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Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu

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City issues parking instructions and traffic restrictions in advance of 2013 Greek Festival and Race

May 22, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Today, the City of New Orleans issued parking instructions and reminders in advance of the 2013 Greek Festival to be held this Memorial Day weekend, Friday, May 24 through Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the Holy Trinity Cathedral complex at 1200 Robert E. Lee Blvd.

In the residential neighborhoods adjacent to the Holy Trinity Cathedral complex, 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, and parking in Handicap zones.

Vehicles parking on the neutral ground are subject to a parking violation and seizure. Please note that vehicles parked in driveways must be clear of sidewalks or they will be ticketed or towed.  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.

On-street parking of vehicles equipped with living accommodations are prohibited and will be enforced 7pm-7am.

Parking on the west bank of Bayou St. John (Filmore Ave. to Robert E. Lee Blvd.) is prohibited and will be strictly enforced. 

  • Request for Parking Enforcement: (504) 658-8100; Daily 24 hours
  • Information on Payments – Tickets/Tows/Boots: 1-877-650-8812; Daily 24 hours
  • General Parking Information: (504) 658-8200; Daily 24 hours

The Greek Festival 1-Mile Race is scheduled for Friday, May 24 starting at 7:00 p.m. Runners will start at the intersection of Wisner Blvd. and Robert E. Lee Blvd., proceed river bound on Wisner Blvd., U-turn before Filmore Ave., and proceed back to the start/finish line at  the intersection of Wisner Blvd. and Robert E. Lee Blvd. The 5-K Race will begin at 7:20 p.m. starting at the intersection of Wisner Blvd. and Robert E. Lee Blvd., proceed on Wisner Blvd., U-turn at Harrison Ave., and return to start/finish line at the intersection of Wisner Blvd. and Robert E. Lee Blvd.

In addition, RTA services, including bus service may be interrupted. Details on route changes are available at

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