FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
12/29/2015

Contact:
Hayne Rainey
(504) 6587-4945
communications@nola.gov

CITY ISSUES PARKING INSTRUCTIONS AND TRAFFIC REMINDERS
IN ADVANCE OF ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL EVENTS
AND 2016 NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of Allstate Sugar Bowl events and 2016 New Year’s Eve Celebration.

Throughout these events, the public is encouraged to be patient and prepared for delays by making transportation arrangements accordingly.

Allstate Sugar Bowl Fan Fest
On Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, the Allstate Sugar Bowl Fan Fest at 418 North Peters Street will begin at noon and last throughout the day leading up to a concert performance by Usher beginning at 6:15 p.m. NOPD officers will be monitoring pedestrian crowds in the French Quarter and will divert vehicular traffic if necessary.

Allstate Sugar Bowl Parade
On Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, at 3:30 p.m., the Allstate Sugar Bowl Parade begins at Elysian Fields and Decatur Street, proceeds down Decatur Street, past Jackson Square and the Allstate Fan Fest at 418 North Peters Street, disbanding at Canal Street.

2016 New Year’s Eve Celebration
On Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, in preparation for the 2016 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 from Dumaine Street to St. Louis Street until approximately 2:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 1, 2016.

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.

2016 Allstate Sugar Bowl
On Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, 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 event. Details on any route changes are available at www.norta.com.

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