French Quarter road closures: Essence Festival & July 4, 2017

French Quarter filming: Sunday, June 18, 2017
June 16, 2017
French Quarter filming: Friday June 23, 2017
June 22, 2017

The following road closures will go into effect for Essence Festival and the July 4th holiday. Please plan accordingly.

Friday, June 30 – Sunday, July 2

  • Bourbon Street Hard Closure (100-800 blocks)– 7:00pm – 4:00am
  • French Quarter Exterior Soft Closure – 8:00pm – 4:00am

Tuesday, July 4

  • Bourbon Street Hard Closure (100-800 blocks)– 6:00pm – 2:00am
  • French Quarter Exterior Soft Closure – 6:00pm – 2:00am

During the full “Mardi Gras” (French Quarter Exterior Soft) closures the streets will be closed to vehicular traffic; however 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. NO PASSES ARE NEEDED.

Vehicles will not be able to cross the Bourbon Street Hard Closure at the intersections. It will also be a no parking/tow away zone (signage will be posted).

You can stay current with real-time traffic updates at www.nola.gov/ready/, where you can also signup for text alerts.

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