NEW ORLEANS, LA- Today, the City of New Orleans issued additional traffic restrictions for the Super Bowl game.
On game day, the area immediately surrounding the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be closed to all vehicular traffic and all non-ticketed pedestrian traffic. Citizens without tickets to the game will not be permitted into the closed-off permiter of the dome. Because of the numerous street closures and limited parking, the best option for fans headed to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is to take public transportation or walk to the dome.
People who need to drive will be able to take the Loyola exit from the Pontchartrain Expressway or the Vieux Carre or Esplanade exits from I-10 East. All lanes of Poydras Street will be closed from St. Charles Avenue to S. Galvez Street and portions of Loyola Avenue, Lasalle Street, Girod Street, Freret Street, South Robertson Street, Magnolia Street and Clara Street near the dome and arena will be closed. Streets on the downtown side of Tulane Avenue and the river side of Rampart Street will be the best option for game day drivers.
In addition, the following streets will have restricted access from Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 7am until Monday, Februrary 4, 2013:
- Gravier St. between S. Claiborne and S. Galvez
- Simon Bolivar Ave. between Gravier and Poydras
The public is encouraged to be patient and prepared, and to make transportation and parking arrangements accordingly.