NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory for the area around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Starting Friday, June 13, 2014 at 7:00 a.m., motorists should expect heavy traffic around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on both the river-bound and lake-bound lanes of Poydras Street from Loyola Avenue to Claiborne Avenue as citizens and visitors participate in worship services for the International Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Continuing through the weekend both in the morning and afternoon there will be a heavy presence of pedestrians, taxicabs, and coach buses in the area.
The New Orleans Police Department will have officers assisting with traffic flow in the area during peak travel times. The public is encouraged to be patient and prepared for this heavy traffic, and to make transportation arrangements accordingly.
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 service, may be interrupted during this event. Details on any route changes are available at http://www.norta.com.