French Quarter Festival 2013 Traffic Advisory

road-closed-400×225(New Orleans Police Department) – Vehicular traffic will only be restricted when the pedestrian traffic dictates that the closure is necessary.  The listed hours are only the “earliest” and “latest” that these closures will take place.

Throughout the festival, beginning at 11:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M., North Peters/Decatur Streets will be restricted when pedestrian traffic between Iberville and Dumaine Streets dictate the closure.

On Saturday, April 13th and Sunday, April 14th, beginning at 1:30 P.M. until 10:00 P.M., there will be a French Quarter closure in effect ranging from Canal Street to Dumaine Street and Rampart Street to the 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.  French Quarter residents, employees, and hotel guests will be allowed access as well, as long as it is safe to do so.

Access passes to be allowed past the checkpoints are available at the Eighth District Station (334 Royal Street) for residents, business owners, employees and hotel guests.