Mayor News – December 2021 – City issues parking and traffic reminders for the holiday weekend


NEW ORLEANS – Today the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and traffic reminders in the lead up to the upcoming Christmas and New Years holidays. While the town hall is closed on December 24th, 27th and 31st as well as on January 3rd, the park attendants will continue their normal operations. The public is encouraged to be patient and prepare for heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic by making appropriate transportation arrangements.

Park attendants will monitor illegal parking to block fire hydrants, driveways, and sidewalks, as well as parking within 20 feet of a zebra crossing, intersection, or stop sign. Drivers are also reminded to park on one-way streets in the direction of travel and on one-way streets with the right wheel to the curb.

The enforcement of parking tickets (issuing and towing of tickets) continues with normal controls and enforcement times:

  • Ticket Writing’s sales representatives will patrol Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • The enforcement times for towing remain around the clock.
  • Online payments for towed vehicles – 24/7 @ Nola.gov
  • Unified enforcement of parking regulations will be reintroduced to ensure curb traffic in high-traffic areas where enforcement is required to regulate cargo / loading areas, cab / bus areas, passenger areas and chargeable spaces.
  • These enforcement measures are also required by businesses and local residents.
  • Booting continues as usual:
    • Operating hours:
      • 8:00 am – 6:00 pm – Booting enforcement and supported releases
      • 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. – pilot attendant who receives boots that he has released himself
      • 24/7 – self-timer, online payments and telephone customer service

If you have any questions about these changes or general questions about parking enforcement, please contact the Parks Department of the City of New Orleans Department of Public Works at (504) 658-8200.

New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins soccer gameOn Monday, December 27th at 7:15 pm, the New Orleans Saints will play a soccer game against the Miami Dolphins in the Caesars Superdome (1500 Sugar Bowl Drive). Expect heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic from 6:00 p.m. along Poydras Street between Loyola Avenue and S. Claiborne Avenue and the surrounding area.

Allstate Sugar Bowl New Years ParadeOn Friday, December 31st at 2:30 p.m., the Allstate Sugar Bowl New Year’s Eve Parade begins at the intersection of Elysian Fields Avenue and Decatur Streets and runs along Decatur and N. Peters Streets before moving to N. dissolves at the intersection of Peters Street and Canal Street. The parade’s formation begins along Elysian Fields between Burgundy Street and Decatur Street ahead of its scheduled start. Heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic is expected along Elysian Fields Avenue and Decatur Street.

Allstate sugar bowlOn Saturday, January 1st at 8:45 pm, the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Caesars Superdome (1500 Sugar Bowl Drive) will host a soccer game between Baylor University and the University of Mississippi. Garages for this game will open at 2:30 p.m. and heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic is expected along Poydras Street between Loyola Avenue and S. Claiborne Avenue and the surrounding area.

In addition, RTA services, including bus traffic, may be interrupted during these events. For details on route changes, see www.norta.com.

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