The New Orleans Police Department and Louisiana State Police will implement a traffic plan for the upcoming Essence Festival. Events will be held in the Convention Center from 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. starting Friday, July 5 through Sunday, July 7. Heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic is expected for the event. The following plan will be …Continue Reading
The newly constructed roadway for Convention Center Boulevard, from Julia Street to the river bound Calliope Street will be open on June 1. In that phase, construction will be concentrated on the park side of the project. Motorists can expect intermittent closures for the positioning of heavy equipment. Dedicated cross-walks for pedestrians will continue to …Continue Reading
Beginning 10 a.m. Friday, February 8th through 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 12th Convention Center Boulevard will be closed between the river bound and lake bound lanes of Calliope Streets to erect the 75 foot steel beams that will support the canopy from the Transportation Center to the Convention Center over Convention Center Boulevard. Traffic will …Continue Reading
Convention Center Boulevard, from Julia Street to Henderson Street will be closed to vehicular traffic, Monday, January 14th from 5:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to accommodate a Presidential visit. Motorist are encouraged to take other routes into and out of the Central Business District during this period. Construction on Convention Center Boulevard will be halted …Continue Reading
Monday, November 26th, through approximately mid-January, Calliope Street river bound will be tapered down to one lane between South Peters and Convention Center Boulevard, which is expected to cause additional congestion.
This weekend, the Convention Center will host a number of events. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early and pay close attention to directional signs for the best access to parking.
Beginning Monday, October 22 through Thursday, October 25 from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily, Convention Center Boulevard will be closed to through traffic from Julia Street to Calliope Streets
Within the next week or so, Convention Center Blvd. intersections at Andrew Higgins and Gaiennie will be closed for several weeks. The St. Joseph intersection is currently shut down and will remain closed for several weeks.
Beginning Saturday, September 29, traffic on Convention Center Boulevard will be re-routed to the river-side, with one lane in each direction