NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, the City of New Orleans issued a traffic advisory for the 2014 New Year’s Eve celebration in front of Jackson Square in the French Quarter scheduled for Tuesday, December 31, 2013.
In preparation for the 2014 New Year’s Eve concert and countdown celebration in front of Jackson Square, Decatur Street will be limited to one lane of traffic each way Dumaine Street to St. Louis Street today until approximately 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 1, 2014.
NOPD officers will be monitoring the pedestrian crowd and will divert vehicular traffic from Decatur Street/ South Peters Street, between Canal Street and Esplanade Avenue, if necessary. NOPD anticipates a large pedestrian crowd and encourages drivers to avoid this area.
On Thursday, January 2, 2014 for the Allstate Sugar Bowl, NOPD officers will be monitoring pedestrian crowds in the French Quarter and will divert vehicular traffic if necessary.
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 these events. Details on any route changes are available at www.norta.com.