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How to Get Around New Orleans During Essence Fest Weekend

How to Get Around New Orleans During Essence Fest Weekend

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — In preparation for the Essence Festival of Culture, New Orleans city officials are bracing motorists for the traffic congestion expected in the city.

ASM Global officials said anyone heading to the Caesars Superdome should expect traffic congestion entering and exiting the city due to ongoing construction on Poydras Street.


There will also be lane restrictions along Poydras Street between Clara Street and Loyola Avenue. This will have a major impact on the nightly concerts that will take place from 6pm to 1am on July 6-8.

Caesars Superdome is working with the New Orleans Police Department to manage traffic flow and minimize congestion.

Various visitors and residents will come to the Big Easy to see performances by Janet Jackson, Tank and The Bangas, Charlie Wilson, Victoria Monét, SWV, The Roots and more.

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