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RTA Delays/Detours For Feb. 22-24 Parades

2/22/2019


What:               Riders can expect bus and streetcar detours and delays
                         as Mardi Gras parades and celebrations pick up. Details
                         and updated alerts can be found on the RTA Mardi Gras Guide or at http://www.norta.com/mardigras.
 
When:              Friday, February 22nd  - Detours begin at 4pm
                         Saturday, February 23rd – Detours begin at 10am
                         Sunday, February 24th – Detours begin at 9am
 
Routes
Affected:         #12 St. Charles (Friday – Sunday)
                         - Streetcar will operate between S. Claiborne and Valence.
                         - Shuttle bus service will detour from Valence via the 15 Freret route.

                         #47 Canal Street – Cemeteries (Friday – Sunday)
                         - Streetcar will operate from Cemeteries Transit Center to Liberty and French Market to Harrah’s
                         - No service between Liberty and Harrah's during the parades. 

                         #48 Canal Street – City Park/Museum (Friday – Sunday)
                         - Streetcar will operate from City Park to Liberty and French Market to Harrah’s
                         - No service between Liberty and Harrah's during the parades. 

                         #5 Marigny/Bywater (Friday – Sunday)
                         - No Service on Decatur/N. Peters to Canal

                        #55 Elysian Fields (Friday – Sunday)
                        - No Service on Decatur/N. Peters to Canal#10 Tchoupitoulas (Friday – Sunday)
                        - No service for stops between Marengo & Audubon, Marengo & Louisiana, and
                           Poydras & Canal during parades                       

                        #11 Magazine
(Friday – Sunday)
                        - No service for stops between Marengo & Audubon and Poydras & Canal
                          during parades

                        #16 S. Claiborne (Friday – Sunday)
                        - No service for stops on Poydras between Loyola and Harrah’s
                          during parades

                        #15 Freret (Friday – Sunday)
                        - No service for stops on Baronne between Canal and Calliope
                          during parades                       

                        #27 Louisiana
(Friday – Sunday)
                        - No service for stops between Carondelet and Tchoupitoulas
                          during parades                       

                        #28 MLK
(Friday – Sunday)
                        - No service for stops between Carondelet and Tchoupitoulas
                          during parades                       

                        #91 Jackson/Esplanade
Friday – Sunday)
                        - No service for stops between Carondelet and Tchoupitoulas
                          during parades                       

                        #114/115 General DeGaulle
(Saturday Only)
                        - Buses will detour on MacArthur & Woodland to Sullen
                        - No service on Garden Oaks, Behrman Hwy, or Tullis
                          during parades 

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.
 
More information and resources can also be found below:

  • www.nola.gov/mardigras – transportation impacts, safety tips, permitting information, and more
  • Routewise.nola.gov – parade tracker that shows beginning and end of parades, public restrooms, first-aid stations, and lost children station.
  • Also text MARDIGRAS to 888777 for real-time updates on things like severe weather and parade delays
  • Follow @nolaready on twitter, facebook, Instagram, and nextdoor for safety messages and real-time updates
  • Emergency Alerts will also be activated, if needed

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