NEW ORLEANS, LA — Today, the City of New Orleans issued reminders in advance of special events that will impact the normal flow of traffic including: Race for the Cure, Play Streets Ciclovía and Krewe of Boo Parade, all scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 26, 2013.
Race for the Cure
Beginning at 9:00 a.m., the runners will depart from Roosevelt Mall Street and Tad Gormely Stadium, proceed river bound with traffic on Roosevelt Mall to the museum, veer right with traffic around the museum to Lelong Drive, continue on Lelong to North Carrollton Avenue, turn right onto North Carrollton Avenue to City Park Avenue and turn left at City Park Avenue to Moss Street (uptown side), proceed on Moss Street on the uptown side of the bayou to Jefferson Davis Hwy to Bienville Street, turn left against traffic, river bound on Bienville Street to Jefferson Davis Hwy turn left onto Jefferson Davis Hwy (downtown direction) to Lafitte Street turn left onto Lafitte Street to Moss Street (downtown side), turn right onto Moss Street river side of the bayou cross Orleans Avenue and proceed on Moss Street to Esplanade Avenue, turn left on Esplanade Avenue cross over bridge continue around Beauregard Circle to Lelong Drive, to the museum, around Collins Diebol Circle with traffic to Roosevelt Mall Street to the finish line. The race will end at 12:00pm.
Play Streets Ciclovía Mid-City
At 9:00 a.m., 250 cyclists will depart from South Claiborne Avenue and Esplanade Avenue to Bayou Road and North. Broad Street and Esplanade Avenue and North Broad Street, looping back to Bayou Road to Esplanade Avenue and South Claiborne Avenue. The event, which will also include bike and physical physical fitness activities along Esplanade, will end at 12:00 p.m. The lakebound side of Esplanade Avenue will be closed to through traffic between North Claiborne Avenue, and up to Bayou Road and North Broad Street between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. to accommodate the event.
Krewe of Boo Parade
Starting at 6:00 p.m., the parade will form on Elysian Fields Avenue and North Peters Street. It will then turn right onto North Peters Street in an uptown direction on North Peters Street (against traffic against the flood wall). Upon reaching Dumaine Street, it will continue in an uptown direction with the normal flow of traffic on Decatur Street to North Peters Street, to Canal Street, turn right onto Canal Street to Dauphine Street where it will loop to the opposite side of Canal Street to Tchoupitoulas Street to turn right on Tchoupitoulas Street to St. Joseph Street to turn left onto St. Joseph Street to Convention Center Boulevard to make a right turn onto Convention Center Boulevard onto Henderson Street and proceed to Mardi Gras World. The disband area will begin at Convention Center Boulevard and Henderson Street. The parade will end at 9:00 p.m.
The parade will include no parking zones on the river bound side of Elysian Fields Avenue between North Peters Street and Royal Street from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on both sides of North Peters Street between Esplanade Avenue and Conti Street from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring for illegal parking.
Uniformed police officers will be present at each event to assist with the efficient flow of traffic.
In addition, RTA services, including streetcar lines and bus service may be interrupted during these events. Details on route changes are available at www.norta.com.