NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today at 11AM, Lt. Col. Jerry Sneed, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Director for the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness will be available to discuss upcoming road closures for preparations for Super Bowl XLVII.
Beginning Saturday, January 5, 2013, commuters and visitors to the downtown New Orleans area will begin to see several roads and an exit near the Mercedes-Benz Superdome closed as workers begin to assemble equipment in the area. Road closures include Dave Dixon Drive, Magnolia Avenue, West Stadium Drive, Howard Avenue and Sugar Bowl Drive. The Super Dome exit from the Pontchartrain Expressway will also be closed.
Traffic restrictions will intensify moving closer to the Super Bowl and on game day, February 3, 2013. Parking will be extremely limited throughout the Mardi Gras and Super Bowl festivities. Visitors are encouraged to utilize public transportation whenever possible.
Mayor Landrieu and City Officials first announced the upcoming road closures on December 11th during a press conference held prior to the Super Bowl Host Committee’s media luncheon.
The traffic plan, including the initial maps for each date and time period, is available online at www.nola.gov/superbowl. The plan details initial road closures and suggested routes for commuters and tourists traveling in and out of the downtown, riverside and French Quarter areas of the city during the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl and on game day.
WHO: Lt. Col. Jerry Sneed, Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Director for the Office of Homeland
Security and Emergency Preparedness
WHAT: Media availability to discuss first round of Super Bowl road closures
WHEN: TODAY, January 4, 2013 11AM-12PM
WHERE: Front steps of City Hall, 1300 Perido Street, New Orleans, LA 70112