TRAFFIC RESTRICTIONS IN ADVANCE OF 2014 NBA ALL-STAR GAME
Commuters, visitors urged to be patient, plan routes ahead
February 7, 2014
NEW ORLEANS – Today, in anticipation of preparations for the 2014 NBA All-Star Game events scheduled for the weekend of February 14-16, 2014, the City of New Orleans announced the 2014 NBA All-Star Game Traffic Plan.
Starting on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 8:00 a.m., the following roads will be closed around the Smoothie King Center (formerly known as the New Orleans Arena):
- Dave Dixon Drive (Magnolia Street to Lasalle Street)
- Magnolia Street (Dave Dixon Drive to Howard Avenue)
- LaRouge Lane (Dave Dixon to the corner of Julia Street)
- No thru – Howard Avenue (after U-turn area under highway overpass behind arena)
All roads will reopen as soon as possible after the event tear down, but no later than Monday, February 17, 2014 at 6:00 a.m.
Parking enforcement personnel will be monitoring for illegal parking, including blocking hydrants, driveways and sidewalks, or parking within 20 feet of a crosswalk, intersection or stop signs. Motorists are also reminded to park in the direction of travel on one-way streets, and with the right wheel to the curb on two-way streets.
In addition, RTA services, including bus service may be interrupted during this event. Details on any route changes are available at www.norta.com.