Convention Could Cause Traffic, Parking Troubles Downtown

(WBRZ News 2) City officials say a convention being held at the Raising Cane’s River Center may cause traffic trouble this week.

According to, the city will host the Louisiana Senior Beta Club Convention from Wednesday, Feb. 8 to Friday, Feb. 10. As many as 7,000 students and volunteers will begin arriving Wednesday and will be traveling downtown to the River Center.

Baton Rouge Police will begin a street closure on River Road from St. Phillip Street to North Boulevard to accommodate buses for the convention.

Officials say traffic and parking in the downtown area may be challenging.

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