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Bus Delays and Detours for March 23-24 Expected Due to Races and Events

3/23/2019

What:                   Due to the “Best Damn Race Half Marathon & 5K” run and the Italian American St.
                             Joseph’s Day Parade, several bus and streetcar lines will be detoured or delayed.
                             The RTA apologies for any inconvenience and asks riders to plan ahead when
                             traveling this weekend. 
 
When:                  From Saturday, March 23rd, 5:00 pm
                             
until events finish on Sunday, March 24th
 
Where:

Event

Duration

Delays

Detours

Italian American St. Joseph’s Parade

Saturday, March 23rd
5pm – 9pm

5 – Marigny/Bywater
10 – Tchoupitoulas
11 – Magazine
16 – S. Claiborne
55- Elysian Fields
47/48 – Canal Streetcar
49 – Loyola Streetcar

5 –Marigny/Bywater
10 – Tchoupitoulas
11 – Magazine
16 – S. Claiborne
55- Elysian Fields
47/48 – Canal Streetcar
49 – Loyola Streetcar
*see below for detour routes

Best Damn Race
Half Marathon & 5k

Sunday, March 24th
5am – 7pm


12 - St. Charles Streetcar
15 - Freret
16 - S. Claiborne
47/48 - Canal Streetcar
49 - Rampart-St. Claude Streetcar
51 - St. Bernard-St. Anthony
52 - St. Bernard-Paris
57 - Franklin
80 - Desire-Louisa
84 - Galvez
88 - St. Claude-Jackson Barracks
90 - Carrollton
91 - Jackson-Esplanade
94 - Broad
101 - Algiers Point
102 - General Meyer

 
No detours scheduled for routes


 




























Detour Routes for the Italian American St. Joseph’s Parade (March 23rd)
  • 10 Tchoupitoulas – Buses stop at Poydras until parade clears Canal
  • 11 Magazine – Buses stop at Poydras until parade clears Canal
  • 16 S. Claiborne – Buses stop at Poydras and Magazine during parade
  • 5 Marigny/Bywater – Board bus at Decatur and Elysian Fields. No service to Canal until parade clears Canal. Transfer to Riverfront Streetcar at French Market Station instead
  • 55 Elysian Fields – Board bus at Decatur and Elysian Fields. No service to Canal until parade clears Canal. Transfer to Riverfront Streetcar at French Market Station instead
  • 47/48 Canal Street – Streetcars will run to S. Liberty during the parade and two hours prior. This detour will continue until parade is finished

 
All RTA service alerts, updates, and detours can also be accessed by downloading RTA’s GoMobile app.

To learn more, visit www.norta.com or call Ride Line at 504-248-3900.


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