Convention Center District Development

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Convention Center Boulevard to Close Monday, December 2 to Tuesday, December 31

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Traffic Advisory Convention Center Boulevard, from Julia Street to lake-bound Calliope Street will be closed to vehicular traffic, Monday, December 2 to Tuesday, December 31, to accommodate Entergy’s installation of three (3) new power poles. Motorists are encouraged to take other routes into and out of the Central Business District during this period. Pedestrian access   …Continue Reading


Traffic Advisory: Eastbound Right Lane of Poydras Street to Temporarily Close Monday, September 30

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Traffic Advisory Eastbound Right Lane of Poydras Street to Temporarily Close Monday, September 30 The eastbound right hand lane of Poydras Street in front of Gordon Biersch will temporarily close for construction on Monday, September 30, 2019, around 11:00 am. to facilitate a portion of the demolition and roadwork that extends into the Poydras intersection.   …Continue Reading


TRAFFIC ADVISORY: CONVENTION CENTER BOULEVARD TO CLOSE MONDAY, AUGUST 26 TO SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

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Convention Center Boulevard, from Julia Street to lake-bound Calliope Street will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at dawn on Monday, August 26 until dusk on Sunday, September 1, to accommodate Entergy’s relocation of existing utility poles.  Motorists are encouraged to take other routes into and out of the Central Business District during this period.   …Continue Reading


Convention Center Blvd. Traffic Plan for Essence Festival

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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


Advisory: Parts of New Convention Center Boulevard Roadway to Open

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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


MEDIA ADVISORY Convention Center Boulevard To Close Between Calliope Streets

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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


TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Convention Center Boulevard Temporary Closure

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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


Convention Center Traffic Advisory

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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.


Convention Center Traffic Advisory

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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.


Convention Center Boulevard Closure

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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


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