Upcoming Street Closings Announced

Monday, February 18, 2019

Here are upcoming street closings: 

Ales on 8th - W 8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street will be closed on Wednesday, from 4-9 p.m.
This closure will be in effect each Wednesday evening through 
January, 2020.
 
E MLK Blvd.: The lane closures on E MLK Blvd. between Market St. and Georgia St. have been delayed until Monday, Feb. 25, due to inclement weather. Please note that now, the center lanes of E. MLK Blvd. will be closed between Market St. and Georgia St. from Monday, Feb. 25, until Monday, March 4, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., for work being done on the median, weather permitting. 

West Village Street Festivals -  Pine Street between W 7th Street and W M.L. King Blvd., and 
8th Street between Pine Street and Chestnut Street will be closed from 8 a.m. until midnight each Saturday through Dec. 27. 

The Friday night West Village Street Festivals will resume once the weather improves.
 
Central Avenue will be closed on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the railroad tracks, between the 4800 and 4900 blocks, for railroad track replacements. Local detours will be posted.

View  CDOT's map of event and road closures for full details of these activities and other projects underway in our public space.  


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