#NOLA Attn FQ Residents & business employees: Vieux Carré FQ Festival Vehicle Access Pass info
Passes are available to be picked up at the 8th District Station, located at 334 Royal Street, beginning Monday, April 8, 2013, at 9am. Residents should present an ID bearing their French Quarter address. Businesses should provide a typed letter bearing the businesses' letterhead with how many passes are needed. Employees should present a work ID or a check stub from their place of employment.
Under no circumstances will vehicular traffic be allowed to jeopardize the safety of pedestrians. Additionally, the pass does not authorize on-street parking.
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French Quarter Festival 2013 Traffic Advisory
Thursday, April 11, 2013 through Sunday, April 14, 2013
12:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Vehicular traffic will only be restricted when the pedestrian traffic dictates that the closure is necessary. The listed hours are only the “earliest” and “latest” that these closures will take place.
Throughout the festival, beginning at 11:00 A.M. until 10:00 P.M., North Peters/Decatur Streets will be restricted when pedestrian traffic between Iberville and Dumaine Streets dictate the closure.
On Saturday, April 13th and Sunday, April 14th, beginning at 1:30 P.M. until 10:00 P.M., there will be a French Quarter closure in effect ranging from Canal Street to Dumaine Street and Rampart Street to the river.
While the streets are closed to vehicular traffic, for-hire vehicles (taxis, limos, shuttle buses, 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 are available at the Eighth District Station (334 Royal Street) for residents, business owners, employees and hotel guests.