Riverbend Road Closures

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Existing Riverbend site closure: 

Riverside Dr./Riverfront Pkwy between Aquarium Way and Molly Ln., the Veterans Bridge south bound exit ramp to Riverside Dr., Power Alley between Riverfront Pkwy and Aquarium Way, and Chestnut St. between Riverfront Pkwy and Aquarium Way will remain closed through Thursday, June 19 for Riverbend Festival staging area.

Daily Riverbend event closure: 

Riverside Dr./Riverfront Pkwy between Lindsay St. and Molly Ln., the Veterans Bridge south bound exit ramp to Riverside Dr., Power Alley between Riverfront Pkwy and Aquarium Way, Chestnut St. between Riverfront Pkwy and Aquarium Way, Aquarium Way between Walnut St. and Riverside Dr. and Lookout St. between East 3rd St. and Riverside Dr. will close daily from 3:30 p.m. until midnight through Saturday for the Riverbend Festival 2014.

High St., East 2nd St., and Spring St. in the Bluff View Art District will be closed to through traffic each day from 4 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. through Saturday.






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