Convention Center District Development

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 the entire day Monday, January 14 and resume Tuesday, January 15th.  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.

The construction is part of a $557 million improvement plan that includes converting Convention Center Boulevard into a lushly landscaped public park to be complete in the fall of 2020.  The current phase of the project involves laying the new road bed, to be completed in the spring of 2019, which will consist of one lane in each direction.  When the road is complete, work will begin to construct the park.

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 $81.7 billion in economic impact since its 1985 opening, including $5.1 billion in new tax revenue for state and local governments.


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