. The parade will resume from St. Ann Street and Chartres Street on Chartres Street to Dumaine Street left on Dumaine Street to Royal Street left Royal Street to Iberville Street to Chartres Street, left on Chartres Street to St. Louis Street, left on St. Louis Street to Antoine’s where the event will disband.
33rd Annual Chris Owens Easter Parade
On Sunday, March 27, starting at 1:00 p.m., the 33rd Annual Chris Owens Easter Parade will begin departing from Iberville Street and Bourbon Street on Bourbon Street to St. Philip Street, right on St. Philip Street to Decatur Street, right on Decatur Street to N. Peters Street, on N. Peters Street to Canal Street, right on Canal Street to 739 Canal St. where the event will disband.
17th Annual Gay Easter Parade
On Sunday, March 27, starting at 4:30 p.m., the 17th Annual Gay Easter Parade begins departing from Rampart Street and St. Ann Street on St. Ann Street to Bourbon Street, left on Bourbon Street, right on Esplanade Street, right on Royal Street, right on St. Louis Street, right on Burgundy Street, left on Dumaine Street to N. Rampart Street and Dumaine Street where the event will disband.