French Quarter Festival 2016 Traffic Advisory

Posted on: April 4 2016


Thursday, 4/7/2016 through Sunday, 4/10/2016

12:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

Access Passes available at the Eighth District Police Station on April 1


Due to the festival’s growing crowds during the weekend, vehicular traffic will be restricted from Thursday, April 7th until Sunday, April 10th, beginning at 12:00PM until 9:00PM.  No on-street parking or vehicular traffic into the French Quarter will be allowed between Iberville, North Rampart, Dumaine, and Decatur streets, except those vehicles issued permits. A full “Mardi Gras” closure will be in effect Friday-Sunday. While the streets are closed to vehicular traffic, for-hire vehicles (taxis, limos, shuttle busses, pedicabs, and carriages) will be allowed access into the closed area as long as it is safe to do so.  French Quarter residents, employees, and hotel guests will be allowed access as well, as long as it is safe to do so.  Access passes to be allowed past the checkpoints will be available after April 1st at the Eighth District Station (334 Royal Street) for residents, business owners, employees and hotel guests.