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FestivALL To Affect City Traffic This Weekend

Reported by: Send eMail Jeff Morris
Reported: Jun. 19, 2014 10:40 AM EDT
Updated: Jun. 19, 2014 7:00 PM EDT
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FestivALL Traffic Effects
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Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia

Traffic will be affected in several places around the capital city Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday as FestivALL, the city’s 10-day celebration begins.

The Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee on Friday evening and Smoke on the Water Chili Cookoff throughout Saturday will mean Kanawha Boulevard will be closed downtown, starting Friday evening through Saturday evening, according to a news release from the city. The Boulevard will be closed between Clendenin and Capitol streets, starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday. It will remain closed until the chili cookoff is over and the site is cleaned up, probably by late evening Saturday.

The Charleston Area Medical Center Foundation’s Run for Your Life will affect traffic along Court Street, Piedmont Road and Farnsworth Drive for about two hours Saturday morning. The 5-mile race and five-mile walk will begin on Court Street by the Boulevard, head north to Piedmont Road, turn east to Farnsworth Drive and then circulate through the Spring Hill Cemetery before heading back down to Haddad Park on the same streets. As a result, through traffic at intersections along Court Street and traffic on both Piedmont Road and Farnsworth Drive will be restricted while runners and walkers are on that course, starting at 8 a.m. Drivers should expect delays along that route between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.

The FestivALL Art Parade, which begins at 10 a.m., also will affect traffic downtown. The parade will stage on the Boulevard between Capitol and McFarland streets and then head north on Capitol Street, effectively closing that street to other traffic once the parade starts at 10 a.m. Drivers can expect delays at every Capitol Street intersection between Kanawha Boulevard and Smith Street during the 45-minute parade.

In addition, the West Side Weiner Dog Races Saturday and Ice Cream Social Sunday will require closure of Matthews and Park avenues on both sides of Stonewall Jackson Middle School through the weekend. Those streets will close at 7 a.m. Saturday and remain closed to traffic until Sunday evening after the events and cleanup are complete.



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