FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PARKING INSTRUCTIONS AND TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS
FOR THE FRENCH QUARTER IN ADVANCE OF MARDI GRAS CELEBRATIONS
NEW ORLEANS – Today, the City of New Orleans issued a reminder that a large portion of the French Quarter will be closed to vehicular traffic and on-street parking during the upcoming Mardi Gras celebrations and anticipated large crowds.
Beginning Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. and continuing until Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, at 6:00 a.m., no on-street parking or vehicular traffic into the French Quarter is allowed in the area between Iberville and Dumaine Streets and between North Rampart and Decatur Streets, except those vehicles issued Vieux Carre resident permits. Vieux Carre resident permits should be displayed on vehicle dashboards so they are clearly visible to police officers staffing barricades. Vehicles in violation are subject to a $75.00 fine and seizure ($161.25 tow fee).