Keep Out: Expanded zones for today's crane demolition

Evacuation, exclusion and now hard traffic restriction zone added as city prepares to bring down cranes

Thomas Perumean
October 19, 2019 - 6:41 pm



The City of New Orleans has grown the evacuation, exclusion and added a hard traffic restriction zone to the area of downtown being cleared ahead of tomorrow's planned demolition of two damaged construction cranes. 

Temporary evacuation and exclusion zones have been put in place to protect residents from effects of the crane demolition.

The public is asked to heed the warning of New Orleans Fire Department and New Orleans Police Department, who will be going door-to-door in the area to inform affected residents and businesses. 


All individuals inside the Temporary Evacuation Area must evacuate.


All individuals in the Temporary Exclusion Zone must remain indoors. No vehicles or pedestrians will be allowed on the street or outside of structures, including on rooftops.

Hard Traffic Closure

No vehicle traffic allowed to enter.


The City anticipates the temporary evacuation and temporary exclusion orders to be in place beginning sometime Sunday morning and lasting for a few hours.

The City will communicate to the public when it is safe to return. All individuals in the affected area should text HARDROCK to 888777 to receive those notifications.

The City will offer a temporary relocation center at the Treme Recreation Center, 900 N. Villere St., for evacuated individuals who require a place to go during the temporary evacuation order.

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