French Quarter Festival 2016 Traffic Advisory

Due to the festival’s growing crowds during the festival weekend, vehicular traffic will be restricted from Thursday, April 7th until Sunday, April 10th, beginning at 12:00pm until 9:00pm. No on-street parking or vehicular traffic into the French Quarter will be allowed between Iberville, North Rampart, Dumaine, and Decatur streets, except those vehicles issued permits. A full “Mardi Gras” closure will be in effect Friday, April 9th – Sunday, April 10th. 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 will be available after Friday, April 1st at the Eighth District Station (334 Royal Street) for residents, business owners, employees and hotel guests.