Big weekend of events means parking restrictions

Big weekend of events means parking restrictions
Source: City of New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Three big events along New Orleans streets this weekend means the city will have to restrict traffic. Drivers are being urged to be patient and prepare for heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic related to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Tulane University's Greek Weekend 5K and the Krewe of Boo parade.

The City of New Orleans sent out the following advisory:

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure:
Beginning at 9 a.m., the runners for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will depart from Roosevelt Mall Street and Tad Gormley 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 N. Carrollton Avenue, turn right onto N. 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 Highway to Bienville Street, turn left against traffic, river bound on Bienville Street to Jefferson Davis Highway turn left onto Jefferson Davis Highway (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 noon.

Tulane University Greek Weekend 5K:
Beginning at 10:30 a.m., the Tulane University Greek Weekend 5K race will depart from Newcomb Place at Drill Road, proceed on Newcomb Place, turn right on Willow Street, Turn left on Ben Weiner Drive, U-turn at S. Claiborne Avenue, turn right onto Tulane's campus, continue through campus onto Janet Yulman Way, continue onto McAlister Drive, turn right on Drill Road, turn left on Audubon Boulevard, turn right on Newcomb Place, veer right through campus, turn right on Law Road, turn left onto the campus, continue path through campus, turn left on West Road, turn left on Freret Street, turn right onto the campus and the race will end at the Newcomb Quad.

Krewe of Boo:
Starting at 6:30 p.m., the Krewe of Boo parade will form on Elysian Fields Avenue and N. Peters Street. It will then turn right onto N. Peters Street in an uptown direction on N. 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 Bourbon Street where it will loop to the opposite side of Canal Street to Tchoupitoulas Street to turn right on Tchoupitoulas Street to Julia Street to turn left onto Julia 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 Tchoupitoulas Street and St. Joseph Street, the floats and riders will proceed to Henderson Street turn left onto Henderson to Mardi Gras World East, where the riders will disembark with the lone band. The parade will end at 8:30 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 noon until 8 p.m. and on both sides of North Peters Street between Esplanade Avenue and Conti Street from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.

The parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring for illegal parking. Drivers are reminded they cannot block fire hydrants, driveways or sidewalks. Vehicles must also be more than 20 feet from a crosswalk, intersection or stop sign. No one is allowed to park on the neutral ground.

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