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July Fourth Events In Capital City To Affect Traffic

Reported by: Send eMail Jeff Morris
Reported: Jul. 4, 2014 10:37 AM EDT
Updated: Jul. 4, 2014 11:52 AM EDT
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Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia

Traffic will be affected on both side of the Kanawha River because of the concert and July Fourth celebration in the capital city.

City officials said the combination of the Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee and largest fireworks show in the region will cause the traffic issues Friday evening and into the night.

As usual on Fridays, Kanawha Boulevard will close at 5:30 p.m. between Capitol and Court streets in preparation of the Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee. The free concert begins at 6:30 p.m. with Stonestreet on the Schoenbaum Stage of Haddad Riverfront Park. The Black Diamond Experience headlines the night with two 45-minute sets, leading into the fireworks by Pyrotechnico, starting at 9:30 p.m.

In preparation for the fireworks, MacCorkle Avenue will be closed starting at 6:30 p.m. between Porter Road and U.S. 119. Drivers will be able to access the Amtrak Station until 9 p.m. when the fireworks safety zone is established. At that point, the South Side Bridge, Thayer and Ferry streets will be closed to all traffic. The segment of Louden Heights Road in the safety zone will be closed between Grosscup Road and the intersection at the South Side Bridge. Although it is outside the safety zone, traffic on Bridge Road will be restricted at 9 p.m. at Grosscup because there will be no place for cars coming down Bridge Road to go.

The affected streets will be closed until after cleanup of the streets is completed after the show.



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