Convention Center District Development

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 to the building will be limited; look for directional signage upon arrival.

Conditions will continue to change as cross streets are closed to make the improvements and then reopened.  Motorists are advised to remain aware of the directional signs and consider alternate routes.

A portion of the new roadway, from Poydras Street to Julia Street, has opened. The entire roadway, from Poydras Street to Henderson Street, will open January 1.

The construction is part of a $75 million safety and beautification plan to convert parts of Convention Center Boulevard into a 7.5 acre landscaped Public Park to be completed in the fall of 2020.

Questions can be directed to the RoadworkNOLA Hotline is 504.658.ROAD (7623).

For a list of major construction milestones, visit


About the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

With 1.1 million square feet of prime exhibit space, in an entirely contiguous hall, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center provides the largest single exhibit space in the country. The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center features an award winning staff and first class amenities, and is the sixth largest convention center in the nation.  A consistent Top 10 host of the largest conventions and tradeshows in the nation annually, the Convention Center is also one of the city’s “Top Workplaces.” A leading contributor to the city’s robust tourism economy, the Convention Center’s event activity has produced $90.1 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening, including $5.7 billion in new tax revenue for state and local governments.


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