Street closures, heavy traffic expected during the Columbus Arts Festival

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Prepare for street closures and heavy traffic as the Columbus Arts Festival runs through Sunday.

Prepare for street closures and heavy traffic as the Columbus Arts Festival runs through Sunday.

If you’re driving Downtown or Franklinton this weekend, you may want to look for some alternate routes. The following streets will be closed until 6 a.m. Monday for the Columbus Arts Festival:

  • South Civic Center Drive from Broad Street to Main Street

  • South Second Street from Main Street to Mound Street (open to local traffic)

  • South Civic Center Drive from Mound Street to Main Street (open to local traffic)

  • Main Street (Rich Street west of the river) from the east side of Lucas Street to Front Street (local traffic starts at McDowell Street only)

  • South Ludlow Street from Town Street to Main Street (open at Town Street to local traffic)

  • West Cherry Street from South Second Street to South Ludlow Street

  • Washington Avenue from Main Street to Broad Street

  • Rich Street (Town Street west of the river) from the east side of Lucas Street to Front Street (open to local traffic on Starling Street)

  • Noble Street east side from South Second Street to South Civic Center Drive

  • Jewett Street from Mound Street to Main Street

  • Town Street from Front Street to Civic Center Drive (open to local traffic)

  • Belle Street from State Street to Rich Street

  • Starling Street from State Street to Main Street (open to local traffic)

Broad Street will remain open during the Columbus Arts Festival.

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What is the parking situation like?

Parking is available in parking lots east and west of the river, at paid kiosks or via the ParkColumbus app on surrounding city streets and in garages in downtown and Franklinton. For a list of garages and other parking information, visit columbusartsfestival.org/visit/parking.

For more information about the Columbus Arts Festival, including a festival map and a preview of some of the judges’ work, visit columbusartsfestival.org.

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This article originally appeared in The Columbus Dispatch: Columbus Arts Festival road closures in downtown Columbus June 6-10